Keren has been an Independent Financial Adviser for over 25 years and is very much focused on giving personal advice to individuals and families. She provides holistic advice, works on a fee or commission basis, and has a high-profile reputation for the quality of her work and advice.
Keren advises on a range of issues: life assurance, critical illness cover, protecting families, wills and the impact of Sharia law when living in the UAE, savings and investments, retirement planning including UK pensions, mortgages, personal and corporate financial planning, and also cashflow modelling, and tax advice for British expats. Keren is an Advanced Financial Planner with the CII and also holds a raft of other qualifications with them on specific topics, as well as certificates from the CISI and the Chartered Banker Institute.
If her name seems familiar, she has been writing a weekly column in The National newspaper since November 2008, called On Your Side, where she answers readers’ question on financial, legal, banking, employment and consumer issues, as well as commenting on these issues generally in multiple publications. She also has a weekly segment on Capital Radio UAE which launched in September 2018, where she answers queries live on air.
Skills and expertise
- Financial Planning Certificate
- Advanced Financial Planning Certificate
- Certificate in Mortgage Advice Practice
- Pensions Simplification, Investments & Savings, FAIQ
- CISI Wealth Management Certificate
Keren is married and her interests include travel, photography, animals, reading and cooking.
She is also writes the popular financial blog www.financialuae.com which provides advice and information on a wide range of financial, legal and consumer issues for expats resident in the UAE. In addition, she manages the British Expats Dubai Facebook groups.
“Our Financial Adviser Keren Bobker has been excellent and I would highly recommend her. Her no nonsense, honest and unbiased advice is refreshing and actually very helpful to cut through the noise that can often be very hard to see through and actually make decisions. Her style is to advice, educate and then help prioritize, and it works very effectively. I’ve known for a while that I needed to sort my finances and been approached and met a number of advisers, most however, didn’t inspire my confidence or decision making like Keren. She also made herself available to support decision making at my convenience. 10/10!” – Alex C.