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Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2011, 5:02 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Is a Spanish will really needed

Those who do not want to receive private messages /mail can turn off the facility. If one leaves it on then I assume, like me, one does not mind.
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2011, 4:10 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Is a Spanish will really needed

You TOLD me to not send you a private message just once. On that occasion I did not realise you were female.

As far as I know I have sent messages to just one other female and that was so that...
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2011, 3:12 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Is a Spanish will really needed

Since posts 6 and 7 were added I have edited my post at No. 5, which now contains further info.
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2011, 1:27 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Is a Spanish will really needed

May I suggest it would be more helpful to JAY01 if you answered the question she posed rather than just negatively criticising my post ?

Also, the costs involved are not limited to the...
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2011, 1:13 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,585
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Is a Spanish will really needed

If you have any property (assets) in Spain, if you reply on a British Will there will be considerable legal fees to get translations etc.

I don't how burial arrangements are affected either...
Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2011, 6:05 am
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By JulianWard

Re: My neighbour's garden

In Spain. Basically personal use is tolerated but supplying is illegal. But, unless you grow your own I don't see how a person can use unless there has been a supplier !!!!

In my experience as a...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 4:02 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Quite right JDR.


I got an idea.

You guys who think the rest of us are wrong, as you have successfully opened account in UK whilst you were not residents there, why don't you call the banks,...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 3:41 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

OK but how do you get over :-

I just called Lloyd's TBS on 01733 347 007.

Only people Resident in UK can open accounts in UK.

Is there any ambiguity there?
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 3:14 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

I accept you may be right and the banks are wrong.

I got issued with a credit card once when I asked my branch in the UK when I was there on holiday. Unfortunately before I could...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 3:09 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Now you are moving the goal posts.


I suggested a similar course, in another thread, for a person of 70 yrs who's D/L had expired. Thus they could not renew it in UK as they lived here and...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 3:06 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Don't wanna continue off thread so no comment on the tax.

As for the Banking.

It would seem that Barclay's and Lloyds TSB say the same on the phone as they do on their web sites, No apparent...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 2:57 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

I just called Barclay's in UK on +44 24 7684 2100

They said Only those RESIDENT in UK can open an account in the UK.

They did say I could open an OFF SHORE account either in Gib or maybe in...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 2:47 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Sorry but I did post this:-

Repeat post:-

I just called Lloyd's TBS on 01733 347 007.

Only people Resident in UK can open accounts in UK.

Is there any ambiguity there?
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 2:21 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

If you mean the tax brought in, in the 80's by Margaret Thatcher, it was Community Charge, not Poll Tax. That was a Left Wing slur to discredit it

(sorry for following the off thread line)
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 12:48 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

I take it mean :


1. One who resides in a particular place permanently or for an extended period

Please tell me if you have called the bank and if they define it in a substantially different /...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 12:29 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Excuse me repeating this but as we have just gone to the next page it may be missed.

If anyone thinks I misunderstood what the bank said, I'd be grateful if they would call the bank and then...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 12:03 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

The difference is:- if one is taking up residence in UK then you can open an account. If you are not, you cannot.

That is:- one must be resident in UK, not just have an 'address' or property...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 12:00 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,290
Posted By JulianWard

Re: another electricity query

I had a Spanish friend who was told she needed a rewire as her fuse kept tripping. I told her son to use his fan heater in a socket on a different ring. NO problems, no rewiring.

With 4.4. as I...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 11:52 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Not sure how this help or otherwise.

I just called Lloyd's TBS on 01733 347 007.

Only people Resident in UK can open accounts in UK.
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 7:47 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,290
Posted By JulianWard

Re: another electricity query

We have 4.4. Usual appliances plus AC / heating.

In the eight years plus, living here, never had any 'tripping problems' and we have always had an ICP controller.
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 7:42 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Thanks Fred, I have had and still have several Gib accounts, but:-

Thread opener:- Just thought this information may be of interest. When in the UK I picked up a leaflet from Lloyds TSB...
Forum: Spain
Apr 18th 2011, 6:25 am
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Sorry Rotor. There seems to be a bit of confusion. I thought we were discussing whether people not resident in UK could open bank account in UK ?

i.e. Re: Opening a UK Bank Account
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2011, 6:56 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

But, as I said, they do open private accounts too, as Gib is off shore. That applies also to the branches of UK banks and building societies there (Leeds, Norwich and Peterborough, Newcastle,...
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2011, 6:38 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,982
Posted By JulianWard

Re: Opening a UK Bank Account

Gib is off-shore, they (all I guess) open accounts for non residents, if the didn't they would not have a reason to exist.
Forum: Spain
Apr 17th 2011, 4:06 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,610
Posted By JulianWard

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