Tag Archives: independent financial adviser

Higher education costs – the facts and how to plan

The days of most expats having their children’s school fees paid for them are gone and even if you have an education allowance as part of your salary package it will stop once they finish secondary school. If they then … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Investment | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have you forgotten or lost a UK pension?

This may sound like a silly question but research from a major British insurance company has shown that up there are up to 2.5 million forgotten UK pension plans.  Furthermore, the UK government estimates that the size of these forgotten … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Investment, Need to know, Pension | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are your funds in the dog house?

It is estimated that in the UK alone some £8 billion is languishing in under-performing investment funds. Add all the money in offshore funds and other jurisdictions and the number is worryingly large. These poorly performing funds, known as dogs, … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Investment, Pension | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Need to know: Your financial priorities

Many of us muddle through our financial lives, not focusing on what matters the most, so this article is designed to help you sort out your financial priorities. You have probably thought that there are some issues you need to … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Investment, Life Assurance, Need to know, Pension, Tax & info, Wills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Need to know: VAT in the UAE, what it means for individuals

We have known about the introduction of VAT on 1st January 2018 since early 2016 but the official guidance and final rules have not long been issued. There seems to be a fair amount of misunderstanding as to how it … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Tax & info, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Can you afford to have a serious illness? The facts for the UAE.

The sad and somewhat worrying fact is that anyone can suffer from a serious illness at any time. It doesn’t matter how healthy you feel, and serious illness does not discriminate by gender, age, nationality or income. Have you considered … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Life Assurance, medical insurance, Radio broadcasts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Need to know: New to Dubai? Important financial information

This is not a complete guide to setting up in Dubai but one that gives an overview of many of the financial, and some of the legal, issues of which new residents need to be aware. Your ability to live … Continue reading

Posted in General financial information, Life Assurance, News, Tax & info, Wills | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment