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Category Archives: Life Insurance

Why Life Insurance Should Remain a Priority in the UAE

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With COVID-19 prompting people to cut their expenses, we explain why life insurance should remain a priority in the UAE. Why Would People Cut Life Insurance? COVID-19 is continuing to affect the income of UAE residents and many are looking for ways to tighten their purse strings and cut expenses wherever possible. Whether it’s through […]

COVID-19 Driving Demand for Life Insurance

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A year on from the start of the pandemic and COVID-19 is still driving demand for life insurance. Over the course of the last year, the pandemic has caused many to re-evaluate their finances as they realise that the unexpected can, and does, happen. People have realised that they need to prioritise the financial wellbeing […]

Could BOD-49 Contribute to a Lack of Life Insurance Amongst Expats in the UAE?

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After almost four months of the BOD-49 regulation, some are projecting that the changes will lead to a reduced uptake of life insurance products and other financial services, particularly amongst the expat population in the UAE. Some Background – BOD-49 and Commissions. The BOD-49 regulations – which were introduced on October 16th– are an attempt […]

Term Insurance or Whole Life Insurance?

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It’s the new year and a fantastic time to get your financial priorities in order. But which financial decision should you prioritise? Well, after the COVID-19 pandemic, it should be obvious why everyone with financial dependents needs life insurance – the unexpected can, and does, happen. Life insurance provides a financial safety net for the […]

What To Consider When Choosing A Life Insurance Policy in the UAE

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In the UAE, life insurance penetration has been relatively low. This lack of uptake is no doubt due to the primary demographic of the population – expats. Most of the expats that make up the UAE’s workforce are young and therefore feel like life insurance is not something that they need. But in the UAE, […]

Changing Mindsets and Life Insurance.

With a vaccine on the horizon, optimism is growing about the COVID-19 pandemic drawing to a close. But, with life heading towards the new normal, people’s attitudes and mindsets have permanently changed. Changing Mindsets. It’s no surprise that both people’s attitudes and priorities are changing as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. A recent study […]

What Is The Impact of BOD-49 On The UAE’s Life Insurance Sector?

On the 16th October 2020, the UAE Insurance Authority brought in its much-discussed BOD-49 life insurance regulations. Whilst these were supposed to come into force earlier, the implementation of the new regulations was delayed by the pandemic. The BOD-49 regulations are intended to combat mis-selling and increase transparency and value for consumers. What Is The BOD-49 […]

The Puzzle of Critical Illness and Medical Insurance.

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Medical insurance is mandatory in the UAE. While, on the surface, this can seem like a positive, what it also does is leave many complacent about getting critical illness cover. Life Insurance, Critical Illness and Medical Insurance: The Differences. It can be hard to decipher the differences and benefits of different types of insurance, and […]

Understanding Life Insurance in the UAE.

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The life insurance sector in the UAE has an extraordinary growth rate (10% a year) and many competing insurers which means great deals for consumers in the UAE. But understanding life insurance in the UAE can be hard. So, how do you get the right deal for you? We’ve made guides before, but in this […]

The Basics of Saving for Retirement with Life Insurance

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When we think about life insurance, we don’t immediately think how it can help save for retirement. In reality, however, life insurance can really contribute to a retirement plan. This is especially important for UAE residents, the majority of which are expats and have to return to their home countries for retirement. Obviously, shrewd saving […]