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Your Money blog: UAE customers ‘happier’ with their bank

Alice Haine   |  November 25, 2014

Customer satisfaction is finally on the rise, 27% of UAE residents would now recommend their bank to family and friends, according to a new survey from


Seven things NRIs need to know about diversifying their investment portfolio

  |  November 21, 2014

Creating a truly diversified investment portfolio that includes stocks, bonds, property, cash, commodities and alternative investments requires careful planning.


More clouds on the horizon for those with assets in the UK

  |  November 14, 2014

Holding assets in the UK is no longer as cost-effective or as straightforward as it once was.


How Wally can help you with your UAE spending habits

Alice Haine   |  November 10, 2014

The UAE's very own personal finance app Wally has now launched an Android version. So here's the lowdown on how to track your spending whether on an iPhone or Android.


NRIs - it’s time to diversify your portfolio from just gold and property

  |  November 4, 2014

While Indian expats are inclined to pour their money into gold and property - their emotional attachment to these asset classes could be affecting the success of their investment portfolio.


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.