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Forum: Spain
Feb 16th 2010, 6:07 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,506
Posted By johncar61

Re: Any help greatly appreciated!

Apologies for going off thread but maybe others are confused too:-

Cash cards

A cash card allows you to ONLY draw money from cash machines (ATMs). Many banks set a daily limit as to how much...
Forum: Spain
Feb 16th 2010, 5:59 am
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

Well if you were not even trying to answering my question, then as I was talking about the euro, in a thread about the Euro, it would seem it was you who was off thread.

But who really cares.
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 3:48 pm
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

Thanks for the post Fred but I think we all knew that.

I asked Dick, why he made his post, about euros, not the value of the peseta which would not have prompted my question. But I guess only he...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 3:07 pm
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

Dick, sorry I seem to have missed the point you were making. I'd be grateful if you would explain.
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 2:46 pm
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

Well as I posted that info at post 83, please excuse me for saying, I know that.
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 2:34 pm
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

Interesting, the Euro was not introduced as currency until 1st January 2002.
Not sure what Euro you are referring to.
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 1:37 pm
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

8 years ago? 2002 ?

The name euro was officially adopted on 16 December 1995.[6] The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency on 1 January 1999, replacing the...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 1:15 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,506
Posted By johncar61

Re: Any help greatly appreciated!

Well if one has an account with Nationwide they could ask for a Cash Card.

If that was declined you could write to the CEO, as I did when they refused to give me a credit card as I lived in...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 11:44 am
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

Did anyone actually say that ?

agoreira As you don't show a quote it difficult to know who's remark you were commenting on.
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 11:04 am
Replies: 298
Views: 26,508
Posted By johncar61

Re: Euro about to crash..?

From financial info I obtain from a news sheet (which is not written by me but I edit it) the chickens are yet to come home to roost in Spain.

When the bank re-possess a property it stays on their...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 10:54 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,506
Posted By johncar61

Re: Any help greatly appreciated!

I did say that, but if you have a CASH CARD, the withdrawals worldwide are still FREE, and, providing the withdrawal is at a 'VISA' ATM, there is no charge for the withdrawal either.

We use it...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 6:54 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,506
Posted By johncar61

Re: Any help greatly appreciated!

Once you move away from UK you are, usually, unable to open bank/building Soc accounts there, but normally you can still keep those you have.

So make sure you have 'all the accounts' you might...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 6:18 am
Replies: 250
Views: 16,634
Posted By johncar61

Re: A Life in the UK or Spain?

You might also say, "If England had not been invaded"

We would not have Roast Beef, Cafe, Restaurant, Menu and all the other thousands of foreign words in our vocabulary, and maybe it was the...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 6:11 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By johncar61

Re: Numbers

Under UK law the Revenue service cannot exchange info with the UK police but as repeated here, they have a very close working relationship with the Revenue Service of Spain. So don't get any...
Forum: Spain
Feb 15th 2010, 6:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By johncar61

Re: Phone providers Jazztel and Orange

Telefonicia still have to be paid for the line, but I just pay Jazztel, I have just one bill, and they pay Telefonicia.

One slight problem with that is I lost my telefonicia.net email address and...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 5:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By johncar61

Re: Phone providers Jazztel and Orange

I have been with Jazzel for my fixed line and ADSL for coming up for two years.

Its fast, good and cheapish. No complaints

Of course the speed you get depends on the quality of the line, so...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 4:39 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By johncar61

Re: Numbers

Yes but with their antiquated system of financing local authorities, the number of people registered on the padron dictates the amount of money they get for local services, police, doctors, schools...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 4:34 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 13,684
Posted By johncar61

Re: No Taxation without representation

10 out 10 Lenox, apart from a Spanish passport is 20 euros obtainable from your local National Police Office, against a UK one, from Madrid, and which must be around 170 euros with courier etc.
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 3:19 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By johncar61

Re: Numbers

I wonder what the mathematical formula is for the number who vote compared with the number who don't vote but who complain about what the elected body does or does not do ?

Its just a rhetorical...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 3:10 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 13,684
Posted By johncar61

Re: No Taxation without representation

There are some times in UK when you need your NHS number etc. but we don't have it on our passports.

We need a Legal ID in Spain all the time. When we are doing something which requires other...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 2:36 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By johncar61

Re: electricity companies

Guess that would leave most of us in the proverbial but maybe the message would get across.

No, better not to do anything, as usual then we can go on complaining that nothing get changed.

"IF...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 2:32 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By johncar61

Re: Numbers

The local authority encourage people to sign on the padron as they get extra funding from central gov. They are often not concerned how long a person stays here.

Re the FO guess at how any...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 1:41 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,725
Posted By johncar61

Re: Numbers

Sorry to disagree, but it does not show anything, other than someone THINKS there are more. I think it too but it does not prove I am right.

I know people who have apartments here which they...
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 1:10 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 13,684
Posted By johncar61

Re: No Taxation without representation

But it would be a legal ID, just like a passport, I thought that was the point, although it has nothing to do with the thread as I started it.
Forum: Spain
Feb 14th 2010, 12:49 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 13,684
Posted By johncar61

Re: No Taxation without representation

As I read it, the UK card would work exactly like the Spanish DNI (ID card). So of course it would work and be accepted in Spain.
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