Latest News with Holborn Assets Reviews tag

2017 UAE Motor Insurance Rules – New

24th March 2017

There’s all sorts of goodies that insurance companies will now have to provide to UAE motorists – but it remains a fact that new rules from the UAE Insurance Authority (IA) mean that over a third of UAE motorists are expected to pay more for their vehicle insurance this year. That’s because of a new […]

Holborn Assets Reviews the UK Care Home Sector 2017

20th March 2017

So have you got “The Big Dilemma” or “The Big Problem”? For most people, there are two giant practical issues with Long Term Care: Care Home vs. Home Care – The Big Dilemma Care Home Funding – The Big Problem This overview is intended to help you get some background before you dive in and […]

Top 7 Personal Finance Lessons Hidden in Game of Thrones

16th March 2017

Love it or loathe it, HBO blockbuster Game of Thrones (GoT) is in the headlines again with two bits of UK news: The UK actor who played Wilding Giant “Mag the Mighty”, Neil Fingleton, has died aged 36 of heart failure. With a height of 7ft 7 in (232cm), Neil was the UK’s tallest man. […]

Electronically Traded Fund Bitcoin – Denied

15th March 2017

There was great excitement in the world of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, with a big decision being made on the first attempt to launch a Bitcoin ETF (Electronically Traded Fund). The US Securities and Exchange Commission has said it will rule on the £100m bid from Winklevoss Capital by March 11th – which is this Sunday. The decision […]

The price of a beer on St. Patrick’s Day 2017

13th March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day started out as a Catholic Feast Day. In the 1800s, it was taken up by Irish-Americans as a day of civic pride. And now it’s turned into a day of global drinking! Where do we stand here in the UAE when it comes to the cost of a beer? And what about […]

Holborn Assets Reviews the UK Spring Budget 2017

10th March 2017

What’s big? The main news is a “2% stealth tax” on self-employed Brits, with changes to the National Insurance Contribution system coming in next tax year. Personal Finance Income Tax Personal tax-free allowance rises – for the seventh year running – up to £11,500 this tax year. High rate minimum threshold rises to £45,000.  Inheritance […]

New UK Probate sliding scale – 58% of Brits to pay nothing

3rd March 2017

The UK Government this week announced changes to the way that “probate” is charged, with a new sliding scale coming in from April 2017 to replace the old flat fee system. And if you’re one of the 58% of the UK population with an estate to pass on that’s worth less than £50,000, probate won’t […]

Which Way are 2017 UAE Property Prices Going?

1st March 2017

The Consensus Forget about consensus: some commentators see a gradual improvement in Dubai market conditions (but not Abu Dhabi) – whereas others see a continued decline in prices. One popular theory is that, if they are going to start rising again at all, Dubai prices and rents will do so towards the end of the […]

Elite tips for buying a UK property

27th February 2017

With all the signs of a softening UK market for 2017,  Holborn Assets IFA and Mortgage Expert Jo Philips gives a whistle-stop tour of the procedure for buying a UK property. UK house prices this January showed their weakest growth for fourteen months according to the latest figures from the Nationwide Building Society. So maybe this […]

UK Government Proposes Final Salary Pension Rise Freeze

22nd February 2017

Are you one of the 11 million plus Brits with a Defined Benefit pension? Defined Benefit – or “Final Salary” – pension schemes could pay out less in the future under proposals published today by the UK Government.   The consultation paper published by the Department of Work and Pensions raises the possibility that struggling […]

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