Buying a home is a stressful process. Not only is it becoming increasingly difficult to find reasonably priced properties that are also attractive to live in, but the mortgage process, which most buyers have to go through, is time-consuming and full of potential traps. While the first problem won’t most likely be solved any time soon, there’s one Dubai-based startup that’s actively trying to address the second issue, and its name is Huspy.
Essentially, Huspy is an online mortgage platform that facilitates hassle-free financing for people who would like to live in Dubai. It was founded in August 2020 by chief executive officer Jad Antoun and chief technology officer Khalid Al Ashmawy, who understand the local market through first-hand experience.
“We started Huspy with the aim to disrupt one of the largest industries and bring the entire home loan process online. Customers are massively underserved where lack of visibility, poor customer experience, and overpayment are common problems. We want to solve for that,” said Antoun. “The team has built tools and systems to leverage technology in a highly operational business to give us the ability to provide customers with the best rates, faster mortgage close times and a great digital experience,” added Ashmawy.
Instead of having to wait up to 10 weeks to secure a mortgage, Huspy lets its users search over 500 home loan options in seconds to find the one that fits them the best. That way, it’s possible to get a personalized home loan three times faster and secure the best price possible. Best of all, Huspy doesn’t charge its users broker fees at all. Instead, it makes money by charging the banks a commission for every loan.
Huspy is available on iOS as well as Android, and you can download it yourself right now to see what it has to offer. The startup is backed by leading tech investors, including VentureFriends, B&Y Ventures, and Plug and Play, so you know your mortgage will be in good hands.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.