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Bright lights dim on big cities: Spain tops list as home-workers seek quality of life
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 17:05:12

A GROWING trend towards working from home triggered almost by default in early 2020 means the pull of big, global cities is slackening off – but those which the world's employees remain attracted to are largely in Spain.
Polaroo, the home-grown App for managing subscriptions and direct debits
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:05:12

AN APPLICATION designed in Spain keeps track of your subscriptions and monthly payments so you can check them all in one hit and avoid paying for schemes you did not realise you had signed up to.
Valencia-based start-up's part in running the world's biggest swimming pool
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 00:38:24

THE WORLD'S largest swimming pool has been built using Spanish technology – and completing just one length means being almost competition-fit.
Consumer organisation OCU rates best supermarket disposable masks
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 22:47:57

ONE of Spain's leading consumer organisations has rated the best disposable masks currently on sale in supermarkets and revealed some of the international kitemarks to look out for.
Eight in 10 Spaniards temporarily laid off now back at work – second-highest figure in Europe
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:55:10

A GLOBAL economic slowdown caused by the pandemic may in fact sound more frightening than it is – in Europe, at least: Eight in 10 Spanish workers temporarily laid off, or 'furloughed', are now back on the job, according to latest figures.
Chips off the old block: Rafa Nadal's teen cousins win their first professional matches
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:30:48

SPORTING prowess may run in the DNA if Rafael Nadal's young cousins are any indication: Joan and Toni Junior have just won their first International Tennis Federation (ITF) qualifiers as professionals.
Mass upgrades to Almería province country lanes
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 23:54:16

A HUGE investment in back roads and country lanes will benefit five towns in the province of Almería in the coming year, with much-needed resurfacing, maintenance, weeding and layout changes to make driving safer.
Spanish researcher develops 'potentially lifelong' Covid vaccine that also protects against Yellow Fever
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:50:26


'Historic' snow-covered mainland picture taken from space
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 22:08:59

PHOTOS from outer space have shown a rare image of Spain with nearly half the mainland coated in white – but it has turned out to be a useful tool for anyone travelling in the next few days as they know where to avoid.
Spain to get €184bn from EU to support industries affected by Brexit
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 20:58:44

SPAIN is one of seven countries set to receive a multi-million cash injection from the European Union to help support its industries that could be affected the most by Brexit.
Spanish publisher unearths 'forgotten books' for re-launch...and asks readers for ideas
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 23:31:50

A SPANISH start-up firm has launched as a book shop selling works which have been 'forgotten', censored or largely out of print in a bid to bring unknown authors back into the spotlight.
Fuengirola keeps pensioners connected: “You're not alone”
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 21:59:00

A 'DIGITAL assistance' service for pensioners living alone has proven to be a lifeline for Fuengirola residents – and 70% of those signed up use it 'regularly', says mayoress Ana Mula.
New Amazon delivery hub in El Puerto de Santa María is ‘great news for local economy’
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 00:05:12

YET another Amazon logistics centre is due to open in Spain – great news for local businesses and sole sellers who rely on the multi-national online retailer to reach a much wider customer base.
Snow and ice will not hold up vaccine delivery or administration, assures government
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 21:15:44

SUB-ZERO temperatures and never-seen-before snowfall in Madrid will not hold up Covid vaccine delivery or administration, Spain's government assures – in fact, this week, the country has already received another 350,000 doses from Pfizer.
Marbella's transport overhaul: Free buses, extra taxis, mass investment...and 6.5 tonnes of paint
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 14:15:06

FREE round-town buses in Marbella have proven an enormous success in cutting private car use – in fact, 85% of passengers on local public transport had taken advantage of the scheme, according to councillor in charge Enrique Rodríguez.
Spanish banks applying Brexit charges on international transfers to and from the UK?
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:32:35 +0000

News has reached me of some banks applying post-Brexit charges to international money transfers to and from the UK. Has anyone had this problem? International transfers are hard to avoid if you live as an expat in Spain, or own a second home here. So charges on international transfers are an extra cost you don’t […] The post Spanish banks applying Brexit charges on international transfers to and from the UK? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Foreign demand: Who are the ‘rest’?
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 10:29:20 +0000

When reporting on foreign demand I focus on a handful of key markets, and pay little attention to other countries I lump together as the ‘rest’, which together make up almost half the market of buyers from abroad. I have my reasons for doing this, but a reader recently asked about the ‘rest’, so I […] The post Foreign demand: Who are the ‘rest’? appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR exchange rate accelerates to seven-month high as BoE downplays negative rates
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:57:46 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate has rocketed higher over the past week, courtesy of some hawkish comments from the Bank of England (BoE). Pound surges as BoE dismisses negative rates The Pound initially got off to a slow start this week, as some worrying UK coronavirus statistics stoked concerns that the government could tighten coronavirus restrictions even further. But Sterling […] The post GBP/EUR exchange rate accelerates to seven-month high as BoE downplays negative rates appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
All about the Spanish Modelo 720 – Tax form 720
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:12:51 +0000

Marbella-based Larraín Nesbitt Abogados (LNA) has over 18 years’ taxation & conveyancing experience at your service. We offer a wide range of 50 legal and corporate services. Our team of native English-speaking lawyers and economists have a long track record successfully assisting expats all over Spain. You can review here our client’s testimonials. Article copyrighted […] The post All about the Spanish Modelo 720 – Tax form 720 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
GBP/EUR exchange rate plunges from highs as England goes back into lockdown
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 18:03:03 +0000

The GBP/EUR exchange rate has faced some considerable pressure this week, following the announcement of new lockdown measures in England. Pound tumbles amid lockdown blues The Pound took a tumble in the first week of trade in 2021, as surging coronavirus cases throughout the country forced Boris Johnson to impose a strict new lockdown in […] The post GBP/EUR exchange rate plunges from highs as England goes back into lockdown appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Foreign demand recovers some lost ground in the third quarter of 2020
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 17:56:44 +0000

Foreign demand recovered somewhat over the summer, but travel restrictions, and other consequences of the coronavirus pandemic continued to keep almost a quarter of the market in abeyance. There were 11,640 home sales involving foreign buyers inscribed in the land registry in the months of July, August, and September, according to the latest report from […] The post Foreign demand recovers some lost ground in the third quarter of 2020 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Spanish house price data published in Q4 2020
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 19:38:07 +0000

The SPI House Price Index Tracker plots the six most-watched Spanish house price indices on one chart (above). The six indices are updated and reported at different times, as often as not sending contradictory messages to the public about the direction of the market. Some of them are published monthly, some quarterly, and some lag […] The post Spanish house price data published in Q4 2020 appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
The return of Belle
Fri, 01 Jan 2021 08:33:12 +0000

An occasional column by author, musician, and organic farmer Chris Stewart about life on his sheep farm in the Alpujarra region of Andalusia, on the southern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. I’m not much of a stockman. In spite of working with them for some forty years, sheep all look more or less […] The post The return of Belle appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
HOME SALES IN OCTOBER 2020: Post-lockdown bounce wears off
Thu, 31 Dec 2020 17:32:04 +0000

The latest home sales figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), and the Association of Spanish Notaries, show the market turning down again in October, after a short-lived bounce. Spanish home sales completed in October 2020, according to the Association of Spanish Notaries There were 48,385 home sale completions witnessed by Spanish notaries in […] The post HOME SALES IN OCTOBER 2020: Post-lockdown bounce wears off appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .
Even non-residents can now open an account with HolaBank remotely, thanks to its unique ‘digital onboarding’ facility
Mon, 28 Dec 2020 14:59:51 +0000

HolaBank is part of the only banking group in Europe that allows non-residents to open up a Spanish bank account from abroad. All you need to open a bank account in Spain with HolaBank is a device with a camera. It’s that simple. This facility is even available to non-residents, which is not possible with […] The post Even non-residents can now open an account with HolaBank remotely, thanks to its unique ‘digital onboarding’ facility appeared first on Spanish Property Insight .

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