My National

My National

10 reasons to bank with your mattress

Sean Cronin   |  October 22, 2014

In an era of historically low interest rates and high bank fees, mattresses have much to offer the small, medium and king-sized enterprise.


UAE’s most popular financial products revealed

Alice Haine   |  October 14, 2014 has released its latest ranking of the UAE's top five, most popular financial products. So is there a car loan or credit card in there for you? We reveal the contenders.


FATCA for American expats – you can’t hide from it (part three)

Alice Haine   |  July 7, 2014

For American expats who think the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is irrelevant to them, be warned: while tax avoidance is perfectly legitimate, tax evasion is illegal and not only you, but anyone who “aids or assists” you is likely to be severely dealt with.


Buying a new motor? Then cash in on one of these 10 Ramadan car deals

Alice Haine   |  July 2, 2014

If you are considering buying a new car, now would be the perfect time to do so. During Ramadan, all the major car dealers launch special offers to lure in buyers during what would otherwise be a relatively slow retail period.


Money readers: we want your opinions

  |  June 19, 2014

Whether you want to offer a reader a solution to a problem or reprimand them for poor handling of their financial affairs, tell us your thoughts.


Where there’s a will, there’s a way to manage your UK tax bill

  |  May 18, 2014

Leighton Jones, the director of Guardian Wealth Management, UAE, reveals the three crucial tax saving issues you’ll want to consider in order to set your final affairs straight.


Confessions of a Dubizzle and Facebook seller - part 2

Ian Oxborrow   |  May 13, 2014

Selling belongings in the UAE can be fruitful, and also downright frustrating - especially when the phantoms come out to buy.


Confessions of a Dubizzle and Facebook seller – part 1

Ian Oxborrow   |  May 7, 2014

Has reclaiming the money you've spent in the UAE ever been easier?


Online searches for UAE mortgages rose 35% in Q1 of 2014

  |  May 5, 2014

The vast majority of home loan searches were expats looking to buy property in Dubai. It is not hard to see why so many expats are in a hurry to buy right now.


FATCA for American expats - part two

Alice Haine   |  April 29, 2014

If you are a US expat and believe you are exempt from paying tax back home then it might be worth reading our second instalment on how to manage your tax status as a non-resident American.