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Forum: Spain
Apr 19th 2022, 10:42 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 3,724
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Cost of Living

We spend approximately 4 months a year in Spain on and off so regularly buy from Spanish supermarkets, normally Mercadona and the UK, normally Aldi and Tesco and 90% of our shop is more expensive in...
Forum: Spain
Nov 24th 2021, 7:37 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,824
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Insuring UK car in England while a Spanish Resident

All you can do is get your son to shop for quotes, he will be the main driver and obviously being younger the premium will be higher, it's not just the value of the car it's the damage that can be...
Forum: Spain
Nov 17th 2021, 7:45 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Uk car in spain

If you drive it back to the UK it should be fully road legal in its country of origin so with no mot it won't be, of course you may not get stopped but if there was a problem alone the way you may...
Forum: Spain
Oct 26th 2021, 9:08 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Please be aware of the Palm weevil danger!

The red palm weevil is a very damaging pest and has been around in Spain for many years now, our gardeners pour pesticides into the crown of our palms every month and has done for the last 11 years,...
Forum: Spain
Aug 12th 2021, 12:17 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: PCR or Antigen test?

Thereby lies the problems i think, you say £40 but now they advertise from £43 but the only option is £48 and it was £69 , the place we used was £40 and is now £65 , it's this jumping of prices that...
Forum: Spain
Aug 10th 2021, 8:28 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: PCR or Antigen test?

We returned to UK from Spain a week today, we used these, they were £40 and everything worked ok, however they have since put them up to £65!

https://nwp-online.co.uk/
We know people who have...
Forum: Spain
Aug 6th 2021, 9:39 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,692
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: PCR or Antigen test?

It's purely advisory so just get an antigen, Grant Shapps just doesn't know what he is on about to be honest, like the rest of them, he said the reason for the advice is to keep a track of the...
Forum: Spain
Aug 1st 2021, 1:40 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,356
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Where in Spain would you suggest?

You say you have holidayed in Moraira? , did you like it or the surrounding area?, there are plenty of villages slightly inland that may appeal, there is also a highly regarded international school...
Forum: Spain
Jul 26th 2021, 10:21 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Ferry prices

We've just been on the Plymouth to Bilbao ferry, this time of year it's quite expensive but, having said that, if there's 4 of you and your going away for a few weeks it not a bad deal, dover calais...
Forum: Spain
Jun 28th 2021, 10:02 pm
Replies: 111
Views: 5,257
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Spain rejects Merkels bid to impose EU wide quarantine on UK visitors

We have a place on the Benissa Costa a few minutes from Moraira, haven't been for a year, hopeing to get out in a few weeks time but according to our gardeners the place is well busy so i wouldn't...
Forum: Spain
May 11th 2021, 7:09 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

That's exactly right, hence Revolut is no good if your in the UK sending money to Spain because you now incur charges from the receiving bank
Forum: Spain
May 11th 2021, 1:34 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

So are you saying Sabadell are not charging you for transfers from your Euro Revolut account to your Sabadell account?
Forum: Spain
Mar 5th 2021, 4:39 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

I use TransferWise now, so it costs me around around £3.50 per €750 monthly transfer but it's cheaper than the daylight robbery that is Sabadells €18 min fee!
Forum: Spain
Feb 4th 2021, 7:22 am
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

It certainly seems it at the moment, Revolut was the cheapest as the rate was the city rate as per TransferWise but no charges to exchange or send, up to GBP 1000 a month, but unfortunately Revoluts...
Forum: Spain
Feb 3rd 2021, 9:53 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

i did wonder that but i suspect the Belgium IBAN that TransferWise use would charge for receiving from a GB IBAN, as i say, i don't know but wouldn't be surprised
Forum: Spain
Feb 1st 2021, 11:02 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

Was easy for me as well, just a passport or driving licence and a selfie, it says wait 48 hours for your approval but mine and i expect for most was instant, rate is city rate, not as competitive as...
Forum: Spain
Jan 31st 2021, 6:46 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Receiving mail from UK

Maybe you just need to give it time, mail can take 1 to 4 weeks to arrive under normal circumstances, add Covid19, French closing there boarders, Christmas and New year, things are taking longer,...
Forum: Spain
Jan 26th 2021, 6:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,395
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: CORREOS - buying CN22 (customs declaration stickers)

Can't help with Spain but in the UK you can still use the old CN22 form if you have them, it's to avoid wasting stock, i still had 2 rolls left and continue to use them
Forum: Spain
Jan 19th 2021, 6:29 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

Yes, definitely for the transfer, I've set up an account with transferwise which should sort it
Forum: Spain
Jan 18th 2021, 4:29 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

Not sure, i do or did have a monthly payment set up with Revolut so that's where it differs from you, are you a UK resident? , I am and that does make a difference as if you are not UK resident you...
Forum: Spain
Jan 7th 2021, 4:58 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

Thanks, yes it has a Belgium IBAN
Forum: Spain
Jan 7th 2021, 4:31 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

Thanks for the info, i have now opened a TransferWise account, at the top in the App it shows a Sterling account, a Euro account and a USD account so I'm presuming it's the boarderless account...
Forum: Spain
Jan 5th 2021, 7:44 am
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

Yes, this is all new so I'm sure the various companies and challenger banks will sort something out in the end, i thought it was worth asking originally to see if anyone had figured a way around it...
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2021, 10:09 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

That sounds like it could fit the bill, thanks, I'll look into it
Forum: Spain
Jan 4th 2021, 6:06 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 18,053
Posted By Longlegpete

Re: Sabadell now charging to receive payment from UK

Sabadell are charging to receive the money because the Revolut euro account has a UK Iban and as UK have left the EU and transition period they are charging, so i know who is charging, just...
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