• Six steps to debt-free living in the UAE
    Aug 21, 2016 Andrew Prince | Special to GN Focus
    Consumer debt is a major problem in the UAE, but you can steer clear of it with these simple tips
  • Looking to prepay that loan? Read this
    Mar 01, 2016 Hina Navin | Special to GN Focus
    Settling existing liabilities in part or in full early can save you money, if the terms are agreeable
  • When taking a loan makes sense
    Jan 31, 2016 Claire Glasby | Special to GN Focus
    Signing on for a loan isn’t a bad thing if you know what you’re going to use it for
  • Liquidity squeeze for banks in the UAE this year
    Jan 31, 2016 David George | Personal Finance Editor
    With oil putting the brakes on growth and new deposits, UAE banks will be more conservative in lending
  • Personal loans continue to be the most sought-after banking product in 2015 followed by credit cards, savings accounts and deposits, and insurance
  • Check before you borrow
    Jul 21, 2015 By Claire Glasby | Special to GN Focus
    Do your research to zero in on the best loan
  • Oil, QE, GDP and me
    Jan 29, 2015 By Shalini Seth | Specialist Writer
    Global financial events can affect personal investments. GN Focus explains how
  • ’Tis the season for borrowing
    Jan 29, 2015 By Helga Jensen-Forde | Special to GN Focus
    Early in the year could be the right time to avail of a personal loan with consumers seeking to take stockof their debts after excessive holiday spending. Here’s what you need to know if you’re looking for one
  • Invest for yourself
    Jan 29, 2015 By Shalini Seth | Specialist Writer
    Apps and user content drive the trend for DIY money management. GN Focus examines the pros and cons of being your own investment advisor
  • Unlocking the true potential for credit
    Apr 06, 2014 By Chiranti Sengupta | Features Writer
    New credit bureau will shake up the UAE’s financial sector
  • It costs Dh1m to raise a child in Dubai till 18
    Apr 06, 2014 By Sanaya Pavri | Features Writer
    Forward planning helps you map stable future, say experts
  • Shop for the best loans
    Apr 06, 2014 By Chiranti Sengupta | Features Writer
    Here’s a look at offerings from some of the UAE’s financial institutions
  • Hidden loan contract clauses you need to avoid
    Apr 06, 2014 By Catherine Harper | Special to GN Focus
    8 questions you need to ask yourself when applying for a loan in the UAE
  • Clearing the air on loan procedures
    May 12, 2013 By Hina Navin | Special to GN Focus
    Hina Navin provides the low-down on bank processes in order to get that all-important approval
  • A relationship to bank on
    May 12, 2013 By Shalini Seth | Specialist Writer
    Even as a credit bureau becomes reality in the UAE, loyal consumers can already get preferential rates at financial institutions, finds Specialist Writer Shalini Seth
  • What’s the cheapest loan?
    May 12, 2013 By Arno Maierbrugger | Special to GN Focus
    GN Focus looks at some financing options available in the UAE and examines how expensive they are in terms of short-term liabilities