Who ya gonna call?
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Who ya gonna call?

Well in this context it would be Ghostbusters. Seen the latest movie yet? But in all likelihood you are not looking to combat Ectoplasmic Residue as left by ghosts and other ghouls from the spirit realm. Well perhaps not today at least anyway.   No, who you really wanna call, especially when it comes to securing all of your vital expat services in Spain that...

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19 Sep 2016
Golden Leaves extends special offer on Funeral Plans by one month
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Golden Leaves extends special offer on Funeral Plans by one month

Due to overwhelming demand, Golden Leaves International Limited has announced that the company is extending its special discount offer on its funeral plans for the month of September 2016 only.   The special offer incorporates a myriad of benefits for customers who decide to take it up, one of which includes an incredible €100 discount on each plan purchased. Something that will make the individual’s...

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08 Sep 2016
Prince’s magnificent Marbella mansion on the market
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Prince’s magnificent Marbella mansion on the market

Fans of the late Prince can get their hands on his luxury Marbella mansion – if they have a cool €5,250,000 to spare. The Purple Rain star bought the stunning Adorna Tierra villa in 1998 as a wedding gift for his bride-to-be Mayte Garcia. He had fallen for the charms of the Costa del Sol after giving a concert there in 1990 and was said...

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05 Sep 2016
Denia wins bid to be a city of gastronomy
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Denia wins bid to be a city of gastronomy

Denia is rubbing shoulders with global culinary greats such as Parma and Phuket as a UNESCO creative city of gastronomy. For many years the Costa Blanca resort has been promoting its cuisine, in particular the delicious red Denia prawn, which also stars in an annual competition. The resort is also proud to have the prestigious Quique Dacosta restaurant with three Michelin stars in the Las...

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05 Sep 2016
More people in Spain enjoying a long retirement
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More people in Spain enjoying a long retirement

Spain’s climate and the healthy Mediterranean diet are just two of the reasons why more people are living to a ripe, old age. Spain is certainly a country for older people with statistics showing 15,941 people living to celebrate their 100th birthday in Spain, including 508 people who are 100 or more in the Alicante region. These figures produced by the Spanish National Statistics Institute...

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05 Sep 2016
Honouring loved one’s last requests
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Honouring loved one’s last requests

Although there are traditions and customs of how a funeral should be conducted, nowadays funerals are becoming more individualistic. Maybe because more people do not see religion as part of their everyday lives, they do not want a formal church service. So they make their last requests to suit their personality. According to the National Association of Funeral Directors, people are making more unusual funeral...

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05 Sep 2016
Are you entitled to call the doctor if you fall ill?
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Are you entitled to call the doctor if you fall ill?

Do you know what would happen to you if you fell ill or had an accident in Spain? Are you paying for your health care? Do you know if you are entitled to health care as an expat in Spain? Do you have health cover if you return to the UK to visit family or if you go on holiday? If you don’t, you’re not...

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05 Sep 2016
Is the road ahead going to be really as bumpy and uncertain?
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Is the road ahead going to be really as bumpy and uncertain?

Since England and Wales elected to leave the European Union, the backlash has been relatively strong and ongoing. Stock markets took a beating, the Pound slid against most major currencies, falling to a fresh 31-year low of 1.2798 against the US dollar, and a 2½-year low of 1.1592 against the Euro, and, thousands upon thousands of British Expats were left looking from the outside in...

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14 Aug 2016
Has Brexit affected your holiday plans?
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Has Brexit affected your holiday plans?

Cheap flights between Spain and the UK could be a thing of the past. EasyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall told the BBC’s Today programme that airlines benefit from Europe-wide agreements. She added that there is freedom of movement in flying which allows low fares by being part of Europe. This freedom of movement means it is easier for companies to offer more flights from many...

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29 Jul 2016
Finding ways to protect your pound
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Finding ways to protect your pound

The yo-yo pound fluctuating against the euro is having a knock-on effect on expats’ spending power in Spain. Unfortunately, the news of Brexit has created a few hiccups in the currency market with the pound v euro moving quite a bit. Some money experts predicted the pound would plummet in the UK after the June 23 vote. So what are the best ways to make...

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29 Jul 2016
Should Brits become Spanish after Brexit?
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Should Brits become Spanish after Brexit?

Following Brexit, is there anything I can do to make sure I can remain in Spain? This is one of the many questions on everyone’s lips, after the vote to leave the European Union. So what can expats in Spain do to protect themselves? The answer could be to become a Spanish national. Terms and conditions apply but you could be eligible if you have...

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29 Jul 2016
BREXIT IMPACT ON THE POUND AND THE EURO
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BREXIT IMPACT ON THE POUND AND THE EURO

Uncertainty is one of the most unsettling things for any market. As soon as the EU referendum result was announced, the British Pound lost value against other currencies. The short term risk for sterling looks questionable as a result of Britain leaving the EU. For example, when there was a poll prior to Brexit saying that the Remain camp was 15 points ahead, the Pound...

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29 Jul 2016
BREXIT AND PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
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BREXIT AND PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE

Did you know curiously enough of the several million eligible expats, only just 200,000 were registered to vote representing a mere one per cent of the total possible voters. A Brexit vote to leave has caused a large impact on the financial markets, and has already had a clear impact on the exchange rate, with the Pound falling by nine per cent since its peak...

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29 Jul 2016
We’re stronger together
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We’re stronger together

The UK ‘will be stronger, safer and achieve greater prosperity’ depending on the negotiations with the European Union, according to Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain – prior to Brexit. He spoke at a meeting of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain (BCCS) and Catalonia College of Economists at a conference in Barcelona. Prior to the Brexit vote, Mr Manley felt that the nation...

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28 Jul 2016
British business people in Spain did say ‘No’
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British business people in Spain did say ‘No’

Business people backed the leave vote in the recent EU referendum held in the UK on June 23. At an event organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain (BCCS) pre Brexit looked at the impact of a possible Brexit, a survey of members showed the majority were against the move. They feared it could lead to a decrease in direct foreign investors from...

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28 Jul 2016
What now after Brexit?
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What now after Brexit?

Britain decided to end its long-term relationship with continental Europe on June 23. There were arguments for staying and equally as many for leaving. The Prime Minister Theresa May has already commenced negotiations by visiting several country leaders to discuss EU reform for the next two years. So what’s next for Britain? 10 reasons to have close ties with the EU: One in 10 jobs...

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28 Jul 2016
BREXIT – What does it mean for the two million Brits who live in the EU?
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BREXIT – What does it mean for the two million Brits who live in the EU?

Can I carry on living in Spain? Will I still be able to run my business in Spain? Will I still be entitled to free healthcare? What will happen to my pension – will it be frozen? For the two million or more Brits living and working in other European countries, the EU referendum on June 23 result has created a worrying time. There are...

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28 Jul 2016
It now makes more financial sense to acquire a Golden Leaves Funeral Plan
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It now makes more financial sense to acquire a Golden Leaves Funeral Plan

Golden Leaves International Limited has announced that the company is running a special discount offer on its funeral plans for the months of July and August 2016 only. Over those months, Golden Leaves’ customers can take advantage of either a £100 or €100 discount on each plan purchased. Making them more affordable than they have ever been in the past. But the benefits don’t stop...

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08 Jul 2016