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Chris Ferguson

About Chris Ferguson

Chris formed Credence to bring credible financial advice to the offshore marketplace. Chris has been in financial services throughout his whole career, with experience in the GCC, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Chris entered the financial services sector to enable as many people as possible benefit from freedom and choice in life by making good decisions rather than experiencing stress and anxiety over money.

Spanish villas are no longer the re...

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There was a time when retirement to a hot climate for the average expatriate pensioner meant either Florida or Spain. But because of the vast number of baby boomers that have started retiring with a vengeance, other destinations are competing for this multibillion market. For Europeans, especially the British, Spain has led the market for … Continue reading Spanish villas are no longer the retirement dream as UAE enters the fray

Keep calm amid volatile markets to ...

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In recent times low oil prices, market volatility and the start of the quantitative easing programme in Europe have come about. UAE and GCC markets have experienced volatile movements in both directions over a short period. And there has been plenty of reporting (often contrary) on the value of homes in the region. All of … Continue reading Keep calm amid volatile markets to protect your assets (The National)

UAE expats’ retirement funding ti...

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UAE Residents say they do not believe their end of service gratuity will meet the needs of their retirement. That is according to a new poll from the insurer Zurich International Life. Of the 1,000 surveyed, 83 per cent said the bonus they receive, when they end employment with a company here, is inadequate to … Continue reading UAE expats’ retirement funding time bomb – work harder and for longer (The National)

Why Financial Planning Is More Impo...

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From early on people are taught not only how money works but how it impacts people in different societies. Financial planning is extremely important but most people don’t really understand how to financially plan for the future. For instance, in many developed countries minimum wage standards keep people in certain financial categories. In the many … Continue reading Why Financial Planning Is More Important Than Ever!