Accounts Guides

We're all so dependent on our banks - For bank accounts, debit and credit cards, loans and much more. Have you ever wondered how your bank makes money? We list and explain the different revenue streams that allow banks to thrive. Read More
The UAE Central Bank revealed the top five issues faced by banking customers in its 2018 annual report. Souqalmal.com spells out the implications of these concerns on UAE bank customers. Read More
Stepping into the freelance world is a bold decision. Dealing with unpredictable income may seem overwhelming, but it is not impossible. Souqalmal.com shares top tips on how to become a financially empowered freelancer in the UAE. Read More
Move over online banking and branch banking - There's a brand new banking channel up for grabs! Here's all you need to know about Emirates NBD's new WhatsApp Banking proposition. Read More
Want to get a handle on your finances, but find 'budgeting' incredibly boring? We've shortlisted five of the coolest mobile apps that'll put a whole new spin on the dreaded 'B' word! Read More
Scammers are becoming more creative, but you can outsmart them by being cautious and identifying red flags. Find out how to keep your sensitive bank information safe from fraud attempts. Read More
Tired of scraping by and running your account balance to zero at the end of every month? Escape the paycheck-to-paycheck routine and make financial stability a reality for yourself and your family. We've got some ideas that can help you. Read More
Have you recently come into a lot of money thanks to a sizable inheritance? As tempting as it may be to splurge at this time, some careful and prudent planning can help build a financially secure future for your family. Read More
The UAE Central Bank has just raised its key policy rate the fourth time this year. Souqalmal.com explains what this means for the average UAE resident's personal finances. Read More
As the dirham continues to gain strength over most Asian currencies, expats remitting money home rush to take advantage. Souqalmal.com analyzes the current currency trends and the future prospects of the dirham. Read More
Instances of identity theft are on the rise as we increasingly rely on our computers and mobile devices. Souqalmal.com explains the importance of exercising caution when dealing with personal financial information. Read More
In an attempt to ensure better stability in the banking sector, stricter guidelines regarding issuance of cheque books have been handed out by the UAE Central Bank. We take a look at what these new regulations entail. Read More
Digital-only banks, futuristic banking kiosks & lifestyle banking apps are changing our perception of traditional banking. And with the country's biggest banks embracing 'digital', the future of banking looks very exciting. Read More
Worried about what to expect with your bank announcing its plans to merge? With a few simple steps and precautions, you can ensure the transition to the new banking entity is a smooth one. Read More
Feeling lucky? Your bank account or credit card could get you a lot more than you can imagine! Read on for the latest scoop on the most attractive bank offers and promotions in the UAE that are sure to catch your attention. Read More
Think it's easy to be an adult?.. But are you navigating the world of grown up finance with the same ease? Make 'adulting' a cakewalk with these tips to secure your financial future. Read More
Have your earnings gone up, but you're saving the same or worse, lesser? That's a typical symptom of 'lifestyle inflation'. Here are five simple strategies to tackle it, and make all your hard work count. Read More
The Souqalmal.com team takes a closer look at ADCB’s latest promotion, that’s drawing new customers in with an attractive incentive on offer. Read More
Are you looking for an account with premium banking services? HSBC bank accounts could be an option. It offers customers current, savings, deposit or premium accounts. Find out how you can open an account with HSBC. Read More
What to open a new bank account? Find out how you can open an account with Citibank in the UAE in just a few simple steps. Read More
If you are looking for an account to manage your finances, check out the wide range of Shariah compliant accounts offered by ADIB. Find out how you can open a bank account with ADIB. Read More
Are you looking for a shariah compliant bank account? Find out how you can apply for various bank accounts with Dubai Islamic Bank. Read More
There are over 300 accounts listed on Souqalmal.com, being offered by 23 different providers in the UAE. We carried out an analysis covering all these products and here's what you need to know about bank accounts in he UAE. Read More
Are you looking for a bank account which suits your financial needs? Check out features of FBG account and find out and how you can apply. Read More
Are you looking for a bank account? Choose from a wide range of conventional and Islamic products, such as current, savings or deposit accounts while keeping your requirements in mind. Read More
Bad news does not come with warning bells. Have you thought about what would happen in case of a crisis? Do you have sufficient funds set aside to help you out? Read More
Switching employers? In the UAE, there are a few extra things that you have to consider such as what happens to your bank account. Read More
How to find the right bank account for you? Here is a guide to the different kinds of banking accounts. Read More
A business current account is key to manage SME cash flow, and offers features such as trade/ remittance rates and multiple currencies. Read More
What are the pros and cons of joint accounts? Are they only limited to spouses? What happens in case of death or divorce under sharia law? Read More
You can open a new bank account in UAE with local and international banks, with a variety of conventional and Islamic products but there are some differences to other countries you need to be aware of. Read More
The UAE has over 50 banks with more than 800 branches and is considered one of the most competitive banking markets in the region. Interestingly enough, even in such a market - where one would think that customer service would be a great differentiator - the perception of service... Read More