Three of the best: It’s raining cash, thanks to generous loan offers

From loans in 24 hours to Sharia-compliant wills - here are three of the best new banking services on offer in the UAE.

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24-hour loan approval at Citibank

Benefits: Secure a loan of up to Dh175,000 in one day at Citibank. The offer does not require a salary transfer to Citibank. The applicant must provide the correct documentation to the bank, including bank statements for the last three months, a copy of your passport and Emirates ID, a direct-debit form and a current, dated salary certificate for a job you have held for at least three months.

Watch out for: Only those with a minimum fixed salary of Dh5,000 a month can apply.

Sharia-compliant will writing and registration at United Arab Bank

Benefits: UAB has teamed up with Just Wills, a UK-based firm, to offer an end-to-end Sharia-compliant will-writing and registration service that includes notarisation of the document. The will-writing and registration service is bespoke. Therefore, different services and costs are offered for individual requirements.

Watch out for: This service is only available to customers who bank with UAB.

Mashreq financial solutions package

Benefits: Visit your nearest Mashreq branch and sign up for the Mashreq MAX bundle package and receive a free current or savings account, and a free Samsung TAB 3 tablet to help manage your finances. The service allows customers not only to access their account using a tablet device, but also have their own virtual personal adviser 24 hours a day via the Mashreq SnApp banking app.

Watch our for: The credit card is only free for the first year.

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