Latest News with MyDubai 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

4 QROP Myths Debunked

17th February 2017

The Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Scheme (QROPS) is a complex topic that leaves plenty of room for misunderstanding and misrepresentation. To use a trending term, there are plenty of #Alternativefacts out there. But often the situation is not as simple as people deliberately telling lies. It’s more about inaccuracies getting so inflated on the internet […]

The Business of Valentine’s Day

10th February 2017

It’s Valentine’s Day this coming Tuesday. And— outside of certain Muslim jurisdictions in which it is not celebrated —the annual day of romance is going to be big business, as usual. Valentine’s Day – The Figures The Valentine’s Day industry in the UK is worth around half a billion pounds. Over quarter of a billion […]

The Best Way to Plan for your Retirement

7th February 2017

Joe Capaldi, Senior Managing Partner at Holborn Assets targets the Pensions issue at the heart of the retirement planning challenge – and delivers the solution you need for peace of mind. Will you outlive your money? Will you, in other words, live longer than you financially planned for? The chances are you will . The last century […]

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