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Yahoo! Maktoob and Souqalmal.com partner to provide personal finance news and updates

United Arab Emirates: Sunday, August 18 - 2013 @ 15:53

Yahoo! Maktoob and Souqalmal.com will provide users with the latest and most comprehensive financial planning and personal finance advice and product comparison tools in both Arabic and English.

Personal finance is an important daily habit for users and exploring all of the banking options can be overwhelming.

With this new partnership, Yahoo! Maktoob users will be able to access Souqalmal.com’s content offering which compares different banking products including credit cards, personal loans, car loans, mortgages, and bank accounts based on different rates, benefits, and fees.

Through a quick click of a button, users can also ask for the banking provider to contact them for more information on the latest rates and offers by clicking the, ‘Call Me Back’ option. In addition to that, users can access a range of editorial coverage, weekly blogs and articles, of relevant personal finance topics. The service will be available in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, covering the leading banks and financial services providers.

The combination of Yahoo!’s extensive regional reach and Souqalmal.com’s strong personal finance content, will provide users with easy access to dedicated subsections of financial news within Yahoo! News in Arabic and English.

Christos Mastoras, Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Maktoob, said, “Our partnership with Souqalmal.com is another step towards offering our users the best content and functionality by partnering with a first and leading emerging start-up. Personal finance is certainly part of people’ daily habits – our users will now be able to access premium personal financial advice on Yahoo! Maktoob.”

Ambareen Musa, Founder and CEO of Souqalmal.com, said, “We are very excited to be partnering with Yahoo! Maktoob, one of the leading online publishers in the region, as it allows us to reach a much larger audience, while offering users the ability to conveniently explore their options before making important financial decisions.”

Souqalmal.com covers 10 different product verticals, covering 95% of all products ranging from finance and insurance to mobile phones, broadband, nurseries and schools, offering the content in both Arabic and English languages.

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