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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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How the new DIFC Wills and Probate Registry will affect UAE expats

  |  April 7, 2015

The DIFC will become the first jurisdiction in the region where a non Muslim individual can register a will under the internationally-recognised Common Law principles.

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Your Money blog: A guide to the UAE’s end of service gratuity

Alice Haine   |  March 21, 2015

The end of service gratuity is always a hot topic of discussion. So, here, two UAE-based experts answer a series of questions on how the payment is calculated.

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