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Re: £

Postby Sandramay » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:44 pm

Richard I pre-load a card then use it as any other type of debit card. Safer than wads of notes. :thumbup:
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Re: £

Postby Campo Steve » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:03 pm

Bank transfer to bank in Spain.
I've got an inferiority complex, but it's not a very good one!

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Re: £

Postby katy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:10 pm

Richard, make a pit stop in La Cala on your way to Estepona. There is an exchange bureau just off the main roundabout. Gives about 5 cents more per pound than eg. The Post Office. Every little helps :lol:

I can see this sterling hike regenerating expat areas. :) Average income will have gone up by about 300€ pm. which means 30 menus del dia or 5 meals in a proper restaurant. :wink:

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Re: £

Postby katy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:11 pm

Campo Steve wrote:Bank transfer to bank in Spain.


He is only going on holiday.

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Re: £

Postby Mowser » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:20 pm

I transfer money to Currency Fair from my UK account. Currency Fair then transfer to my Spanish account.
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Re: £

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:51 pm

8 more posts Katy and you've reached 10k!

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Re: £

Postby katy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:07 pm

7 now, do I get a whip round for all the valuable information I have given :wink: :)

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Re: £

Postby El Cid » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:31 pm

katy wrote:7 now, do I get a whip round for all the valuable information I have given :wink: :)


A good whipping, possibly! :clap:

I will struggle to stay ahead. Do you think we should set up a super-amigos lounge for those of us who have hit the magic 10k?

Anyway, thanks for all your contributions!

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Re: £

Postby katy » Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:49 pm

Awhh thanks :D I have mellowed over the years haven't I. I am even starting to like Gerry :lol:

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Re: £/€

Postby White Horse » Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:15 pm

Enjoy the feeling of wealth as it might be short lived.
The problem is that the Euro currency is collapsing quite quickly.
The Greeks seem to have little intention of complying with any agreement, so the only option will be another crisis prior to a Euro exit, (currency and/or the Union).
This will cause even more instability in the market and it actually benefits no-one in the long term.
In Spain, all imported items will rise, inflation will rise.

The Germans are even considering if leaving the Eurozone would benefit them!
If the currency collapses completely, the Peseta or New Peseta may have to replace the Euro.
What will happen then is anyone's guess.
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Re: £

Postby olive » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:54 pm

New peseta?

Short term pain ,long term gain. Devaluation. Exports cheaper.Imports dearer.

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Re: £

Postby anyroads » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:15 pm

Back to being a Third World Country...

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Re: £

Postby Ennery » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:44 pm

I've recently been taking a look at this site for an idea as to what's happening €/£ wise:

http://www.eurorateforecast.com/

it does pretty much what it says on the tin regarding upcoming issues which will impact on the rate. I'm not an investor or trader but, like anyone I imagine, my pennies / cents need an eye kept on them.

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Re: £

Postby katy » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:37 pm

I didn't see any of these forecasts telling punters to wait in December :mrgreen:

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Re: £

Postby Pamela1 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:24 pm

They are all the same, emails every week encouraging you to buy now...

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Re: £

Postby El Cid » Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:18 pm

Of course they are encouraging you to buy Euros - that's what they are there for.

If no one changes any money they make no commission!

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Re: £

Postby El Cid » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:54 am

It's just broken through 1.4

The Euro is heading for parity with the dollar!

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Re: £

Postby Lyric » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:02 am

We were trying to recall the rate when we bought originally yesterday, it's getting awfully close to it, 9 years ago. Must try the market again. If the apartment doesn't sell now it never will.

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Re: £

Postby peteroldracer » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:58 am

As you would be getting 40% less in GBP than you would have when the € and £ were at parity, maybe sellers should have dropped their prices years ago, and had the money in the bank for all this time...
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Re: £

Postby Lyric » Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:11 am

I live in Spain, I don't even consider £ except for looking at things from a possible purchaser's point of view.
We removed it from the market a couple of years ago as there were just no viewers from the agents we were using, I was just musing that perhaps it was time to try it again. Our bottom line, in Euros, will remain the same.


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