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by bobscott
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: Santander Debit Card

[quote="Kilkis"

If it is at all possible I would recommend maintaining at least one UK bank account registered to a UK address, e.g. family or friend.

Warwick[/quote]

How do you get round the UK address problem without utility bills in your name etc? Bob.
by bobscott
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: Santander Debit Card

Yin&Yang wrote:I bank with Santander and they have my Greek mobile number on their records and send one time codes to it. There doesn't appear to be any consistency does there?


Same here. Initially I was told it couldn't be done and then magically it was! Bob.
by bobscott
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Santander Debit Card

Remember all the fuss 4 years ago when Santander discontinued renewing Debit cards to expats in Greece? They eventually climbed down and we got new cards. Pleased to say that the replacement for that one has just arrived without any prompting. What happens after BREXIT is still anyone's guess of cou...
by bobscott
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: resident permit - cream or blue
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: resident permit - cream or blue

Re your last comments Warwick; as a retired civil servant it pains me to say that the current Home Office organization is patently unfit for purpose and should have a swift and effective overhaul. Sadly, like many other things (e.g. votes for life) it is not likely to happen until some kind of sense...
by bobscott
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Heraklion Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 786

Re: Heraklion Airport

easyJet appear to be getting around the no-fly problem by having formed a separate wing (pardon the pun) called easyJet Europe. As to duty free prices, have just returned from Portugal. A bottle of tawny port in the 'winery' is selling at €10 while at the duty free shop in porto the identical bottle...
by bobscott
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?
Replies: 43
Views: 2740

Re: Any advice on starting a business in Crete?

DobbyTheHouseElf wrote:especially as its a project benefitting the enviroment.


Benefiting the environment - in what way? Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 34
Views: 3087

Re: Greek Driving Licence

Will check on the details Warwick. As to driving test, I am 79 and changed my licence when I was in my 60's. No sniff of a driving test. Something else new! Hoping to renew licence (due next year) before my 80th in order to avoid a visit to the trick cyclist. Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: The house is finally legal
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Re: The house is finally legal

Congratulations! Now you can sell it!!! Legally, that is; plus another 'few' euros for energy certificate etc. Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cicadas-love em or hate em?
Replies: 11
Views: 920

Re: Cicadas-love em or hate em?

At my favourite watering hole they live and chirp away happily amongst the canopy of vine leaves above the tables. Not fussy, as you say Warwick. Just a b****y nuisance! Bob.
by bobscott
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Greek Driving Licence
Replies: 34
Views: 3087

Re: Greek Driving Licence

A Brit friend recently renewed her Greek driving licence and was allowed to keep the old one until the new one arrived. Previously one had to surrender the old licence and carry around a piece of paper from KEP to say that one's licence renewal was in process. Small change to the rules? Bob.
by bobscott
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: How to attach photographs?
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: How to attach photographs?

On 3rd October 2013 or thereabouts there was an explanation on this forum of how to upload pictures to lic forum using Flikr. I made a note of it and here it is. Hope it still makes sense! To use this on LIC, upload a picture (into Flikr) then click on it, click on 'share' and then grab (i.e. copy) ...
by bobscott
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Mystery
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Mystery

Clio wrote:Directions to the Battenberg Cake factory?


Do they still make them? Good chuckle though. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Easing of Capital Controls restrictions as of Mar1st
Replies: 13
Views: 1538

Re: Easing of Capital Controls restrictions as of Mar1st

Worth remembering of course that one's card limit applies to the amount one can draw in any one day. Bob.
by bobscott
Sun May 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Flights Crete General & Late Deals
Topic: Ryan Air Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 741

Re: Ryan Air Flights

...I've never been on a flight that took longer than 30 minutes... Who were you flying with, SpaceX? All Aegean flights from Heraklion to Athens are scheduled at 50 minutes. Ryanair always claim that they have the best punctuality record. I cannot imagine that they would schedule the flights for lo...
by bobscott
Sun May 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Water Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 553

Re: Water Problem

Whether or not you believe it is all a Chinese Hoax, there is no denying that this year in Crete, water is going to be in short supply. Not helped by additional house-building (swimming pools), new hotels (showers, pools etc) so it is quite likely that we will all be suffering from water shortages s...

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