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Expat divorce in the UAE – 10 frequently asked questions

  |  July 3, 2015

From whether you can leave the country with your children to what to do if a spouse refuses to cooperate, Sonny Patel of Expatriate Law answers common expat queries on separation.

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UAE-based British expats snap up buy-to-let properties in the UK

Alice Haine   |  June 22, 2015

Offshore bank Skipton International says 15 per cent of its expat buy to let mortgage applications have originated from the UAE since it launched its products last summer.

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Why UK expats should not ignore their child’s university education

Toby Simpson   |  May 21, 2015

UK expats planning to send their children to universities in their home nation, either need to move home to secure cheaper fees or start saving now.

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UAE employees set for 6% pay hike in the next year, according to survey

Alice Haine   |  May 19, 2015

According to a new survey from Robert Half UAE, employees in the Emirates will receive a pay rise in the next 12 months. Just don’t bank it until the money hits your account.

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How to stay secure while shopping online in the UAE

Alice Haine   |  May 13, 2015

Khalid Elgibali, head of retail banking and wealth management, UAE and MENA, at HSBC, explains how to stay safe when buying online.

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Souqalmal.com releases its latest ranking of the UAE’s top financial products

Alice Haine   |  May 4, 2015

SimplyLife - a consumer personal finance brand launched only last year by Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank - has topped the charts in two categories: credit cards and car loans.

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When your UAE bank is really there for you

Brett Debritz   |  May 3, 2015

Despite closing his local branch, The National's Brett Debritz has nothing but praise for his bank after they came to his rescue following a series of fraudulent transactions on his credit card.

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Your Money blog: Six common mistakes all investors make

Dhiraj Rai   |  April 21, 2015

From investing without a clear plan of action to meddling with their accounts too often and investing too conservatively - all investors fail at some point. Just make sure you don't follow their lead.

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Spread UAE school fee payments over 18 months - but be careful

Alice Haine   |  April 20, 2015

Parents can spread the cost of tuition over 18 months with the NBAD Aldar Academies Visa Platinum Credit Card - the latest player in the education-linked financial products market.

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Over 80% of Dubai residents faced rent hike in the first quarter of 2015

Alice Haine   |  April 15, 2015

Is the predicted drop in rent prices going to plan? The MoveSouq.com survey would suggest not.

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