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  • #54041
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    I already have a bank account with Banco de Valencia in Garrucha, but they have very expensive charges. Need to change to bank with low maintenance charges or no charges. Can anyone recommend such a bank in Mojacar and or Garrucha in Almeria ,but preferebly in Mojacar, which is where I have just purchased an apartment
    Wrixon

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    We bank with Barclays (although our branch is in Cartagena for other reasons) and they have a branch on the sea front at Mojacar. We have non resident accounts which I believe cost about €20 per quarter (my Wife is staff so we get a discount). I have found they do not charge for cheques, but will do for bank transfers which is somewhat annoying. I’d drop in and have a chat next time you are passing.

    Mark

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    I use Solbank who have a branch on the roundabout in Mojacar playa, I can only speak from personal experience but I have never had any problems with them, they do all the things a uk bank would do ie: online banking etc… have a good network of cash machines and also speak english if you don’t speak spanish. I think it would be highly unlikely to find a spanish bank that doesn’t charge, solbank prestige account charges about 20 euros a quarter I think, but you do get a few services chucked in for that.. Hope this helps

    Ronnie

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    I use Solbank who have a branch on the roundabout in Mojacar playa, I can only speak from personal experience but I have never had any problems with them, they do all the things a uk bank would do ie: online banking etc… have a good network of cash machines and also speak english if you don’t speak spanish. I think it would be highly unlikely to find a spanish bank that doesn’t charge, solbank prestige account charges about 20 euros a quarter I think, but you do get a few services chucked in for that.. Hope this helps

    Ronnie

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    I have been in Spain for 15 years and find that Solbank and Barclays are the best banks to use as an expat. They do really work more like British banks than most (Solbank used to be Nat West Spain).

    I use both (and have tried others) but for most ex-pats they really are 1st and 2nd choice (in either order) and more in line with the British way of Banking understood by those expats arriving in Spain

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    I have been in Spain for 15 years and find that Solbank and Barclays are the best banks to use as an expat. They do really work more like British banks than most (Solbank used to be Nat West Spain).

    I use both (and have tried others) but for most ex-pats they really are 1st and 2nd choice (in either order) and more in line with the British way of Banking understood by those expats arriving in Spain

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    I have had very negative experiences with Barclay’s in Spain.
    I made the mistake of assuming that they were the UK High Street bank -however they make the Barclay’s we know look good in comparison.

    FX rates were absurd, I was paying someone else’s phone bill and there was a problem of phantom withdrawals. I can’t remember all the problems.

    Here’s an article from today’s paper with references to Barclay’s in Marbella.

    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article4187744.ece

    Now I wonder why they call Spain the money laundering capital of Europe?

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    I have had very negative experiences with Barclay’s in Spain.
    I made the mistake of assuming that they were the UK High Street bank -however they make the Barclay’s we know look good in comparison.

    FX rates were absurd, I was paying someone else’s phone bill and there was a problem of phantom withdrawals. I can’t remember all the problems.

    Here’s an article from today’s paper with references to Barclay’s in Marbella.

    http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/banking_and_finance/article4187744.ece

    Now I wonder why they call Spain the money laundering capital of Europe?

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