GN Focus | Personal Loans

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    Sunday Apr 6

    Unlocking the true potential for credit

    New credit bureau will shake up the UAE’s financial sector

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    Sunday Apr 6

    Spending tracker: Map your financial footprint

    Forward planning helps you ensure a stable future. Our panel of experts points out how

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    Sunday Apr 6

    Shop for the best loans

    Here’s a look at offerings from some of the UAE’s financial institutions

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    Sunday Apr 6

    Hidden loan contract clauses you need to avoid

    8 questions you need to ask yourself when applying for a loan in the UAE

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    Sunday May 12

    Clearing the air on loan procedures

    Hina Navin provides the low-down on bank processes in order to get that all-important approval

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    Sunday May 12

    A relationship to bank on

    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

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    Sunday May 12

    What’s the cheapest loan?

    There are several choices available to consumers looking for a quick injection of funds. GN Focus looks at some financing options available in the UAE and examines how expensive they are in terms of short-term liabilities

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    Sunday May 12

    A union of beliefs and lifestyle

    While interest-based loans and overdrafts are prohibited in Islamic finance, the Sharia system allows for personal loans as long as they are connected to an asset. However, every personal loan should be assessed for its financial feasibility for the individual

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    Sunday May 12

    Don’t trigger a debt explosion

    Are you sitting on a debt time bomb? Counter this international trend with our guide