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Money is often sited as one of the biggest causes of conflict among married couples. Do you find yourself constantly arguing with your significant other about money? Here's how you can keep the financial peace in your marriage. Read More
Is the rising cost of living, mounting debts and everything in between keeping you up at night? Here's how you can tackle the most common money woes and restore your peace of mind. Read More
Disasters often strike without warning. If you're a tenant in the UAE, a home contents insurance plan should be on top of your list of must-haves. Here's why... Read More
Wondering what to do now that your outstanding debt has been rolled over to a debt collection agency? Here are some tips to help you deal with collection agents tactfully and get rid of your debts successfully. Read More
Requests for money, peer pressure to spend more... We've all faced sensitive and awkward financial situations. Here's a look at some situations when saying 'No' may be in your best interest. Read More
Have ashy dirt-smeared wheels left your car looking dull? The team at CarBook Magazine has shortlisted some easy DIY steps to keep your wheels looking good all year long. Read More
Looking to apply for a new loan? You don't have to settle for the first deal you come across. With a little bit of careful research and haggling skills, you can successfully bring down the interest rate and save big bucks in the long run. Read More
Do you consider yourself a safe driver? Most people think they're great drivers, but many are guilty of throwing caution to the wind without even realizing it. Find out if you are making these common driving mistakes while behind the wheel. Read More
Is your current lifestyle draining your savings and driving you towards debt? It might be time to make a big change. Find out how adopting a 'minimalist' lifestyle can help you minimize your financial problems. Read More
Thinking of starting the new year with a bang, and a brand new set of wheels? Here are a few tips to keep in mind before you set out to purchase your new car. Read More
A power of attorney can provide security and continuity to business transactions, medical directives, personal financial obligations and other legal matters. We highlight the scope and importance of this powerful legal instrument. Read More
To switch or not to switch, that's the question! Are you weighing the pros and cons of taking your car insurance relationship elsewhere? We help you decide whether the move will benefit you or end up costing you more. Read More
Would you consider taking a 100-day break from shopping? We explain why this isn't such a bad (or inconceivable) idea, especially if impulsive and unnecessary spending has made a huge dent in your savings. Read More
Basic health insurance in Dubai has received a major upgrade! The Essential Benefits Plan will now cover the cost of screening and treatment for three types of cancer and Hepatitis C. Read More
Looking to buy your first-ever car insurance policy? Instead of buying the first policy you come across, make sure you do your homework and make an informed decision that you won't regret. Read More
Have you made up your mind about closing your credit card account? Canceling a credit card takes more than just a pair of scissors. Here's a step-by-step guide to successfully ending a credit card relationship. 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
Do you feel like your performance at work warrants a pay hike? Asking for a raise doesn't have to be a daunting prospect. Find out how you can successfully ace the timing and approach and get those well-deserved extra dirhams. Read More
The holiday season is all about celebrating with family and friends. And even though budgeting may be the last thing you want to discuss at this time, it can ensure that the good times continue even after the party is over. 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
Debt repayment is as much a psychological undertaking as it is a financial one. The 'Debt Snowflake' technique can help slowly chip away at your debt and keep you motivated. Find out how it can be a game changer for your finances. 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
Reviewing your credit report and credit score is now going to be easier than ever - You can now access these details through an app! Here's all you need to know about using the Credit Bureau's latest service. Read More
Most of us understand the importance of buying life insurance, but believe it or not, over 50% of UAE residents are still not covered! The Souqalmal team breaks down the how, what and why of life insurance... Read More
The newly launched VAT-refund scheme is great news for tourists planning to visit the UAE. If you too have friends or family visiting soon, here's all you need to know about how the tax refund system actually works. Read More
Are your trips to the car garage becoming more frequent? Are you thinking of replacing your car, but aren't sure if you can afford the switch? We've shortlisted some tips to help you decide. 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
Do you always leave the mall with more than you intended to buy, and a wallet that's lighter than you intended it to be? You're not alone! Find out what tactics retailers use to trick you into buying more. 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
Heard the buzz around the new loan transfer regulations in the UAE? Here's a detailed account of all you need to know about the Central Bank's latest move, and how it affects existing and potential borrowers. Read More
We've all grown up hearing a bunch of quotes and sayings about money. If you thought these messages were simply cheesy, think again! Most of these sayings are actually great financial advice, and here's why. Read More
No credit cardholder is immune to credit card fraud. But a prompt response and clear understanding of how to dispute fraudulent transactions can save the day! Here's a step-by-step guide on how to handle credit card fraud in the UAE. Read More
There's a wide variety of borrowers who borrow for an even wider variety of reasons. But there's a common set of qualities that separate responsible borrowers from reckless ones. Do you fit the bill? Read More
Want to boost the range of your electric vehicle? The team at CarBook Magazine has shortlisted seven measures you can take to maximize your EV's performance, as well as your driving pleasure! Read More
Cruising for rent-a-car deals in the UAE? Look no further. Rental Cars UAE pride themselves on providing exceptional travel experience for tourists and long term renters alike. Read More
Looking for ways to boost the value of your home? Here are some practical tips and tricks to make your property truly stand out and make prospective buyers go 'Wow'! Read More
Moving to a new apartment can be exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Here's a handy guide to help you prepare for and manage the relocation and living expenses up ahead. Read More
UAE's most trusted insurance comparison website has now added 'Bike Insurance' to its ever-growing list of comparison services. Want to buy cheap bike insurance without compromising on the benefits? Look no further! Read More
With VoIP calls banned in the UAE, are you still looking for budget-friendly alternatives to stay in touch with your loved ones back home? Look no further! We've gathered all the information you need about internet calling services in the UAE, right here. 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
A road warrior, collector or enthusiast, whatever category you fall into, it is essential to acquire an appropriate motorcycle insurance cover before you hop on the saddle. Souqalmal.com clarifies all you need to know about insuring your bike in the UAE. Read More
To get the maximum possible benefit from your insurance policy, you should have a clear understanding of what is excluded and what could void your cover. Souqalmal.com breaks down the small print in your Bike Insurance policy. Read More
It’s the time of the year when enthusiasts blow the dirt off their bikes and prepare to experience the joy of riding. But before you hit the road, read through these safety and maintenance tips every rider must know and follow. Read More
With the UAE Central Bank increasing its key lending rate yet again, savers and borrowers are left wondering how this move will impact their finances in the near future. Souqalmal.com delves deeper into the subject. Read More
Call them what you may - Loan Sharks, Private Money Lenders, Unlicensed Lenders - These lenders-of-last-resort must be avoided like the plague. If you're struggling to free yourself from the clutches of a loan shark, here are some tips to help you out. Read More
Do you find yourself living paycheck-to-paycheck and barely ending the month with a positive bank balance? It's about time you had a 'financial intervention' and turned that cash deficit into a surplus. Read More
With international-curriculum schools in Dubai charging fees that are nothing less than a small fortune, a new school has come up with an offer that parents may find hard to resist. In an iconic move, Renaissance School is waiving first-term fees for founding parents! Read More
Want to upgrade your eyewear without burning a hole in your wallet? Whatever be your object of desire - Color contact lenses, Sunglasses, Eyeglasses, Prescription Lenses - eyewa, the largest online eyewear store in the Middle East, has just the offer for you! Read More
Can’t wait to rig up your yacht and head out on the pristine turquoise waters of the Gulf? But before you set sail, make sure your yacht is adequately insured. Read More
If you’re planning to set sail into the endless sea, keeping your yacht and its occupants safe would be your top concern. And so, getting the right yacht insurance cover is one aspect of yachting you just can’t ignore. Read More
A shout out to all the sailing enthusiasts out there! Before you brace yourself for the sailing season, it is essential that you carry out the maintenance work needed on your boat. Read More
Sailing season stirs up a lot of excitement among Dubai’s yachting community. But before you prepare to explore the azure, here are a few tips to get your beloved yacht ready to set sail. Read More
To make your insurance as straightforward as possible, complete clarification of the limitations and restrictions in your policy is necessary. Souqalmal.com lists the general exclusions in a Yacht Insurance policy. Read More
For an investment as huge and as treasured as your yacht, obtaining an insurance cover not only affords peace of mind, it makes perfect financial sense. Souqalmal.com helps stipulate the process and parameters of the policy you need based on you, your yacht and where you plan to sail.... Read More
Thinking of buying a Tesla? The elite fleet of automobiles is now available in the UAE for you to get your hands on. But before you do so follow this guide to learn all you need to know about buying a Tesla. Read More
A lot of time, money and effort goes into planning the perfect holiday, and to have it canceled or cut short at the last moment can be the worst feeling. But with travel insurance you can save thousands on travel expenses. Here's how. Read More
An end-to-end online customer journey, instant quotes, and a 20-minute time to policy - Souqalmal.com’s newly launched travel insurance aggregator has got it all. Read More
Myths about money can prompt you to make careless decisions, which in turn can jeopardize your financial stability. Our team has tried to debunk some of the most prevalent financial myths in this article. Make sure you steer clear of them in the future. Read More
Do you feel like you're always lagging behind your financial goals? Whatever be your end goal - Becoming debt-free, securing a comfortable retirement, or simply getting better at budgeting - These personal finance books, shortlisted by our team, will give you a great start. Read More
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
Want to plan your dream wedding, but have a tight budget to work with? Fret not! A bit of creative thinking can help you keep the cost of your wedding low, without compromising on the experience. Here are a few wedding planning tips that can help you stay on-budget. Read More
Being a new parent can be overwhelming, both emotionally and financially. The welfare of your little one becomes a priority and everything from healthcare to education requires careful planning. Consider these money management tips to help you take on (and ace) the role of a financially responsible parent. Read More
Does it make sense to concentrate on early debt settlement or risk investing, letting debt repayment run its course? Living paycheck to paycheck, you might find yourself caught in this financial dilemma. Souqalmal.com helps you figure out if there’s a right answer. Read More
Home maintenance can derail your finances, especially if you don't budget for unforeseen expenses. It's a good idea to set aside some money in case you have to deal with any repairs or damages in the future. Follow these 7 tips for on-budget home maintenance. Read More
Are you ready for the school season? With schools reopening soon, you may be feeling the financial stress that comes with the annual ritual of purchasing school supplies. Follow these tips to help you plan your budget for this back-to-school season. Read More
In this digital era, with virtual money flying out of your pockets, it is difficult to keep a tab on your finances. Souqalmal.com takes you back to the basics explaining the traditional envelope system of budgeting and how to make it work for you in 2018. Read More
Have you been splurging this summer? When it comes to celebrations and festivities, sticking to a planned budget can be difficult. Why not follow these few tips to help you recover from a busted budget. Read More
Using your credit or debit card abroad? Beware of the conversion trap called 'Dynamic Currency Conversion'. We explain how it works and why paying in Dirhams could end up being a costly mistake for you. Read More
As Eid Al Adha arrives, families and friends will come together to share happiness and prosperity by exchanging gifts. But if you are still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones, don't worry! These exciting gift ideas and offers will surely leave a lasting impression without burning... Read More
Budgeting is one of the smartest financial decisions you can make. But even the best devised budgets can have loopholes. Souqalmal.com rounds up the mistakes that can make all the difference between a great budget and one that may be a deal breaker. Read More
As a member of the exclusive Ferrari owners’ club, car insurance should be the most critical factor for you to consider. With such an elite vehicle at stake, ensuring you get the right level of cover is key. Souqalmal.com summarizes the best ways to obtain an insurance plan as... Read More
Thinking of renewing your car registration? With registration services online, car owners can now renew their car registration effortlessly and in a timely manner. Follow these simple steps to renew your registration without any struggles. Read More
With credit card companies in neck and neck competition to grab new customers, it is crucial for the average consumer to understand what’s really behind the marketing hype. Souqalmal.com works out whether the offers, deals and discounts on UAE credit cards are all they’re made out to be. Read More
We’re bang in the middle of summer when the school break is on and the sun is shining high over the city. With travel plans in motion, have you set the seal on whether you are properly insured against any mishaps? Read on for the importance of understanding the... Read More
When it comes to travel insurance, one size does not fit all! We take a look at the variants that most UAE insurers offer, and help you decide what will work best for you. 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
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
Are you looking to steer clear of hefty traffic fines and have a clean driving record? Motorists should keep in mind these 10 major Abu Dhabi traffic fines while on the road. Read More
Driving with a good understanding of road rules can help you avoid heavy fines. Here are 7 traffic fines you should be aware of when driving down the roads in Sharjah. Read More
Are you aware of all the traffic fines in Dubai? Traffic violations don't just put you and others in harm's way, but also translate into expensive penalties. Here's a round-up of some of the traffic fines you must remember to avoid while behind the wheel. Read More
Souqalmal.com reveals what’s really behind three of the most common credit card advertisement and marketing hooks. Read More
Are your travels burning a hole in your pocket? Traveling to a foreign country means exchanging currency, which can be an expensive endeavor for many holidaymakers. Follow these foreign exchange tips to save more on your travels. Read More
Ever dream of going backpacking across Europe? Traveling independently across the world can be quite an adventure. Follow these tips on how you can backpack safely across Europe. Read More
Ever had your luggage delayed, damaged or lost at the airport ? Losing your luggage is the definition of a traveler's nightmare. But with these 4 tips you can learn how to retrieve your lost luggage. Read More
Are you all packed for a new holiday destination? Travelling can be an exciting experience until you fall for travel scams that can deceive you, turning your vacation into a miserable one. Learn how you can avoid falling for these 5 travel scams. Read More
Wondering if you should get TPL Insurance for your car? Before you purchase any policy, it's wise to understand the key features and benefits to get the most out of your car insurance plan. Follow this guide to learn if TPL is the right option for you. 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
It can be a constant battle trying to decide where to put your extra cash. Should you use it to save for a long-term goal, build an emergency fund or settle debt? Souqlmal.com tackles the critical question. 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
Can’t seem to wrap your head around your unusually high car insurance premium? Find out why your car insurance premium may be higher than others, and what you can do to remedy this. Read More
Want to earn more Air Miles? Dubai Mall offers shoppers the opportunity to earn more air miles when they shop at any retail stores. Find out more about how you can earn miles. 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
With low interest rates and the prospect of debt consolidation, balance transfer can prove to be a potential debt lifesaver. Souqalmal.com outlines how to use balance transfer to your best advantage. 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
How tech-savvy online shoppers are looking beyond borders for the best deals. 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
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