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Dubai Finance & Money Matters

Welcome to our packed Finance section where you will find everything to with money matters in Dubai- it's important to look after your money and some things are very different to your home country. It's important to take care of your finances right from the start so here we look at everything from opening a bank account to the cost of living in Dubai and how to budget and everything in between. Enjoy the articles below...

  • The UAE Currency

    The UAE Currency

    Let's start at the very beginning and take a closer look at the currency in Dubai and across the UAE- it's the Arab Emirate Dirham or AED.

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  • Budgeting in Dubai

    Budgeting in Dubai

    We become expats for various reasons, but 2 of the most common are to experience a different culture and to have tax-free life in Dubai.

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  • Paying Your Bills

    Paying Your Bills

    There's lots of bills that need paying in Dubai and you'll need to know more about DEWA, Etisalat, DU, find out how to pay them here.

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  • Opening a Bank Account

    Opening a Bank Account

    To get yourself set up in Dubai you are going to need a bank account in order to rent a home, buy a car and more. Find out how to open one.

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Money Related News & Features

  • 'Your Private Wealth Boutique

    Your Private Wealth Boutique

    Her Finance is a wealth advisory focused on empowering you with the knowledge and know-how to make informed decisions that will take care of every aspect of your financial life. We’ll teach you to love your finances. And you’ll learn it’s not complicated to reach your goals.

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  • 'Be Bold For Change' Join the campaign at her.finance

    'Be Bold For Change' Join the campaign at her.finance

    Her Finance is a private wealth boutique designed to empower women with the knowledge and know-how to make informed decisions and achieve their financial ambitions. Wealth Manager Linda Heath says the portal will help to counter a massive underrepresentation in the industry. "Many female clients feel this industry is dominated by males. They often feel uncomfortable talking to men about their finances, especially if Wealth Management isn’t a subject they are familiar with".

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  • VAT in the UAE to be Introduced Next January

    VAT in the UAE to be Introduced Next January

    It's recently been announced the the UAE and five other GCC countries can expect to see a 5% VAT implemented as early as January 2018. Here's everything you need to know about it and how it will affect businesses and products in the UAE.

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  • Five Reasons You didn’t Save Enough Last Year

    Five Reasons You didn’t Save Enough Last Year

    Last year you splurged on your favourite things, you didn’t clip any coupons, and you barely had the time to go on holiday, let alone hunt out a bargain. To initiate you into the new year, we’re going to help you get into good habits. Here’s some money saving ideas to enable you to make a few modest changes so you can hang on to more cash in 2017.

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  • The Crossrail: Identifying UK Property Investments

    The Crossrail: Identifying UK Property Investments

    The Crossrail development in the UK, due to be in full service by mid-2019, has already triggered land purchases, development activity and driven growth along its routes. However, Stefan Terry, Vice President of Globaleye, believes there are still plenty of opportunities and healthy gains still remain.

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  • How to Efficiently Manage Your Finances

    How to Efficiently Manage Your Finances

    When we have to pay for mortgages, credit cards, student debt, the family holiday, and unforeseen circumstances such as medical bills, on top of international schooling, saving can seem daunting at the best of times, without a plan in place, it can seem even worse. To help make the future easier to handle, we’ve compiled five tips for making sure you have a financial backup whenever you need it.

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  • Cost of Breast Cancer Recovery Burdens Most Women

    Cost of Breast Cancer Recovery Burdens Most Women

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This initiative to raise awareness is important because with early detection and treatment, most women can survive breast cancer and continue to enjoy their lives. Screening is the route with the highest proportion of cases diagnosed at an early stage, so it’s important to promote awareness of the benefits of early detection this month.

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  • Personal Insurance Is Cheaper For Women

    Personal Insurance Is Cheaper For Women

    Smart, empowered, independent women like you continue to bring your expertise to everything from the boardroom to the classroom the world over. Although women are making continuous strides for equal rights in companies the world over, when it comes to being an expat, a lot of company benefits are not actually available for men or women. Here’s a look at the different types of personal insurance available to female expats...

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  • Beware of the Little Expenses this Summer

    Beware of the Little Expenses this Summer

    Although you’ve moved abroad for a higher standard of living, there are still many ways to cut back on your expenses to ensure you have funds to store away, without giving up the little luxuries of expat living. Simply by putting aside an hour to plan your spending for this month, you can make a few simple swaps, and become more thoughtful about how you spend your money this August. To get you going this summer, here's three simple strategies to implement right away...

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  • Top savings tips for women

    Top savings tips for women

    Budgeting is not a skill that the saving savvy are born with; it’s a learned habit, and an effective tool for reaching your financial goals. By implementing these simple tips into your daily life, you can stay in control of your finances, and reach your savings goals – whilst being surprised at how much you can still afford to treat yourself along the way.

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  • Dubai property prices finally hit rock bottom!

    Dubai property prices finally hit rock bottom!

    Property prices in the glass and steel desert city of Dubai are set to bounce back after years of decline. The United Arab Emirates city was badly hit by the global downturn as developers and investors were trapped in an off-plan housing bubble that dramatically burst leaving an oversupply of property and many speculators going bust.

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  • How do you set a cash target for retirement?

    How do you set a cash target for retirement?

    Setting a savings target for retirement is really hard for most people because the figures are all guesswork. Few of us really know how much we will spend on day to day bills and no one knows how long they will live after ‘hanging up their boots.’

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  • Building an Emergency Fund

    Building an Emergency Fund

    Many of us like to stay positive, and look at the bright side of things, but what happens when life throws an unexpected curveball our way? From a medical expense, to car repairs to an unexpected lay-off, emergencies are unforeseeable, and can be expensive, thus, it is important that you have an emergency fund for those rainy days.

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  • 8 Rules for Becoming Debt Free by Age 30

    8 Rules for Becoming Debt Free by Age 30

    In this day and age, it seems young adults are beginning to graduate later, start careers later, get married later, have kids later... And yep, you've got it, saving later. Which ultimately has put our maturity at an all-time low, and our debt at an all-time high.

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  • Critical Illness Cover

    Critical Illness Cover

    Critical illness cover pays a tax-free lump sum if you're diagnosed with a defined critical illness during the policy term, such as: Heart attack, Stroke, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis

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  • UK Final Salary schemes, should you transfer your pension?

    UK Final Salary schemes, should you transfer your pension?

    If you no longer live in the UK it is important that you review your options regarding your Final Salary pension scheme. A possible transfer should be considered. Great care must be exercised when considering this option as your Final Salary scheme includes valuable benefits. Given this it is of utmost importance that you receive appropriate independent advice. For many a Final Salary pension will provide the basis of a comfortable income in retirement.

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  • Tax & Your Pension as an Expat

    Tax & Your Pension as an Expat

    Making the most of your pension as an expat is something you should investigate, because where and when you go can make a huge difference in the cash you receive after tax. Although British pensions pay a tax free lump sum, depending on where you settle, this could be taxed in the country where you decide to settle as a tax resident.

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  • New Stamp Duty Charge for Landlords (UK)

    New Stamp Duty Charge for Landlords (UK)

    What’s changed? From 1 April 2016, a new Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will be charged on second homes and buy-to-let investments valued over GBP40,000 in England and Wales. Investors will have to pay a 3% surcharge on top of the current progressive stamp duty.

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  • Putting Your Savings Plan Into Action!

    Putting Your Savings Plan Into Action!

    Moving to Dubai and becoming an expat can be motivated by a number of different factors: the sunshine, the glitz and glamour, the cultural experiences, travelling the region... For most expats, the underlying motive is to save money and build wealth. After all, salaries are generally higher and there is no taxman in sight. Saving money in Dubai should be an easy task, right? Think again. After a short-while two-thirds of expats in Dubai find themselves in more debt than when they arrived.

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  • Breast Cancer | Critical Illness Cover

    Breast Cancer | Critical Illness Cover

    Cancer is probably the most dreaded word of our generation. The disease has been a silent killer for centuries, with more than 100 known cancer varieties and not a single comprehensive cure available. Some cancers prove fatal, whereas others can be managed for years through treatment after early detection.

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  • What age do you want to retire? Can You afford to retire?

    What age do you want to retire? Can You afford to retire?

    New research from Prudential has shown that more than one in three people over the UK pension age are either still working or are planning on taking another job. Of these, nearly 5% return to work on a better salary, 8% are choosing to start their own company and 15% remain in their old job beyond retirement age.

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  • Retirement Planning with Globaleye

    Retirement Planning with Globaleye

    The fact is, the cost of living will continue to rise whether you retire or not. For most people the costs associated with retirement years are not the prime concern, it’s the question of how to afford these costs that poses bigger challenges. No retiring parent wants to depend on their children’s income, or perhaps in worst case, leave financial burdens behind for loved ones.

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  • The Increasing Costs of Your Children’s Education

    The Increasing Costs of Your Children’s Education

    For parents contemplating the costs of sending their children to a good University, the future looks rather daunting. The cost of tuition continues to increase in the US and the UK, more and more parents in the Middle East are struggling to deal with the costs of sending their young ones to University.

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  • Are UAE expats saving enough for retirement?

    Are UAE expats saving enough for retirement?

    Consumers in the UAE are bracing for a bleak retirement even as the economy shows signs of improvement and individual incomes are higher than in the previous years. New data show that a significant number of residents are realizing that they have no sufficient savings to retire comfortably. Financial experts attributed the lack of confidence to poor savings culture and absence of proper pension system in the country. Dropping property values and tightening lending rules are also making people realize that they won’t have enough assets to fall back on by the time they stop working.

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  • Global Eye Financial Advice | UK University Fees Under Spotlight

    Global Eye Financial Advice | UK University Fees Under Spotlight

    A would-be university student is taking an Oxford college to court alleging that it turned him down for a place on financial grounds because he could not prove he had enough money to support himself while he was there.

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  • Global Eye Financial Advice | Seven Year Retirement

    Global Eye Financial Advice | Seven Year Retirement

    We spend our working lives looking forward to an old age in which we can happily indulge in holidays and hobbies – but now it seems the typical nest egg savings put aside will vanish just seven years after retirement. And the research by HSBC revealed that people in the UK are less prepared for retirement than any of the 14 other countries which took part in the poll.

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  • Fines in Dubai

    Keep it Clean: Fines in Dubai

    Dubai take pride in its neat and clean Emirate, and authorities go the extra mile to ensure the beauty of the place is maintained. As a result, there are a number of fines implemented to make sure that all who live or visit Dubai - locals, expats and tourists alike - not only stay out of trouble, but also join in the great effort to keep Dubai clean. Here are your main ones explained...

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  • financial problems

    Financial Problems In The UAE

    Debt in the UAE is treated very differently to the way it is in other countries, such as the US, Australia, UK and other European countries so it's best to know what to do if you find yourself in financial difficulty.

    In the UAE, there are limited bankruptcy laws. Dishonouring a cheque is a criminal offence and may well result in arrest and a lengthy prison sentence. This article gives some suggestions about steps you might take if you find yourself in financial difficulty.

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  • money transfer in dubai

    Transferring Money And Exchanging Money In Dubai

    Whether you are a resident here, having visitors or coming to Dubai as a tourist it's great to know all your options for changing currency whilst here.

    We also take a look at the different options for transferring money to another country and at how the exchange rates work in the UAE. These days you have many convenient options so we take a look at all of them to help you make a decision how to get that money home safely and quickly.

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