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Old Jan 5th 2017, 9:52 pm   #16
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I had both UK and Spanish bank accounts. There must be a way of getting a UK account with no UK address, anyone?

Edited for clarity; I kept my UK residency, all associated UK financial accounts and UK address. I was fortunate to also own a Spanish property and have a Spanish bank account but was non-resident.

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Old Jan 6th 2017, 4:41 pm   #17
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We opened two Lloyds Offshore accounts, Euros & Sterling.
My Spanish bank did not charge for bank transfer of € to Lloyds Offshore.
Great exchange rate and zero charges € to £ from Lloyds Offshore.
Lloyds Offshore did not charge to transfer £ to Lloyds UK current account.
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Old Jan 11th 2017, 9:19 am   #18
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Thanks for all your responses, very helpful.
I contacted Currencies Direct in Spain and they were very helpful.
They are prepared to send one of their representatives to meet me at the Notary Office then they escort me to a local Caixa Bank with my Bankers order from the buyer in my hand pay it into their client account which is secure and guaranteed. Then the money will sit in this account until I want to release it for conversion from Euros to GBP. NO FEES and a reasonable exrate. This way the money does not have to be transferred from my bank account saving me approx 2500Euros in Charges... Brilliant
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Old Jan 11th 2017, 9:22 am   #19
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Old Oct 1st 2017, 9:09 pm   #20
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Hello there, when I purchased a property in Spain, I used a foreign exchange service, the company were called First Rate FX, they were excellent! They didn't charge any fees like banks normally do and they made the whole process really smooth. Get in touch with them. Good luck!
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