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by masterob
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Frustrations of Unicaja
Replies: 12
Views: 3369

Re: The Frustrations of Unicaja

I thought the day restriction only applies if you use a bank other than your own? I banked with CajaSur and, like Gerry, could pay any bill on any day/time they were open.
by masterob
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13560

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

Yes. Liverpool Victoria took over Frizzels who offer insurance policies for Civil Servants (including retirees) as well as other Public Service employees.
by masterob
Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Changing Spanish license to a UK one
Replies: 54
Views: 13560

Re: Changing Spanish license to a UK one

I was insured with Linea Directa in Spain. When I got back to the UK and bought a new car I insured it with the same Insurer (Frizzels LV) that I was with 10 years previously before moving to Spain. I never asked for a NCB certificate from Linea Directa ( never thought about it) but just told Frizze...
by masterob
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Weather
Replies: 56
Views: 9637

Re: Weather

elusive, not sure where "back home" is for you but, down here in the South East UK we have had a pretty reasonable summer. We had two very hot periods back in late May and late June when the temps were in the low 30s which is rather unpleasant when we are not really equipped for such extre...
by masterob
Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?
Replies: 51
Views: 16622

Re: Why Do People Pack Up and Leave Their Family To live In Spain ?

After my retirement in 2002 we decided we no longer needed to live in London so we spent a while contemplating where to move to. We fancied somewhere with a mild climate. Having worked in Australia for three years in the late sixties and really enjoyed our time there we wondered whether Australia co...
by masterob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Leaving Andalucia....
Replies: 96
Views: 15362

Re: Leaving Andalucia....

Miro, we left in Dec 2014 and Endesa are still haggling over bills they allege are outstanding! It took them a year to explain why invoices had not been presented to the tenants of our house over there. Never got an explanation but finally settled the matter last month! Surprise, surprise, this week...
by masterob
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: water shortage
Replies: 24
Views: 3474

Re: water shortage

The AVE and Motorways were mostly paid for by the EU, i.e.Germany and the UK (the biggest contributors!). That money now goes to the Eastern members and, with the future loss of the UK contributions the chance of Spain getting much money for massive water transfer infrastructures must be pretty zero!
by masterob
Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: NOT GETTING NOTIFICATIONS
Replies: 78
Views: 8935

Re: NOT GETTING NOTIFICATIONS

Like Gerry, I'm getting notifications!
by masterob
Fri May 19, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Where to get photocopies certified?
Replies: 14
Views: 3332

Re: Where to get photocopies certified?

I used to go to the Notary Office. A nominal charge levied.
by masterob
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: procedure for selling a used car
Replies: 23
Views: 15321

Re: procedure for selling a used car

If you decide to re-register in the UK there will be fees to pay here for that and, the car will have to conform to U.K. Vehicle Regs. The speedo will have to be calibrated in mph, headlights will require permanent adjustment (not the temporary sticky tape tourists use) etc.
by masterob
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: How Many Years of My Life Will I Be Wasted?
Replies: 18
Views: 3321

Re: How Many Years of My Life Will I Be Wasted?

Miro, when we left at the end of 2014 and I no longer needed a Spanish mobile, I notified Orange by e-mail two months beforehand. They said my contract did not expire until a month after our leaving date, fair enough, and I agreed to pay for that period although I ceased to use the phone the day we ...
by masterob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Current Bank Account Closing
Replies: 28
Views: 5390

Re: UK Current Bank Account Closing

I suppose the answer is to have an account with a "proper" bank not some Building Society playing at banking. :crazy:
by masterob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Next viewing trip booked!
Replies: 61
Views: 16469

Re: Next viewing trip booked!

Not only was it easy to tie things up leaving the UK but just as easy signing up when you return. Council Tax, gas, electricity, water, mobile, land line etc. all done on-line!
Reading the hassle you experienced brought back memories of the downside of life in Spain.
by masterob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Current Bank Account Closing
Replies: 28
Views: 5390

Re: UK Current Bank Account Closing

I had the usual cheque account (or whatever they are called) as well as a savings account and debit/credit cards together with on-line banking so HSBC knew I lived in Spain with no UK address. I'm not sure I fully understand why a Brit who has moved to Spain wouldn't already have a UK bank account s...
by masterob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: taking money back to the UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1738

Re: taking money back to the UK

Currencies Direct or similar.
by masterob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Spanish Bureaucracy
Replies: 9
Views: 1838

Re: Spanish Bureaucracy

Thanks for posting! I had not seen it on here before!
by masterob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Next viewing trip booked!
Replies: 61
Views: 16469

Re: Next viewing trip booked!

Oops, just realised you have now bought! Congrats, if our experience is anything to go by, you won't regret the move back to the UK!
by masterob
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Next viewing trip booked!
Replies: 61
Views: 16469

Re: Next viewing trip booked!

Why not rent in the area for say, 6 months? During that time you can view to buy at your leisure- that's what we did.
by masterob
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Current Bank Account Closing
Replies: 28
Views: 5390

Re: UK Current Bank Account Closing

Well I lived in Spain for 10 years and as well as a Spanish Bank account and credit card I had a UK Bank account and 2 UK credit/debit cards with no UK address!
Think there is some misinformation being bandied about here.
by masterob
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK Current Bank Account Closing
Replies: 28
Views: 5390

Re: UK Current Bank Account Closing

How will "EU Citizenship" enable you to open a UK bank account once the UK has left?

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