When it comes to finances, we could all be a little better at putting some money away each month. Whether you’re saving for a holiday, a wedding or even a pair of shoes you’ve decided you simply cannot live without, saving just isn’t as satisfying a spending – unless you’re buying your first home, that is. Welcome to the Banking issue.
If you’re ready to fly the nest and you are in fact house hunting, make sure you take a look at our Q & A with some of the country’s most reputable banks for their advice when applying for a housing loan on page 26.
We also met with Rodrigue Abi El Hesn, the Head of Market, Financial Institutions & Country Risk Management at Credit Libanais S.A.L. to talk about the upcoming challenges facing Lebanon’s banking sector on page 30.
Thinking about starting out on your own? If so, we’ve put a little guide together for your eyes only – check out the art of becoming an entrepreneur over on page 48 for a little direction.
If your working wardrobe is starting to look a little outdated, take some inspiration from Style Her and Style Him over on pages 68 and 70 for some sophisticated charm; perfect for office hours and beyond.
So, without further ado, may we present to you what is without a doubt our most anticipated issue of the year. I’d like to thank all of the banks that contributed to this edition of Ekaruna (and apologise for the numerous telephone calls and emails they’ve had to answer over the last few weeks – sorry about that).