Louise Baxter

Louise Baxter has been a journalist for the last 12 years, working for regional publications in the United Kingdom and later national magazines specialising in personal finance. She moved to the UAE four years ago and now writes on a range of subjects from personal finance to health and lifestyle.

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Natural Disasters – Will Your Car Insurance Cover The Damage?


Get ready for a more expensive life in the UAE

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Education ‘a huge expense’ for UAE families

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How will Brexit impact the UAE?

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Increase in EIBOR: How will it impact your mortgage?

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Souqalmal.com launches new Debt Burden Ratio Calculator

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Five tricks to ensure a quick sale on your home

View of Dubai from the top

UAE Value Added Tax (VAT): What you need to know

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Tawarruq and Murabaha: What’s the difference?

UAE Nationals to be granted free entry to the Schengen zone

UAE Nationals to be granted free entry to the Schengen zone

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Buying a home: Islamic Vs Conventional mortgages

Burj khalifa, Downtown is covered by early morning fog in Dubai, UAE

Dubai property: Good news for tenants?

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Guide to bank accounts for SMEs

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Guide to SME Islamic finance

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Beyond banks: Where else to get your SME funding

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Guide to credit cards for SMEs

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Guide to SME loans

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Spending halves this Ramadan

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10 ways to keep bills at bay while you’re away

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12 UAE loyalty cards to keep in your wallet

Rewards or cashback: Which credit card is best?

Which is the most popular UAE bank 2014 ?

Do you have breakdown cover?

Buy-to-let: What you need to know to rent your property

How to purchase a buy-to-let property

UAE Credit Bureau ‘weeks away’ from making credit reports

Fuel consumption: How does your car stack up?

Know your rental rights as a Dubai tenant

10 of the best deals during the 2014 Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF)

The curse of compound interest on your UAE debts

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Guide to Islamic home finance


The race to dominate the Islamic finance industry

Extend your personal loan

Need an extension on your loan? Here's how

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Islamic car finance explained

Credit cards

How does an Islamic credit card work?

Abu Dhabi city view

Property market in Abu Dhabi – on the rise?

Cap on UAE mortgages and minimum down payments – what it means to you

Choosing your personal loan for AED 50,000 – 100,000 or more

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The little extras that come with your car insurance policy

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Understanding mortgages in the UAE

Souqalmal.com releases Q3 list of top-five UAE financial products

5 Most popular Finance products in the UAE

Top five finance products in the UAE – Q3 2013

Buying a property – UAE or at home?

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Is your garden furniture covered? Think again

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Financial planning in your marriage

Choosing the right curriculum for your child

How to get the best deal on a secondhand car

Skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi new residency rule and its effect on schools

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Back to school on a budget

Credit Card

Easy payment plan on your credit card

Credit Card

Don’t ignore the little extras that come with your credit card

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Can your credit card be beneficial to you?

Will your travel insurance provider pay out for a delayed flight?

Delayed flights – will your travel insurance pay out?

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Five places to keep your emergency savings

Going away for Eid? Make use of the latest travel deals

Going away for Eid? Cash in with the latest travel deals

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Are fixed deposit accounts making a return?

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The pros and cons of 0% balance transfers

Get the latest car deals this Ramadan

Latest car deals and vehicle finance deals this Ramadan

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Going away for the summer? Protect your home

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Sign up for roaming to reduce your holiday phone bill

How to spend wisely this Ramadan

Ramadan on a budget in the UAE

entertain kids this summer

10 ways to entertain your kids this summer

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What Makes A Good Car Insurance Policy?

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Make cash from trash – how to sell secondhand in UAE

Plan ahead before your travel

Are you ready to travel from the UAE this summer?

Is the nursery getting too expensive?

Is sending your child to a nursery getting too expensive?

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Where does money stand in your marriage?

Is travel insurance really needed?

Credit cards available in the UAE

Fees – a deciding factor in choosing a credit card

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10 ways to help you save on your UAE household bills

Burj Khalifa

Should you buy a house in the UAE?

Family Budget

Family budget – 10 ways to improve it

Beware: the Credit Bureau is watching you

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Are you using your credit card for the right reasons?

Direct Debit in the UAE

Direct debits – is the UAE about to catch up with the developed world?

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Registration fees defended by UAE schools

Prize-linked savings account – a more exciting way to save

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Free-for-life credit cards: What does that mean?

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Ladies first: are banks doing enough for women?

Writing a check (cheque)

Bouncing checks: Still a crime in the UAE?

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Savings for UAE residents for 2013

Avoid stress, spend less

Deals and offers this festive season: Dining, gifts, traveling, phone bills