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02 Apr 2012 00:00 by harryfish Star rating. 34 posts Send private message

Just arrived in torremolinos and looking for a reasonable bank and branch with some English speaking staff, preferably not in financial difficulties.

thanks Harry





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02 Apr 2012 06:16 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

Harry, there have been many threads about banks all with helpful advice, thequestion comes up very frequently.  May I suggest you search the index and then ask any specific question you may have have.





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02 Apr 2012 09:08 by harryfish Star rating. 34 posts Send private message

Thank you Johnzx I did search the threads but found no reccomendations for a branch in Torremolinos.

 





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02 Apr 2012 09:53 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

It’s not so much which bank but what question to ask of a bank.  So that you establish all the charge and fees which you will incur. That is not a straight forward matter and bears little in common with English/ British banking procedures.





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02 Apr 2012 13:24 by Sanchez1 Star rating. 853 posts Send private message

...preferably not in financial difficulties.

Haha.  That limits you to BBVA, Santander and Barclays then.



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02 Apr 2012 13:45 by stillgoin Star rating. 161 posts Send private message

 having a uk account tried to open one with santander they demanded refererences from the uk branch perhaps they dont have phones or email

then barclays went there needed to make small deposit to open account went to their cash machine which wouldnt accenpt a barclays card so gave up so dont hold your breath





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02 Apr 2012 14:17 by in_the_sun Star rating in Riveria Del Sol. 34 posts Send private message

Ive had three account's with santander and i've never been asked for references from the uk , all i showed was my passport , nie and residencia and contract for my appartment then opened it with 20 euros , think it could be a case of someone making your life difficult in the branch , Are you asking just for a normal current account or for credit cards as well ?





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02 Apr 2012 14:32 by stillgoin Star rating. 161 posts Send private message

 just a normal account

mind you in the uk we find them pretty useless so no loss





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02 Apr 2012 14:52 by formentera costa Star rating. 369 posts Send private message

hi harryfish

we are with lloyds bank international, formerly banco halifax,

all staff have to speak english we have found them to be very good

we have debit cards no charge also pay standing orders every month no charge

depends what account you have

do not know if there is a branch in your area as we are in murcia province

this is their website www.lloydsbankinternational.es

have a look and see what you think

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02 Apr 2012 16:02 by guslopez Star rating in Lorca, Murcia.. 745 posts Send private message

Sanchez1

02 Apr 2012 13:24

...preferably not in financial difficulties.

Haha.  That limits you to BBVA, Santander and Barclays then.

 

Or the biggest domestic bank in Spain now, Caixabank !



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