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by morlandg
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK State Pension
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: UK State Pension

Thanks. I'm with Cajamar and as I understand it I have to transfer my pension each month to qualify for free banking. I still pay charges on our debit cards.
by morlandg
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: UK State Pension
Replies: 18
Views: 578

Re: UK State Pension

Why don't you get a revolut card, pay cash from your UK account onto it, exchange it on the app at the interbank rate into euro's then transfer it to your spanish bank account, no charges whatsoever, I use it all the time, I think you can transfer £4000-5000 per month free before they charge you, j...
by morlandg
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DAT Tape Player
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: DAT Tape Player

Thanks to you all. Graham
by morlandg
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: DAT Tape Player
Replies: 6
Views: 622

DAT Tape Player

I have several DAT tapes with video recorded on them. These were produced many years ago on a long gone Sony (?) video recorder. I would like to transfer the videos onto some other medium which is more accessible. I cannot afford to buy a Dat player costing many hundreds of euros. Any ideas? Graham
by morlandg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.
Replies: 11
Views: 1642

Re: Private Clinic for Cataract Op.

My dad had his done in malaga city - behind corte ingles theres a clinica baveria - it was €1500 per eye, but there are no garentees. My dads eyesight was restored 100% but only lasted maybe 1 year and now he has trouble reading the writing on youtube on the 32" tv from 2 metres away. The idea...
by morlandg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Renting out property - a new slant
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Renting out property - a new slant

I was told yesterday that if I bought an apartment here in andalucia and then after obtaining the appropriate licence I rented out said apartment I would, if I paid into the social services system, be eligible for free healthcare. I would have to present and pay my income tax returns at the appropri...
by morlandg
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Property valuation
Replies: 24
Views: 2187

Re: Property valuation

Beachcomber. I have used this calculator in the past. Excellent. Off the top of your head - is there an equivalent one for Mallorca? Graham
by morlandg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: spanish driving test
Replies: 0
Views: 16907

spanish driving test

I don't know whether this question should be on this topic or 'Living in Andalucia' but here goes.... My son has asked me if when he goes to sit his written theory test does the documentation that he takes all have to have his current /all the same address? Because he has moved around in andalucia q...
by morlandg
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: changing details in dog microchip
Replies: 8
Views: 3462

Re: changing details in dog microchip

That seems very logical and reasonable. Thanks gerry
by morlandg
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: changing details in dog microchip
Replies: 8
Views: 3462

changing details in dog microchip

My son has a dog he obtained from the dog shelter. How does he alter the details on the microchip?
by morlandg
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Electricity Bills
Replies: 14
Views: 4987

Re: Electricity Bills

Try Energy Nordic. They are the cheapest we have found. At the risk of upsetting Sid - can you mention my name if and when you sign up with them? Graham
by morlandg
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Food, Drink, Recipes & Gastronomy
Topic: Best supermarket wine
Replies: 13
Views: 10679

Re: Best supermarket wine

Since we moved over here to spain some 18 years ago we have enjoyed many many bottles of the Monte Plogar Cariñena red wine from Lidl. It originally cost 1.69 euros and is now 1.79 here on mallorca. We originally thought it was called Crianza due to the labelling and our ignorance. The label is now ...
by morlandg
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Bank account commission in Spain to be capped at €3 a month
Replies: 15
Views: 7441

Bank account commission in Spain to be capped at €3 a month

The following article was posted on facebook on 10 th march 2019: Bank account commission in Spain to be capped at €3 a month BANKS will be forced to cap current account commission or ‘admin charges’ to just €3 a month by March 25 in a welcome move introduced this week by Spain’s national government...
by morlandg
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Firefox

Thanks Enrique - I managed to remove and install a clean version. Wife now speaking to me.
by morlandg
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Firefox
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Firefox

I routinely use chrome browser but recently my wife wanted to use firefox. However I cannot even open it without the prompt saying I have to reboot to complete a previous version installation. This just loops round and around. Revounininstaller does not see firefox. What can I do now?
by morlandg
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Autonomo and pensions
Replies: 19
Views: 5033

Re: Autonomo and pensions

I worked as autonomo and paid into the social security for 12 months in 2003/4 I applied for and gained my UK state pension in 2012 when I was 65. I was throughout this process and still am resident in spain. Subsequently ( I think the following year) I read on the internet that anyone working in mo...
by morlandg
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Autonomo and pensions
Replies: 19
Views: 5033

Re: Autonomo and pensions

I qualified with 12 months.
by morlandg
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cajamar Interest Payment
Replies: 16
Views: 4402

Re: Cajamar Interest Payment

"...If you make at least 50 transactions a year using your debit cards (each card), not counting cash withdrawls, the cards should be free"
That's interesting. I'll check my usage history. Might save me 30 euros. Cheers peteroldracer. Graham
by morlandg
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cajamar Interest Payment
Replies: 16
Views: 4402

Re: Cajamar Interest Payment

AkoAko - the 365 account is supposed to be free banking and yes you have to purchase the shares to qualify. Years ago simply transferring my pension into my cajamar account meant I qualified for free banking but they changed the rules to the above. Free banking does not mean that everything is free....
by morlandg
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cajamar Interest Payment
Replies: 16
Views: 4402

Re: Cajamar Interest Payment

AkoAko - sorry I didn't make myself clear. In order to open a 365 account we had to purchase some of their units (I forget how many but I seem to remember it totalled more than 1000 euros worth). So I should receive interest on these units.

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