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by symbiosis
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
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Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Thanks Kathleen and yes it certainly helped!!
by symbiosis
Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

So, thought I would conclude this post with the outcome for anyone in the future..... It turned out that the buyer and agent were not strictly honest in leading me to believe that the funds for the purchase were being transferred from Australia. In fact they were but sent to the buyers Greek sister,...
by symbiosis
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Well done Kathleen, wish I could say the same as I'm having to jump through hoops! I wonder if that is because the money in the nbg account originated from the Netherlands rather than from capital generated in Greece? I have queries this with my situation and nbg as I believe I should be in the same...
by symbiosis
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Kathleen wrote: The final payment by the buyer was made into a TransferWise 'Borderless' account from his account with the National Bank of Greece. It cleared within 24hours

Kathleen


Not quite as Kathleen says it was transfered from his nbg account, not from the Netherlands
by symbiosis
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Well its not done as yet and a lot of palava I brought the draft back from Greece and paid it into my local UK Barclays account and they sent it off to their foreign department to process it as a collection. They then sent the draft back to Greece for verification and to request the funds. As I unde...
by symbiosis
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Interesting to hear Kathleen. Mine has also completed (ish) however my buyer had the funds in a Greek bank and so I was unable to get a bank transfer (mores the pity). I accepted a bankers draft from the Greek bank which I paid into barclays in the UK and is currently being cleared (4-6 weeks) Finge...
by symbiosis
Mon May 20, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

As an update - It seems that the sale funds are in Greece and so I'm stuck with the capital controls however the buyer is going to give me a bankers draft from National Bank, and I have been assured by my bank here in the UK that it wont be an issue cashing it.... My only issue is not knowing how mu...
by symbiosis
Tue May 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

The final sum is to be transferred from the Netherlands to my UK account. It is written into the contract that I must prove the receipt by the production of bank statements. Hi Kathleen How exactly did this work please - was the money paid into your account before you signed the final contract or a...
by symbiosis
Fri May 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Thanks - unfortunately it looks as though its really only going to apply to businesses rather than individuals but we can live in hope
by symbiosis
Thu May 09, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

My main problem is that I don't live in Greece and so the window available to come and sign needs to be coordinated with the funds reaching my account and is in a very tight time frame
by symbiosis
Thu May 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Thanks Kathleen, I aim to persuade the buyer to use transferwise if I can!!!
by symbiosis
Wed May 08, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

They are a Greek Australian - so I guess the best bet is to insist on a transfer from Aus then
by symbiosis
Wed May 08, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Re: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

PS - I should point out I inherited the property so the funds for the purchase were never brought into the country
by symbiosis
Wed May 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 4695

Selling and how to get the funds to the UK?

Hi all So I have a buyer for my place BUT the big sticking point is I want the funds in the UK not in Greece. It seems with capital controls I cant transfer them (or I could but it would take forever and bit by bit). I was informed by the estate agent that another seller had a cheque from NBG for th...

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