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by Lavanda
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Lavanda
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I don’t like the name MasterCard.

Agree. What's wrong with MistressCard? Or something neutral like SpendingCard?
by Lavanda
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I get updates from gov.uk in my inbox as and when they have something to say. This is from this morning: Update on GOV.UK. Living in Europe Page summary Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA, Switzerland and Ireland, including guidance on residency, healthcare and the Withdrawal Ag...
by Lavanda
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I only knew about the BarclayCard credit card as they sent me an e-mail, followed up with an actual letter. Then reports of current accounts being closed appeared in the press. Two separate things but linked to the same idea: some banks will not be offering services to U.K. nationals resident in EU ...
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

BarclayCard have written to me and e-mailed me about my credit card so it is not just the press saying that they have. They have. Agree about Nationwide who have no plans to do anything yet. Maybe Katy will be right and it is all a lot of bother about nothing but it is more the uncertainty of it all...
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Yes. That’s true, Mark. It’s not all decided. Only the BarclayCard bit.
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Interesting. Halifax was a building society but is now owned by Lloyds who are one of the banks telling customers they have to close their accounts. I suspect we will not get anything certain or concrete for ages yet ...
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I looked at the link you posted Free at Last but leaving your pension pot in the U.K. presupposes that you can do that. I wonder how often some of these sites are updated?
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Nationwide, at the moment, are not planning on closing any accounts of any British person living in the EU but ‘are watching developments’ in the Government talks.
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I shop for my parents on-line with Sainsbury’s. I am normally in the U.K. five times a year to stay with my parents and do my part in helping them live their independent life. I agree with what Wicksey wrote and just because we live in Spain does not mean we do not have financial links with the U.K....
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

That's a complication I did not know about. My OH is full of doom and gloom at the moment and says that if the fiasco in the UK with a second lockdown continues the country will be bankrupt and none of us will be getting any pensions anyway. That's a worry too far.
by Lavanda
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I did explain that at the start. My first post. Obviously, I can have my pensions paid into my Spanish account. Then, presumably, as I no longer have any pounds Sterling my taxes to the UK will be paid from my Spanish Euro account. I get to pay commission and fees twice in both directions plus I am ...
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Sounds hopeful, Elusive, thanks.
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

That looks interesting, Trooperman, thanks. However, they may not be able to offer that if the negotiations do not allow it. There’s also the old red herring of not being allowed to open a NEW account if you do not have a U.K. residential address. I’ve put it in ‘Favourites’ to keep an eye on it. Wh...
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I cannot imagine the banks are happy to see accounts close and money go elsewhere.
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

Instead of the U.K. government phaffing around with practically everything why don’t they start negotiate a few things, such as banking, for example? They don’t seem to have done anything on any level to prepare for 1st January 2021 and what they have agreed they are now unagreeing. Wrong thread, I ...
by Lavanda
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

"Flights? How long do you think airlines can continue with vastly reduced business. Especially with folk demanding their money back for cancelled flights. Perhaps we should all donate money to keep them afloat?" Neither of my easyjet flights between Madrid and Bristol were cancelled but the daily se...
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: First actual problem re:Brexit
Replies: 127
Views: 5997

Re: First actual problem re:Brexit

I feel it's all a bit of a mess made worse by the confusion generated by the 'experts'. For us, here, in Spain, it seems like there are the limitations and problems of Covid-19 PLUS the Brexit things coming to a head while the world is patas arriba with the usual climate change, war, famine, injusti...
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2022
Views: 73846

Re: Coronavirus

I do not think things in Cáceres, Mérida or Trujillo are any worse than anywhere else, Elusive, but I don't really know. Nothing seems to be making headlines here ...
by Lavanda
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 2022
Views: 73846

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 ...