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by bobscott
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

I agree about not panicking, Mike. I would say, however that it is worth thinking about what you would do if your bank does contact you and says that you can no longer have the account with a Greek address. If it doesn't happen then you have wasted a bit of thinking time but, despite being a man, I...
by bobscott
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

Thanks BST and Warwick. All on hold, but preliminary discussions with HSBC indicate that I/we can legally hold bank accounts with them subject to a minimum balance (which will not be a problem) both savings and current accounts and continue to operate them in the same way as we do now. Let's hope Sa...
by bobscott
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

I disagree, bob. Banks don't ring 'addresses', they ring phone numbers. If my bank rings me, they will find me on the end of the phone wherever in the world I happen to be. No deception involved or required. Tim On the question of using a relative's address, how does one get around the 'proof of ad...
by bobscott
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

This is a paragraph from the latest UK Government Living in Europe information web page : Banking and financial services Most people living in Europe should not see any change to their banking when the transition period ends (31 December 2020). Whether UK banks can service customers living in an EE...
by bobscott
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

Mmmmmm. Thanks Warwick. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

According to an account in today's Guardian, the UK has legislated (but it doesn't say HOW) to allow EU banks to continue to provide normal support to their clients who live in the UK, post BREXIT but the EU has not reciprocated. HSBC was listed as one which has got itself sorted so that passporting...
by bobscott
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Put on Naughty Step
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Crete Put on Naughty Step

margarita wrote:From Apokoronaslife on 15th September: "According to the Government Gazette, the restrictive measures in Chania and Heraklion are renewed until September 30th".



Thanks Maggie. Bob.
by bobscott
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: UK Bank accounts for ex pats
Replies: 36
Views: 1893

Re: UK Bank accounts for ex pats

This is precisely why the first rule of being expatriate is to keep a UK address. I'm sure Lloyds don't care where I live so long as they have an address in UK for me. Tim How can you do that without involving family or friends? I'm not sure I understand your question, margarita. You make it sound ...
by bobscott
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Crete Put on Naughty Step
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Crete Put on Naughty Step

Do we know where we are with the 'rolling 3 day' extension of the most recent measures imposed in Chania prefecture? Bob.
by bobscott
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 2616

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

.....................meanwhile, we hear that in Australia where there is (and has been for many decades) what could be called an 'efficient' immigration control policy and mentality, farmers are ploughing back in crops which have not been picked thanks to the shortage of migrant labour. Locals just ...
by bobscott
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 2616

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

Read a right-wing populist paper, or read a left-wing socialist paper, the news is the same with the difference being interpretation. We will all believe the one we want to believe, right or wrong! Only time will tell and we will ALL have to live with the consequences. Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 2616

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

..................... meanwhile the expats in Europe watch the yo-yo effect this is having on the value of their Sterling incomes. Bob.
by bobscott
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 2616

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

Reminds me of that old Sunday School hymn with a line in it that says 'You in your small corner, and me in mine.' Always happy to hear another point of view as long as I don't feel I have to subscribe to it!! :)
by bobscott
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 2616

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

While I am no supporter of the House of Lords, given what we achieve by having an elected lower chamber I am not sure having an elected upper chamber would necessarily be a good thing? Rather than direct election I think I would prefer to see a two stage process. In the first stage a citizens assem...
by bobscott
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?
Replies: 53
Views: 2616

Re: Tearing up the withdrawal agreement?

This is a somewhat chilling article. Originates in the Observer.

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