Latest News with insurance tag

Financial shocks for UK motorists

5th June 2017

It has been an eventful year for UAE motorists with new insurance laws expected to hit the average driver with shock extra cost. And in the UK too, motorists in 2017 are faced with not one but three things to moan about: Surge in number of potholes on the road Insurance costs set to hike […]

Top 10 Questions your SME should ask about Insurance

7th March 2017

There’s a lot of talk about how SME insurance can be expensive. But look at it this way: On top of everything else an SME has to pay every month, any cost looks expensive. You get to become ruthless with costs when you are running a business, so expenses which aren’t strictly necessary simply have […]

New Easy Way to Check your National Insurance Contributions

15th February 2017

It is now a lot easier for Brits to check their National Insurance Contributions (NICs) thanks to a new HMRC website: What’s the big deal about NICs? National Insurance contributions are important because they relate to how much UK state pension people receive. Currently the rules state that: “To get the full basic State Pension […]

Top 5 Holborn Assets #AlternativeFacts

6th February 2017

In this article we would like to highlight some of the little known facts about Holborn Assets. Please note we mean “little known” not “alternative”, a term in use since January 22, 2017, for reasons well known to all. Holborn Assets can make you famous. We can help you grow organic food. We are members […]

Vaccinate Your SME Against Your Senior Staff Going Under

25th January 2017

By Sam Ebbs, Wealth Manager, Holborn Assets Over the past few years, the number of SMEs operating in Dubai and the UAE has rocketed. But how many of these companies are looking after their own interests the way they could be? One area that is often overlooked is insuring the business (and, indeed, the families of […]

Holborn Assets Explains The Seven Benefits of “Whole of Life” Insurance

6th October 2016

“Whole of Life” Insurance – Never heard of it? Most people don’t take out “Whole of Life” (or “Whole Life”) Insurance, so it’s not very well known. Far more popular is “Term” Insurance — which can be between five and ten times cheaper. What’s the difference, then, between Whole of Life insurance and Term Insurance? […]

A Guide to Income Protection (IP) Insurance

13th May 2016

Insurance has hit the news this year with the compulsory roll-out of medical insurance in Dubai set to achieve 100% coverage by July. An appetite for insurance in general has been whetted. UK expats want to find out how other insurance products could help them,but there’s so much to choose from! In many insurance sectors, […]

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 […]

Do I Need Critical Illness Cover?

2nd March 2015

Critical illness cover is an insurance product which pays a lump sum in case of serious illness (such as cancer, heart attack or stroke). It does not pay out if you die, which is how it differs from life insurance. It is very common for insurance companies to sell critical illness cover together with life […]