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Should you cash-in a ‘gold-plated’ pension?

by Paul Montague, Partner, Blevins Franks WOULD you prefer £300,000 now, or £10,000 a year, for life? This is a similar dilemma faced by many Britons with “final-salary” pensions, where employers guarantee a minimum, inflation-linked income throughout retirement. Today, many pension providers are offering high pay-outs, “transfer values”, to give up those “gold-plated” rights. While […]

Let your broker advise you!

NOWADAYS, comparison web sites are a very popular choice for anyone searching for insurance. But is that really the best way forward? Sure, if you are buying only on price, maybe that’s good for you, but if you want to find something that is not only a good price, but also a good product that […]

GBP recovers well

THE pound lost much of its strength at the beginning of November, but GBP was able to rebound from its lowest levels as the month progressed. Over the past two weeks, GBP/EUR has trended between a high of 1.1368 euros, and a nine-week low of 1.1099. GBP/USD, meanwhile, has seen an even choppier fortnight. Although […]

GBP/EUR fluctuates

STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking for over the next couple of weeks. The past fortnight has seen the GBP/EUR exchange rate fluctuating sharply, bouncing between lows of 1.1084 euros, and highs of 1.1280. The EUR/GBP hit […]

GBP/EUR recovers

STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks. Although Sterling was one of the currency winners of September, GBP/EUR sustained a run of losses at the start of October. The pairing […]

Floor clause claims

SINCE the creation of Courts, which specialise in floor clauses, they have received more than 57,000 lawsuits regarding this matter. This data is provided by the General Council of Judicial Power (CGPJ), and, to date, 52 such Courts have been created, with La Laguna Court the competent one in Tenerife. But let me recap on […]

Pound bounces back

STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks. During the past fortnight, the GBP/EUR exchange rate has climbed sharply higher, rising from a low of around 1.0968 euros, to a high […]

Liberty Seguros rewards customer loyalty

UNTIL 20th December 2017, Liberty Seguros will welcome new customers and reward existing policy holders with cashback offers on both car and home insurance policies. With so many insurance providers out there today, choosing one which is right for your needs is not an easy feat. Expatriates living in Spain will undoubtedly be drawn towards […]

Pound boosted by upbeat, UK-growth forecast 

STAYING on top of the latest currency news can help you time your transfers more effectively, so find out what you should be looking out for over the next couple of weeks. Latest currency news Over the last two weeks, the GBP/EUR exchange rate has recovered from an eight-year low of 1.0745 euros, to return […]

EU driving licences the validity in Spain

By Mariano E. Zunino Siri TO determine whether a driving licence, issued by one of the EU countries (and Lichtenstein, Norway and Iceland), is valid in Spain, we must consider the Drivers’ General Regulation (Reglamento General de Conductores). It says: Driving licences issued in any EU country are valid in Spain, under the conditions they […]

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