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UAE Public Holidays for 2017

These are the official dates of public holidays for the UAE for the coming year so you can make a note in your diary now and plan ahead. Actual days off work for both the public and private sector will … Continue reading

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Tips on reducing spending & better budgeting

When it comes to taking control of your finances, the obvious, but frequently overlooked first step, is to take a long, hard look at your monthly budget. Quite simply, if you don’t know what your outgoings are, how do you … Continue reading

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Seasonal spending – 20 hints & tips on budgeting

As we head rapidly towards the end of 2016 the prospect of Christmas and New Year is daunting for many due to the cost of the celebrations. With Christmas being as much a cultural as a religious event for most … Continue reading

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News: VAT in the UAE confirmed from 1st January 2018

It has now been formally confirmed  by the GCC Supreme Council that the UAE will be introducing VAT (Value Added Tax) with effect from 1st January 2018 at a rate of 5%. Other countries in the GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) … Continue reading

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UK mortgages for UAE based expats

No matter what is happening in the rest of the world, interest in the UK housing market remains strong with many people looking to buy a property as part of their portfolio of investments, or as a future home. Changes … Continue reading

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UAE mortgages and beyond…

I would like to let everyone know that I now have a dedicated in-house mortgage desk which can source a wide range of products and services from the whole of the market. If you are interested in buying a new … Continue reading

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News: Standard Life pulling out of UAE

It has just been formally announced that Standard Life is pulling out of the UAE market with immediate effect. The UK insurance company is a relatively new provider in this region, but due to issues with licences from the UAE … Continue reading

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