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Message started by munkonminor on Jul 26th, 2019 at 2:24pm

Title: Do I need to keep a Spanish bank account ?
Post by munkonminor on Jul 26th, 2019 at 2:24pm
Since buying our property 20 years ago I have maintained a Spanish bank account - currently La Caxia. I am getting hammered with charges and wonder if it is obligatory to keep open as a non-resident ?

I can open a Euro account with Starling Bank and have no charges, they allow SDD's on the account so, on the face of it, seems like a good idea ??

Title: Re: Do I need to keep a Spanish bank account ?
Post by rayo on Feb 18th, 2020 at 1:42am
Hi. CaixaBank have just notified me of their hike in charges from 1 April 2020 so I will be looking for an alternative Spanish Bank...or maybe one of the challenger banks like Starling that seem to be able to cope with direct debits to pay for my Electricity, Water and other recurring bills.

Any experience or recommendations in this respect would be gratefully received.

Title: Re: Do I need to keep a Spanish bank account ?
Post by munkonminor on Feb 19th, 2020 at 1:15pm
Yes, I had the same letter about increased charges. I have been looking since I first posted this and have just opened a Euro account with Starling. Hoping to move BASE and phone direct debits to Starling when I an next over.

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