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Forum: Spain
May 28th 2021, 2:21 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By GC44

Re: Thoughts on Change to Visa Regs.

Residency demands ‘are too strict’

New requirements for Britons wanting to move to Spain – or stay for extended periods – are so restrictive that the British expat population could decline or even...
Forum: Spain
May 5th 2021, 11:44 pm
Replies: 187
Views: 12,202
Posted By GC44

Re: British Citizens Can No Longer Move to Spain Unless.....

I was under the impression that a NLV applicant must only prove funds for the first 5 years.
Forum: Spain
Jan 27th 2021, 4:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By GC44

Re: Thoughts on Change to Visa Regs.

I know sometimes there is nothing better than to delve into the delightful world of taxation but is this not deviating somewhat from the original question!
Forum: Spain
Jan 25th 2021, 4:27 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By GC44

Re: Thoughts on Change to Visa Regs.

Well fingers crossed then that Spain aligns itself alongside Portugal cause it's a damn site cheaper. You only need a joint income of approximately 10000 Euro's for the D7 visa. All for unity and...
Forum: Spain
Jan 25th 2021, 3:47 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By GC44

Re: Thoughts on Change to Visa Regs.

If the figure of 300000 Brits in Spain is anywhere near the correct figure then I would hazard a guess that at least a third of them are getting a bit of sun on the cheap. Can the Costa's truly...
Forum: Spain
Jan 25th 2021, 3:29 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By GC44

Re: Thoughts on Change to Visa Regs.

Thanks Barriej.

I'm certainly no expert but is the financial level set just some EU default position? Individual countries within the EU can and do set there own levels eg Portugal. The last...
Forum: Spain
Jan 25th 2021, 2:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,991
Posted By GC44

Thoughts on Change to Visa Regs.

Hi everyone. My wife and I currently live in Canada ( we are British citizens ). We had plans on retiring to Spain in the next 3 or so years.
However with the new visa regs and the minimum yearly...
Forum: Canada
Apr 9th 2020, 7:26 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 5,722
Posted By GC44

Re: Budgeting for Canada

Have you looked at the Medicine Hat region of AB? Strangely my job in MB brings me into contact with a lot of guys who are from "the Hat" and they have mentioned a couple of times how cheap it is to...
Forum: Canada
Apr 9th 2020, 2:13 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 5,722
Posted By GC44

Forum: Canada
Apr 9th 2020, 2:10 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 5,722
Posted By GC44

Re: Budgeting for Canada

We live on an acreage ( Manitoba ), home insurance initially was $2000 per year. We did what all the locals did and go to the local broker. Something that we would never have done in the UK but...
Jan 2nd 2020, 4:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By GC44

Re: Beverley or York

Why not look at Stamford Bridge. We lived there for 10 years before our move to Canada in 2011. Great little community with good schools and easily commutable to York (if you know the short cuts). We...
Jan 20th 2018, 2:22 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,402
Posted By GC44

Re: VPN/DNS

Into my second year with Express VPN. No issues whatsoever.
Forum: Spain
Dec 17th 2017, 8:55 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 5,193
Posted By GC44

Re: Will we look back in time, and say we bought at the bottom in 2014

I do hope you are right.

I'm no expert but I really can see some repercussions after April 29 2019, wether its the Euro dropping through the floor or the Spanish house price recovery (as small as...
Forum: Canada
Oct 8th 2017, 2:37 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 13,867
Posted By GC44

Re: bbc iplayer

I tend to access bbc through the jersey or isle of man selection of vpns. I also use the jersey choice for UK netflix.
Glad your sorted.
Forum: Canada
Oct 6th 2017, 4:17 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 13,867
Posted By GC44

Re: bbc iplayer

Been using express vpn for 14 months now. Very reliable. Which is good cause we dont have Canadian TV at all.
Forum: Canada
Jul 16th 2017, 2:55 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 7,821
Posted By GC44

Re: BBC & ITV not working behind VPN

Been with express vpn for a year now. Have found it to be extremely reliable. We get BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and US Netflix. Not sure if its a vpn issue or something I'm doing wrong but we do struggle to...
Forum: Canada
May 31st 2017, 1:08 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 27,301
Posted By GC44

Re: Any VPNs still work for BBC/ITV?

We had Overplay for a while and initially it was great for Netflix but slowly over time it started to really struggle connecting.

We did a bit of research and eventually switched to Express VPN...
Forum: Canada
May 29th 2017, 2:10 pm
Replies: 206
Views: 27,301
Posted By GC44

Re: Any VPNs still work for BBC/ITV?

Express vpn is working just great. Can still watch all the usual UK channels plus Netflix US and UK.
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2017, 6:19 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,407
Posted By GC44

Re: Car Insurance Cheaper in Canada?

The wifes Fiat 500 is $1650 here, the same car 6 years ago in the UK cost her Gbp 198. Even if you take into account the rise in inflation over the 6 years the difference is outrageous. But what can...
Forum: Canada
Apr 11th 2017, 4:09 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 10,784
Posted By GC44

Re: Cashing in final salary pension.

Welcome to Canada, have a nice day!
Forum: Canada
Apr 10th 2017, 4:11 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 10,784
Posted By GC44

Re: Cashing in final salary pension.

Have just done a web chat with someone at the UK pension advisory and he informs me that as I am a resident in Canada I cannot set up a new pension scheme (SIPP) to transfer my company pension too. ...
Jan 18th 2017, 1:06 pm
Replies: 2,410
Views: 219,987
Posted By GC44

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Locked Up on More 4 (Walter Presents) is definitely worth watching. Found series 2 on some streaming service so looking forward to get into that tonight.
Jan 17th 2017, 1:16 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By GC44

Re: Have you ever been to Bognor Regis?

Hard to beat a day to Filey, taking a stroll over the Brig searching the rock pools for crabs. Then back to one of the seafront cafes by the lifeboat station for a mug of tea and a baked potatoe with...
Jan 12th 2017, 6:51 pm
Replies: 2,410
Views: 219,987
Posted By GC44

Re: Goggle box- anything worth watching on TV?

Taboo on BBC looks like it will be good if the 1st one is anything to go by.
The Passenger (French) on More 4
Jan 6th 2017, 1:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By GC44

Re: Christmas TV and Radio

The new Sherlock was worth the wait.
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