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by katy
Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2000
Views: 72211

Re: Coronavirus

The apps aren’t working well in most countries. Not enough downloading them either. Reports of some being bombarded with calls in Uk. In Spain it was stated they don’t have enough tracers. Millions in Germany and France have uninstalled it. I haven’t installed it.
by katy
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Flying experience in these days of Covid
Replies: 10
Views: 384

Re: Flying experience in these days of Covid

costakid wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:07 pm
i have 3 returns uk to malaga since 7th of July. All in all not a bad experience. Ryanair are more stricter on walking in the cabin than easyJet.
You must be spending a lot of time in quarantine :mrgreen:
by katy
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Correos - Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Correos - Australia

Maybe like New Zealand, last time I heard they were not taking post that requires a signature.
by katy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s

costakid wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:42 am
I suppose that will increase once brexit is finally done. Hope its not back unto 35%.
Possibly but it is only 24% for the rest of the world right now.
by katy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Capital Gain Tax for over 65s

Beachcomber wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:08 am
19% on the gain. If there is any!
They usually manage to find a gain even if you are making a loss :D
by katy
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: House sale proceeds
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: House sale proceeds

Agree with Beachcomber. Bankers drafts are costly and take time to clear but all other methods have risk. Never pay the draft into a Spanish bank though, costly. There has been cases in Spain where the Lawyer didn't hand over the money. With a draft you can also pay it in to most banks in the world....
by katy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Confusion about NIE/Residency
Replies: 42
Views: 30134

Re: Confusion about NIE/Residency

David Searle must be very old now, he seemed old 25 years ago.
Don’t want to be Agist though. Our Sid is old and he usually gets things right. :mrgreen:
by katy
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Should I or should I not apply for residency/TIE
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Should I or should I not apply for residency/TIE

You couldn’t actually stay for 6 months before Brexit without registering.
by katy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 50% off local holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: 50% off local holidays

According to when I was looking for October it was a problem finding hotels open even at full price.
by katy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5895

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Has been a few comments on Revolut bank. Saw an article this morning that their clients in Ireland are being transferred to a Lithuanian bank due to passporting reasons.

https://www.newstalk.com/news/revolut-i ... ia-1084522
by katy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 173
Views: 19669

Re: Easyjet

After Barbados added stricter restrictions for UK last week I decided to change our holiday booked through BA. Until recently stated that changes and cancellations could be done online. Now not possible. After a wrong number (off their website) I called another and chose option one.After waiting 20 ...
by katy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2000
Views: 72211

Re: Coronavirus

I've been to the Torrox Town Hall this morning. Signs abound in three languages, the normal stuff, disinfect, maintain distance etc. Inside no disinfectant, the normal shoulder to shoulder seating, no masks on the staff (all the visitors were masked) there is obviously no virus in Torrox. :lol: You...
by katy
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2000
Views: 72211

Re: Coronavirus

Has there been any hints if there will be restrictions tomorrow? Seems unlikely. After all the lockdowns were useless and the masks don't seem to be much use. Madrid seems to be trying to avoid another lockdown. I know Ayuso is not very popular but I agree with her stance. "Isabel Diaz Ayuso said 't...
by katy
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5895

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

So, it seems to be mainly credit cards. I did do a search and as early as 2014 expat residents were then complaining they could not open or change UK bank accounts. When we first moved to Spain NatWest was on the coast. A very busy bank in Banus and Estepona, they had other branches too. Think it wa...
by katy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5895

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Well as I said OH has had his Visa credit card changed to MasterCard and he is not an expat. I think you are reading more into it than it is. All the stuff about money laundering is a big issue right now with Barclays and HSBC being the worse culprits. I also had a letter from MasterCard saying they...
by katy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5895

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

HSBC shares are at their lowest since 1995 Barclays has problems too. Be bad for our pensions in the long term.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... -chartered
by katy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5895

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

In answer to dxf I feel just the same. I am usually always planning trips for up to the next year and so feel very much at a loose end now. We are hoping for a few days away within Andalucia in autumn but I feel that I've lost my usual va va voom :( Me too, love the planning and preparation. Lost 3...
by katy
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5895

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

NatWest have changed OHs from Visa to MasterCard too. I already had MasterCard.
by katy
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2000
Views: 72211

Re: Coronavirus

I agree, Mark. I am still not convinced by masks but I do wear then as I like to be law-abiding. The bigger problem is lots of people crammed into an inside space celebrating events such as First Communions. Look at what is happening in a tiny village in a remote part of Spain. It's not just Madrid...