18th September 2017
UK expats in the UAE have not been surprised to learn this week that qualifying for State aid with UK care home fees remains a patchy old business.
17th August 2017
The history and behaviour of the US dollar is key to understanding many markets. So how did the dollar get going as a currency? Holborn Assets reviews the history of the US dollar.
6th August 2017
The financial regulator seeks to reduce the detrimental impact of high-cost loan products, including payday loans, cash advances on salaries and current account overdrafts.
23rd July 2017
The UK Treasury stated that British consumers would finally see the back of rip-off card charges. The government has set a deadline of January 2018 for vendors to stop skimming on transactions.
12th July 2017
Just weeks ago in June 2017, The Bank of England called on UK banks to hold more capital because, amongst other things, the credit card market was “dangerously overheating.”
27th June 2017
It is almost ten years to the month since a financial crisis stunned the global economy. We take a closer look at the post-financial crisis landscape across the globe.
19th June 2017
Have you ever heard of “Authorised Push Payment” (APP) scams? APP scams are a type of bank account fraud. Here is what to look out for and how to avoid APP scams.
5th June 2017
A staggering 6.3 million UK motorists were affected in 2016 by the “menace” that is the UK’s roughly 2m potholes.
7th April 2017
The accounting clock has started again and, with it, come four bits of good news in the area of personal taxation. Let's look at the new HMRC tax changes...
27th March 2017
You probably have more questions than answers about Long Term Care. Here are a list of FAQs on UK Long Term Care (LTC) with answers.
16th March 2017
We can’t give you a gory Game of Thrones series 7 exclusive, but we can pass on a few lessons in personal finance.
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.
10th February 2017
It’s Valentine’s Day this coming Tuesday. The annual day of romance is going to be big business, as usual. Would you like to know the annual figures?
27th December 2016
One in three pay for Christmas by taking out debt – whether overdraft or credit card. And one in five get lumbered for three months or more with paying off Christmas debt.
18th October 2016
The winter festive season will be here before we know it, so now’s the time to give your personal finances the once-over. How are you fixed? Are you ready for what’s coming?
1st September 2016
South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan could “buckle” the Rand if he gets fired. What does that mean to South African expats working in the UAE?
23rd June 2016
It is well known that the US is the only country that can print money without control. But how do other nations of the world accept it? In this article, we will find out how (and why).