Global giant Mubadala and Japan’s Softbank to launch Hub71 in UAE capital

One of the biggest regional investment companies, Mubadala has partnered up with Japan’s Softbank to launch a tech hub in Abu Dhabi in hopes of attracting the likes of Amazon and Microsoft and to nurture tech companies and start-ups. Hub71, signifying the UAE’s independence will be based in Abu Dhabi Global Market. Read the full article here.

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Financial independence starts with financial literacy.

Educating yourself on achieving financial independence starts with financial literacy. One of the key aspects to achieving financial literacy is not only to learn from experts in the field but question old and tried methods and explore what financial independence means to you. While investing in stocks and bonds can be one form of financial investment, there is a growing need to diversify into other asset classes such as real estate. Zach Holz of finance blog The Happiest Teacher shares some of his insights here

LuxHabitat Talks – Crowdfunding is the future of real estate

Smart Crowd CEO, Siddiq Farid speaks to Aneesha Rai for an edition of Luxhabitat Talks to discuss how real estate crowdfunding is changing the property landscape in the UAE. Find out how Smart Crowd came to be from its inception in 2017 to being selected as 1 of 12 Fintech start-ups based in the inaugural DIFC accelerator – the Fintech Hive. Smart Crowd is the first financially regulated real estate crowdfunding platform that aims to democratize real estate for everyone! Listen to the full interview here.