Latest News with MyDubai tag

New Tax Year Investment Insight From Holborn Assets

16th May 2017

The beginning of the UK tax year brings personal finances into focus for all of us – as well as a changing cost landscape, with UK inflation rising in February 2017 to a Consumer Price Index high of 2.3% since 2013. Although prices are rising and set for Brexit uncertainty, the Bank of England is, […]

Holborn Assets Scam Watch: Latest UK identity fraud figures highest ever

15th May 2017

Identity fraud in the UK is at its highest level ever, according to figures from leading UK fraud prevention service Cifas. 172,919 cases of identity fraud were recorded in the UK in 2016. That’s just a small rise on the 169,592 cases recorded in 2015. And, for 2016, that’s 473 cases of identity fraud recorded […]

Holborn Assets News – Warning! It’s Malware Monday for Microsoft users!

15th May 2017

Since Friday, more than 200,000 victims across 150 countries have been hit by the “WannaCry” computer virus attack that freezes computer files and demands a ransom payment. And Europol Director Rob Wainwright said, “ … I am worried about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn their machines […]

Microsoft designed a computer font specially for Dubai

3rd May 2017

Dubai is the first city to be honoured with its very own font from computer giant Microsoft. On Sunday 31st April, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed launched the “Dubai” typeface as a “a very important step for us [Dubai] as part of our continuous efforts to be ranked first in the digital world.” Sheik Hamdan added […]

Why do we have Bank Holidays?

1st May 2017

Today May 1st is one of two Bank Holidays in the UK which fall in May, with Brits looking forward to another day off work on May 29th. How did Bank Holidays come about in the UK? And how do they match up as national holidays with the rest of the world? Which country is […]

Holborn Assets Scam Watch – April 2017

24th April 2017

Holborn Assets Scam Watch – a look at what scams are out there in the world of personal finance and beyond, and how to stay safe. Would you be fooled by a pension scam? In research commissioned by the UK’s Citizens Advice Bureau in 2016, it was found that three-quarters of us are confident that […]

Holborn Assets News : Weekly financial highlights from the UK

17th April 2017

Holborn Assets News reviews four snippets of UK personal finance news from this second week of April that highlight the need for expats (and their families) to keep their financial options open: UK housing market hits official doldrums Student loan interest soars with strong inflation Market-beating bond from NSI fails to beat inflation Royal Mail […]

Holborn Assets News – Average Size of UK Pension Pot soars to £50k

10th April 2017

The average UK pension pot has rocketed in value in two years to £50,000, according to research from financial providers Aegon. Behind the surge in saving is a new awareness of pensions amongst Brits brought about by the Government Pension Freedoms of 2015, in which a number of liberating measures were announced. The research also […]

April 2017: Holborn Assets Reviews the new HMRC tax changes for UK

7th April 2017

Here at Holborn Assets, the new tax year in the UK (beginning April 6th) is a time to take stock. The accounting clock has started again and, with it, come four bits of good news in the area of personal taxation – as well as bad news for BTL investors in the form of mortgage […]

Pensioners get jolt back to reality

2nd April 2017

As an April Fool’s joke yesterday, we reported here at Holborn Assets that the UK Government was, instead of taxing pensioners, making pensioners into millionaires, left, right and centre. We wish it were true. But the truth is that pensions are not only so tax-sensitive, but so varied nowadays, that professional help is the only […]

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