3 Things to Keep in Mind when Looking for Banking Services as a Muslim in Australia

 

1. Planning and Managing Your Wealth

How much thought have you given to your future and that of your loved ones? If you have given it any thought at all, you may have set up a fund of some sort and made a few plans about how to provide for it financially. At the same time, the need for finance will vary as time goes by. Therefore, it is important to have a sound strategy in place when it comes to wealth planning and a well-grounded structure to support it. You can speak to an Islamic financial investment services provider for specialised knowledge and a personalised planning process. The wealth plan that is best suited for you will depend on many variables such as your profession, the nature of wealth you possess, your estimated annual monetary requirement in the future, etc. Your bank or financial institution of choice should be able to offer you a customised wealth management plan based on these factors. Hejaz Financial Services provides investment opportunities for Islam. 

2. Insurance for Your Properties and Assets

Providing insurance services is another important feature that can be provided by a financial institution. These procedures too must fall in line with the criteria of Islamic finance Australia and therefore your financial services provider should have a sound understanding of these guidelines and be able to advise you on the same. Managing your assets and most importantly, arriving at accurate valuations and calculating the returns on your investments as well as providing insurance for reimbursement for damage to any of your properties are some of the connected services that your bank or financial institute must essentially provide. Also, providing additional support to your family and monetary consolation especially in the event of an emergency is another feature you must look for.

3. Dealing with Taxation

Taxation is a bit of a problematic area to most high income earning individuals as well as small to medium sized business owners. Therefore, your banking services provider should essentially know all things tax. The company you choose should have a team of qualified professionals available to help you with preparing your accounts, taxation documentation, gearing and depreciation calculations and finding possibilities of tax exemptions. An accounting firm may be able to provide these services for you but if your bank can do the same, why look for someone else? Also, because they are more aware of your savings and wealth, they will be able to advice you better on how to deal with taxation. It will be an added bonus if your banking services provider also has experience in handling double taxation and international tax laws, especially if you have overseas investments or do business in more than one country and in more than one currency.