January 18, 2006 at 11:22 pm #51495
how do know if you hold a real guarantee or a bogus guarantee are there any cheeks to be made as I have heard of a development that were giving out bogus guarantees , it seems lawyers do no checks to see if they are real or not , you will only find out if you hold a real one when you come to use it ……
January 19, 2006 at 12:26 am #60587
You can try telephoning the bank direct, ask to speak to the Bank Guarantee dept., quote the necessary number of the guarantee, and they should tell you whether they have it.
We were not sure about ours either, but luckily we were in Marbella at the time. We went into a bank (not connected), showed them a copy of our BG and passport. On that, they telephoned the bank concerned in Granada and they gave the information.
We have since telephoned the bank ourselves from England, to ask other questions about the BG – and they freely gave the info. – in fact were very helpful. If you don’t speak Spanish, ask to speak to someone who speaks English – most banks have someone.
It’s worth a try…..
January 19, 2006 at 11:17 am #60591
http://www.dgsfp.mineco.es/docs/internet/EntidadesNoautorizadas.pdf is a link giving various businesses offering bank guarantees, but who are not authorised in Spain to guarantee anything.
January 19, 2006 at 1:13 pm #60593
Great work Bert.
So that people don’t have to download and open a pdf file in Spanish I’m copying below the company names listed in the document.
But be warned. The government document does point out that this list is not exhaustive.
Unauthorised to give guarantees:
Merrion Reinsurance Company Ltd.
Lauren’s Insurance Ltd.
Europa Cauzioni SpA
Compagnie des Garanties de Luxembourg SA, / Compagnie des Garanties, SA – Compagnia di Cauzioni, SA-Cauzioni, SA
General Fidi Consorcio Garantia Fidi
Mutuelle Internazionale D’Assurances La Parisienne
Mutuelle de Strasbourg
López Seguros International Insurance Company
American British Insurance Ltd.
Gabinete Preventivo de Medicina Deportiva
Agrupación de Capitales SA
Unión General de Valores SA
Shamrock Properties Overseas Ltd.
And from the same document, Unauthorised Insurance brokers:
Special Coberage SL
Alfer Risc SL
Onlyl Insurance SL
Gestión de Servicios Actuariales SL
Sugavia, Correduría de Seguros SL
Caronte Group Network Services SA
Sunny Lucky Seguros
January 21, 2006 at 8:16 pm #60609
good information thak you 😉
January 21, 2006 at 8:17 pm #60610
thank you 😳
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