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Are you planning for your next holiday? According to the survey conducted by Souqalmal, about half the UAE residents fail to secure a travel insurance policy before they leave for the holidays. Read More
Are you thinking of relocating to a new country? Relocating offers you the chance to start afresh and find that stability in a new country. But it can be an expensive endeavor. Here are a few tips to move without burning a hole in your pocket. Read More
Looking forward to some quiet time for yourself on your next travel destination ? Traveling solo to an unknown or new destination can be a good opportunity to discover yourself and achieve that balance in life. Follow these few tips for solo traveling for women. Read More
Souqalmal.com reveals what’s really behind three of the most common credit card advertisement and marketing hooks. Read More
Are you looking for the most cost-effective supermarket to buy your groceries? Souqalmal compared the bills of 6 supermarkets to get most economical option for shoppers in the UAE. Find out what the results revealed. Read More
UAE residents are being more cost conscious about where they are putting their money, especially with regards to paying for car insurance. Read More
Credit Card Reward programs are banks’ way of enticing customers to sign up. But are they as rewarding as they are made out to be? Read More
As part of ‘The Debt Panel’, The National published an article about a couple who borrowed AED 900,000 from family and friends and now they want it back. Read More
UAE Central Bank has announced that it will be placing new caps on the certain fees that banks can charge their customers in the UAE. Read More
Charging fees or commissions on retail bank services is now stricter in the UAE after Central Bank's new amendment. Read More
Have heard about the new data protection and privacy law? The GDPR provides an insight into the new data protection and privacy for business. Find out how you can implement it. Read More
DWTC events and exhibitions produce great value in overall non-trade business activities and support thousands of jobs in the UAE. Find out more about the most contributing sector in the World Trade Centre. Read More
Looking for a way to reduce the cost your traffic fines? Abu Dhabi introduced a 25% discount on parking fines for motorists who pay their fines within 30 days of issuance. Find out more about the discount. Read More
As Souqalmal celebrates it's six birthday, Ambareen Musa speaks to EntrepreneurME taking a look back at its journey funding and growth. Read More
Dubai Airport Free Zone has revealed it's plans to create the world's first B2B smart commerce for businesses in the UAE. Read More
There are big downsides to Car Modifications, Ambareen Musa, founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com writes for Arabian Business. Read More
You may be on a strict budget, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice having fun with your children. Here are ways to get you started... Read More
Ambareen Musa points out the seven questions you must ask before you pick your Health Insurance in the UAE and sign your policy. Read More
Looking for some pocket-friendly inspiration this Valentine's Day? Here are some of these offers from credit card providers in the UAE. Read More
Two years ago, 2016, Forbes MiddleEast ranked Souqalmal #9 Most Promising Business in the UAE. This year Souqalmal kicked it up a notch ranking #2 on Forbes' Top 20 Most Disruptive Businesses in the MiddleEast. Read More
Riyad Taqnia Fund's landmark investment into Souqalmal.com has been named the “ Cross Border Deal of the Year ” by the Islamic Finance Awards! Read More
How do you create a household budget that's right for your needs and your way of life, without compromising on the end goal to save money? Read More
How do you make financial resolutions stick this 2018? Here's what Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com had to say about it Read More
Getting health insurance in Dubai isn’t optional any more. If you’ve been following the news over the last year, you’ll know that health insurance is a mandatory requirement for all Dubai residents. Read More
Adding further momentum to their digital expansion, Takaful Emarat (the Company), has just signed a partnership with Souqalmal.com, the UAE’s leading comparison website. Read More
In early October, Souqalmal, a UAE-based financial and insurance aggregator, announced it had raised US$10 million to expand and move ahead of the pack. Read More
World’s largest art museum located in Paris now has opened a new chapter in Abu Dhabi. It is now open to visitors from worldwide. Culture is the most beautiful thing that ever came out of human existence and museums are an appreciation of the same. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about how single mums can plan finances? Life throws experiences at you that you do not expect and yes, these are times where you realise how important it is to be financially independent no matter what situation you are in. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about how important the E-commerce sector is for the country. A joint venture between the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (Dafza) and wasl Asset Management, more than Dh2.7 billion will be invested in the development of the free zone. Read More
Souqalmal.com, the biggest personal finance comparison website in the Middle East, is getting a lot bigger. The company has raised USD 10 million in a Series B investment, notable for both its size and the high profile of the investors for a significant portion of that figure. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a customer service agent in the UAE, who owes a total debt of close to AED 200,000, and is looking for a way to settle his personal loan and credit card debt. Read More
In light of the recent hike of US bank interest rates, authorities and governments of the world have reacted accordingly thus affecting their interest rates as well. Experts have ever since discussed the possible effects on world economies in the case of a further hike in US interest rates.... Read More
Nothing comes close to the joy of a new born to the family and the happiness it spreads around in the air, not to forget a new born means additional finances which still requires planning and preparation. Read More
Working in the oil and gas sector, the Dubai resident and family man from Nigeria has piled up over the years a wholesome debt during his stay here and is struggling to repay the amount with a low monthly salary to support it. Read More
Health insurance is not just a basic need applicable on yourself, it extends to your family members and dependents as well. Being mandatory in the UAE, certain factors are to be considered while picking your health insurance. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel' discussion, The National published an article about a jeweler living in the UAE with a huge debt that accumulated over the years part of his "middle class life" downhill per his description Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel' discussion, The National published an article about a banker living in the UAE who dedicates over 80 per cent of his monthly salary to paying off loans and credit card balances he collected after his sibling's failed business. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about vacation season and lists a few tips to secure your home and its contents safe. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, expresses her insights on the ways to raise financially disciplined children. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about an accountant living in Dubai who invested a loan of Dh 140,000 in a business project, and is now struggling with the repayment. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a couple living in Dubai, who have used up all their earnings and taken on significant debt to support their family back home in the Philippines. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, lists six steps to help anyone dealing with debt, work out a customized repayment strategy to become debt-free sooner. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about the various types of investment frauds that exist, how to weed out the phony ones and the red flags to watch out for. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about ways to generate some extra cash and save more, without compromising on your standard of living. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a Dubai resident who owes a combined AED 169,000 in loans and credit cards, and is looking for a solution to manage his repayments better. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about five ways you can convince your landlord to lower your next annual rent. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about the major red flags to watch out for, that signal you're approaching the financial danger zone. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a Dubai resident who took on debt of AED 386,000 to send money back to India and to support his family in Dubai, and is now struggling to keep up with the repayments. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, discusses the spending habits of UAE residents during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about an Abu Dhabi resident who has accumulated debt of more than AED 200,000 on personal loans and credit cards, and is now struggling to make repayments on time. Read More
Wealth Monitor published an article unveiling the results of Souqalmal.com's latest survey on financial distress faced by UAE residents. The survey aims to gauge the level of indebtedness in the country and how borrowers are coping with debt repayment. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, discusses why it's important to pay your outstanding credit card bill in full, and how making minimum payments can land you in a debt spiral. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a business owner based in Dubai who owes over AED 230,000 in debt, and is now struggling to run his business and keep up with his debt repayments in India and the UAE. Read More
Dubizzle Motors has announced a tie up with Souqalmal.com to provide a fast, easy and reliable tool to search for, compare and buy car insurance for second-hand cars. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a travel agent based in Dubai who owes over AED 125,000 in debt, and is now worried that there may be police cases filed against him... Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about how to handle finances after marriage - Should you merge your finances completely, partially or leave them detached? Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, expressed her views on today’s highly informed customer, at the 12th edition of the World Takaful Conference. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, discusses the cost of remitting money using different services, from the UAE to some of the most popular remittance destinations. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, shares her thoughts on credit reporting in the UAE, how long bad debts stay on credit reports and how this compares with other countries. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about the risk-return trade off and how new investors can figure out their ideal investment strategy based on how much risk they can handle. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about an Abu Dhabi bank employee and his wife who have taken on a combined debt of over AED 350,000, and are struggling to make regular repayments now. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a Dubai bank employee struggling to repay multiple credit card debts and loans of over AED 160,000. Read More
The Souqalmal.com team sheds light on five simple ways to help you bring down the cost of your car insurance. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about five of the biggest lessons about money our mothers taught us. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, weighs in on the topic of personal debt in the UAE, and what expats can do to become debt-free sooner. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, was featured in Rowad Magazine talking about her entrepreneurial journey, how she started Souqalmal.com and what advice she has for new entrepreneurs. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, explains exactly why you need to think about travel insurance, before jetting off on your next holiday. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a Dubai aviation industry employee earning AED 9,000 per month, and struggling to repay a total debt of over AED 170,000. Read More
Souqalmal.com, the UAE's #1 personal finance and insurance comparison website, has just announced the results of it's annual survey for the 2017 Bank Satisfaction Index. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about the importance of home insurance, and how affordable it is to get your home insured in the UAE. Read More
Josiane Assaad, Director of Communications at Souqalmal.com, talks about why travel insurance is essential and what you should keep in mind when buying it. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about an Abu Dhabi nurse who is in between jobs, and is struggling to keep up with monthly installments on the AED 57,000 debt she owes. Read More
Josiane Assaad, from Souqalmal.com, talks about why home contents insurance is useful and what you should keep in mind when buying it. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about the various costs involved when hiring household help in the UAE, whether full-time or part-time. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, explains why UAE bank customers need to embrace digital banking channels. Read More
CarBook Magazine published an article by Souqalmal.com about driverless cars, what makes them special, safety concerns and whether the UAE is ready for them or not. Read More
Wealth Monitor published an article discussing the key drivers of user demand for personal finance products in 2016, in the UAE and KSA, based on Souqalmal.com's findings. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about how to fix your financial state of affairs once the holiday season is long gone. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about an Emirati government employee who took out an AED 300,000 personal loan to start the construction of his house, and now needs AED 1 million more to finish building it. Read More
Souqalmal.com wins the 'Technology Firm' award at MENA Insurance Review's Insurance Awards 2017. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a Dubai telesales worker who earns a monthly salary of AED 7,000, and has accumulated debts of over AED 130,000. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, compares the cost of buying vs renting a two-bedroom apartment in Dubai. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, talks about how to stay on track to achieve your financial goals for 2017. Read More
Ambareen Musa explains why it is important for bank customers to obtain a 'No Liability Letter' when settling their debts. Read More
Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com, explains how the recent changes in UAE car insurance laws will impact you. Read More
Souqalmal.com has just announced its partnership with leading global travel search website, Skyscanner. Read More
Dubai administrator who earns AED 5,000 per month, and has accumulated debt amounting to 17 times the monthly salary. Ambareen Musa discusses how the issue can be tackled. Read More
As part of 'The Debt Panel', The National published an article about a business owner grappling with loans and credit card debt of over AED 1.35 million, as he struggles to keep his business afloat. Read More
The National published an article on a 12-step strategy to inculcate financial discipline in your life in 2017. Souqalmal Founder and CEO Ambareen Musa comments on the same. Read More
Dubai finance officer finds himself distressed due to his AED 160,000 debt. Souqalmal Founder and CEO Ambareen Musa discusses how the issue can be tackled. Read More
Souqalmal Founder & CEO Ambareen Musa lists out the top financial resolutions that are worth keeping in 2017, in an article published in Khaleej Times. Read More
In an interview with Khaleej Times, Ambareen Musa, Founder & CEO of Souqalmal.com reflects on her entrepreneurial journey and her vision that led to the birth of Souqalmal.com. Read More
Ambareen Musa, the CEO of Souqalmal.com gives few tips to keep you on-budget this festive season. Here’s what she had to say: It’s that time of the year again. Christmas and New Year are almost here and you can feel the festive mood everywhere. In the UAE, residents are... Read More
The National published an article on a fire that broke down in Oceana complex on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. Read More
MENA insurance awards which will be taking plave in 2017. Souqalmal has been shortlisted for Technology Firm and Newcomer categories Read More
Dubai pilot finds himself distressed due to his AED 400,000 debt. Souqalmal Founder and CEO Ambareen Musa discusses how the issue can be tackled. Read More
Dubai nurse finds herself depressed due to her AED 280,000 debt, even after a decade later. Souqalmal Founder and CEO Ambareen Musa discusses how the issue can be tackled. Read More
CarBook Magazine published an article on everything you need to know about VIP number plates in the UAE, as compiled by Souqalmal.com. Read More
Wealth Monitor published an article on the scope and growth of the Takaful industry in the UAE. Read More
Numerous studies from across the world talk about how money is one of the top causes of stress and conflict among married couples. Khaleej Times published an article on how married couples can manage their finances better, based on the tips by Souqalmal.com. Read More
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