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by Screagle
Tue May 26, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 90
Views: 3401

Re: Easyjet

I received the very same email re easyJet data breach and am now being spammed senseless! Anybody else having the same issue?

Saludos
by Screagle
Mon May 25, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 1243
Views: 26125

Re: Coronavirus

But how are tourists / non-residents supposed to get around from 1st July onwards? I'm thinking specifically public transport (not taxis), for instance Renfe and bus companies are still quoting El Real Decreto 463/2020, de 14 de marzo COVID-19 restrictions with significantly reduced timetables and s...
by Screagle
Sat May 23, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cuenta de Pago Básica?
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Cuenta de Pago Básica?

Sorry, Patricia - it's Santander's 123 Cuenta Zero account. You need to deposit at least 600 euros a month and have three different active direct debits per quarter to avoid the monthly 12 euro account fee. If you meet these criteria you might consider switching but who knows how long it will be bef...
by Screagle
Wed May 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cuenta de Pago Básica?
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Cuenta de Pago Básica?

So no 12 euro fee this month - my dodge involves transferring in the minimum amount for a fee free account. I already meet another criteria for free banking by having at least three direct debits per quarter (internet, luz and water). I then repatriate a smaller amount to meet the minimum sterling f...
by Screagle
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair.
Replies: 44
Views: 2108

Re: Ryanair.

To Pamela1 - thank you, that's a useful reference and I can see that inter province travel is pertinent. However, what I don't get is whether you can fly from the UK to a province, such as Cadiz, to stay there for the duration of a visit from 15th May onwards. Having skimmed the article I'm none the...
by Screagle
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair.
Replies: 44
Views: 2108

Re: Ryanair.

I see Ryanair are selling flights from UK to Spain starting 15th May. According to this link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/health/coronavirus-response/travel-and-transportation-during-coronavirus-pandemic_en - "On 8 April, the Commission invited Member States and non-EU Schengen cou...
by Screagle
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair.
Replies: 44
Views: 2108

Re: Ryanair.

So I messaged my card issuer and they only course of action they advised, other than contacting Ryanair for a refund (as if!), was to submit a section 75 (Consumer Credit Act 1974) claim for flight bookings over £100. I've not clicked on any email links to accept unsolicited refunds and think I will...
by Screagle
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Ryanair.
Replies: 44
Views: 2108

Re: Ryanair.

My late March and mid April flights were cancelled. I followed the emailed links to request refunds which were acknowledged. The first two requests were given a seven working days turnaround and subsequent requests 20 days. Apparently I'm in a queue to have my refund requests processed so I'll wait ...
by Screagle
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cuenta de Pago Básica?
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: Cuenta de Pago Básica?

Thanks, Steve - I've a trick up my sleeve to dodge the 12 euros monthly fee. I'm working on it!
by Screagle
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Cuenta de Pago Básica?
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Cuenta de Pago Básica?

Has anybody had any luck yet with switching to the Basic Payment Account from their existing Spanish bank account? I'd like to ditch my Cuenta Zero 123 with Santander for their Cuenta de Pago Básica or any other provider for that matter. I'm non-resident.

Saludos
by Screagle
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: TRAINS
Replies: 18
Views: 16740

Re: TRAINS

I must admit to panicking when I read this. I sent an email to renfe for clarification but their reply was inconclusive. Anyway, I just checked now on their web-site for the middle of December and can confirm the MD Cadiz Sevilla services are still timetabled including, for me, the all important air...
by Screagle
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Certificado non residente
Replies: 7
Views: 7290

Re: Certificado non residente

Thanks for sharing your experience. It prompted me to check my emails and in January 2018 we were asked to drop into our local branch to complete tax residence declaration forms, "Para todo esto, le rogamos que acuda a su sucursal habitual para actualizar la información que le podría identificar com...
by Screagle
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Certificado non residente
Replies: 7
Views: 7290

Re: Certificado de no residente

Many thanks, Paddy - think I'll swing by my bank when I'm next in town and ask them when they will be expecting me to present the certificados. As two will be required I'll make enquiries at the Spanish Consulate in London to avoid a trip to the main Jerez police station (and leaving my passport beh...
by Screagle
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Certificado non residente
Replies: 7
Views: 7290

Certificado non residente

Although I've not noticed any bank charges for the last couple of years, at least since 1st October 2017, relating to "certificado non residente" I was wondering how I could present this status confirmation to my bank in order to avoid their usurious charges for obtaining the same? Any suggestions o...
by Screagle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BANK CHARGES
Replies: 13
Views: 13389

Re: BANK CHARGES

That I know, don't mind Santander at least in the UK anyway. To their credit they replatformed Banco Popular customers pretty seamlessly - well, that was my experience, unlike the Sabadell / TSB fiasco closer to home. It is early days with Banco Santander and am waiting to see what my six-monthly li...
by Screagle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: BANK CHARGES
Replies: 13
Views: 13389

Re: BANK CHARGES

I am liking the sound of Openbank. I was with Banco Popular now integrated into Santander. I took a quick look at the Openbank's account requirementsand the one that caught my eye was ...must..., reside in Spain... but they then it goes on to state DNI or NIE required. The latter would indicate that...
by Screagle
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Milky coffee
Replies: 15
Views: 16794

Re: Milky coffee

In our neck of the woods, if a milky one shot coffee is required then we order cafe manchado or cafe man-chow in local dialect. On a hot day ordering a cafe manchado templado means using or topping with cold milk. With a bit of luck you'll get milk stained with coffee or worst case the other way rou...
by Screagle
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: National bank transfer fees?
Replies: 4
Views: 13046

Re: National bank transfer fees?

Thanks, Paddy Pumpkin I'll give the IBAN a go next time Having done some further digging with my Santander account if I select Envio Estandar instead of Envio Inmediato the charge is one euro (unchanged) to my existing beneficiaries which is odd as the description says six euros as well or free(!). ...
by Screagle
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Free ATM Machines in Torrox
Replies: 1
Views: 7116

Re: Free ATM Machines in Torrox

Yes, last week Caixabank took me by surprise with this charge as well wanting 2 euros for withdrawal so I walked away. Alas, as I had a plumber waiting to be paid I ended up using a nearby BBVA who were a bit cheaper at 1,87 euros. Later in the day with more time on my hands I found that UniCaja did...
by Screagle
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Credit card fees for car hire
Replies: 23
Views: 20180

Re: Credit card fees for car hire

I'll have some time to kill on my next trip to XRY so will ask for Firefly's complaints book - providing I'm not having the dash for the train into town or my inbound flight is not cancelled by strike action! I'll prepare the complaint in Spanish and English and show it to the staff before requestin...