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Tax Implications of Financial Planning for South African Expats Living in UAE

4th October 2016

The bitter economic reality of South Africa in terms of virtually non-existing GDP growth, increasing crime rate, and allegations of “reverse discrimination,” have promoted a large number of young and aspiring professionals to look for career opportunities overseas. A significant number among this highly educated workforce from South Africa have found a new home in […]

7 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

10th January 2016

Expatriates in the UAE have a lot to think about financially, so the team at Holborn Assets have compiled a list of 7 financial mistakes to avoid in order to make your 2016 your best yet financially: 1. Clarify The Jargon! – There are no silly questions when it comes to understanding your finances.  Do not let politeness […]

10 Ways to Save in the New Year

29th December 2015

Aim for a fresh set of goals this New Year – and don’t forget to include your financial plans and resolutions. The team at Holborn Assets have complied a list of 10 easy ways you can save more in 2016. 1. Balance Transfer: If you have a credit card debt to repay in 2016 – […]

A Quick Guide to Opening a Bank Account in Dubai

13th October 2015

Many expats choose to keep their British bank account open and send parts of their savings back to the UK, but you still need a local bank account if you live and work in Dubai – to receive salary and pay the bills. Opening a bank account in Dubai can be an overwhelming task, with […]

Do You Have A Financial Bucket List?

22nd September 2015

Everyone probably knows what a bucket list is made up of: the list of things, big goals and dreams you’d like to achieve before you actually kick the bucket. So, for those who are passionate about getting their finances in order, take the look at the financial bucket list we have compiled to achieve your […]

Retirement Planning for British Expats Living in the UAE

3rd September 2015

Whether you eventually qualify for State Pension or not, it will be only a small portion of your retirement portfolio. For most professionals, the main part of their retirement savings is in employer-provided or commercial pension plans, stocks, bonds, funds and other investments. That said, a surprisingly high number of well paid expats don’t actively […]

7 Things You Should Be Saving For

31st August 2015

Everyone says you should spend less and save more, but maintaining the discipline to put money aside is hard, unless you know what you will eventually buy with the savings. The following are 7 reasons, or 7 things everyone should be saving for. 1. Retirement It would seem that retirement should come last, but it […]

Getting Your Pension Right Can Change Your Life – A Client’s Story

27th August 2015

At Holborn Assets, we always stress the importance of financial planning and getting ready for the time when you are no longer able to work.  Unfortunately, for some people retirement can come much earlier than expected due to an accident or illness, leaving them and their families in a complicated financial position. The following is […]

Health Insurance in the UAE

24th August 2015

There is currently (2014-2016) a big healthcare reform underway in Dubai, which should result in a system where employers will be required by law to provide basic health coverage to their expat employees.  A similar system is already in place in Abu Dhabi and had been planned for Dubai several years ago, but the reform […]

Do you Need Life Insurance?

21st July 2015

The primary purpose of life insurance is to pay money to named beneficiaries, such as your spouse or children, in case of your death.  There are many different types of life insurance and other products which combine the life insurance concept with services such as investing or lending.  Rather than going into details about the […]

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