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Thursday, 28 December 2017
'Financial Pages in Spain' achieves 500,000 Pageviews
Pages in Spain’ provides information for English - speaking expats and owners of Spanish Property
Normally, I write an ANNUAL Readers' Favourites at this time of the year. I'm varying that this because on December 27th 2017 'Financial Pages in Spain' achieved 500,000 Pageviews. It seems more appropriate, therefore, to publish the ALL-TIME READER'S FAVOURITES
La Torre Fx – Foreign Exchange –
Better than the bank The post was the most popular in the lifetime of 'Financial Pages in Spain' and regularly features as the trending article each month.
With current Sterling exchange rates being historically poor , this is a GREAT
PLACE to make a comparison and to By-Pass YOUR bank.
excellent service, with rates to beat the banks and high quality customer
service, by linking to the very best Foreign Exchange Platform – FTT Global.
The service offers great rates onall major
Being a MONEY TRANSFER service it is straightforward to compare with the banks.
Always a popular post even more so since the changes made by the UK
Chancellor of the Exchequer in the last TWO Budgets. On reflection, the notice of
extra charges, also known as a TAX, might be bad news, yet most expats living
in Spain will not be affected. Notice I said ‘most’. Whilst it has become
increasingly NECESSARY to seek Qualified and Regulated Advice, the changes in
the 2017 budget make this VITAL.
addition, the changes are different in EEA (European Economic Area) countries
which includes all of the EU. In my opinion, if
Britain leaves the EU and the Single Market the EXTRA TAX is likely to apply WORLDWIDE. REGULATED ADVICE IS VITAL
There are £ Billions awaiting rightful owners in theUK
The most common reason for
mislaying assets ischange of address.That of course will apply
to the vast majority ofexpats. It only takes about
5 or 10 minutes to check and even the most careful can find misplaced funds!
There are many different
types of funds youmight find,including shares,
pensions, National Savings inc Premium Bonds, bank accounts, Building Society
savings and much more. Please check the links in my post
It’s worth checking if you are paying TOO MUCH for charges attached to financial
& pension products.
However, if you have a
personal financial adviser, who constantly gives ongoing good service, they
will explain and deserve payment. But please make sure there are no charges
deducted where no service is given and especially if they were NOT DISCLOSED
It is your right, using EU 261 and confirmed by UK Courts to seek financial recourse. The post here largely covers my five year war of words with Ryanair to get compensated. But claimants now will get their rightsmuch more quickly. My article gives useful links to help with the process. If you’ve had a flight delay YOU might be DUE welcome compensation by RIGHT!