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by bobscott
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

Re: Piraeus Bank ATM Withdrawal Charge

Slightly off topic but related: I pay the phone bill on-line through Alpha Bank and last time, for the first time I was charged €0.30 for the privilege! Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: DEYAAN account number
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: DEYAAN account number

Thanks, Warwick. That was the number I thought it was but NBG keep insisting its wrong! Have tried every number that looks likely on the bill with same results. I asked Greek friends who told me its not possible to pay online and to go to the post office but I know I've done it before and it quite ...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7826

Re: Storm Clouds.

This is the latest update that I recieved yesterday from Gov.uk. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/advice-for-british-nationals-travelling-and-living-in-europe?utm_source=26cbaac9-3747-407c-b7bf-5de8a07364db&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate There is a se...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7826

Re: Storm Clouds.

'Take back control' is almost as much a mantra as 'I have been perfectly clear'. Take back control of our laws: This is from the BBC News June 2016, just before the Referendum. 'According to the House of Commons Library, which itself concedes that there is no completely accurate way to make the calc...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Chatter
Topic: Communictions ability
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Communictions ability

This from the Guardian: More than a quarter of children starting primary school are unable to communicate in full sentences as concerns grow about the amount of time they are spending in front of screens, the education secretary will say in his first major speech on social mobility. For a moment the...
by bobscott
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7826

Re: Storm Clouds.

I blame the whole thing on bad grammar, in particular the misuse of a single conjunction. Every part of the leave campaign said that if the UK left the EU it could: 1 Stop paying into the EU budget 2 Stop implementing EU laws 3 Stop being under ECJ jurisdiction 4 Stop free movement of people 5 Ente...
by bobscott
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7826

Re: Storm Clouds.

Could you not see that you MIGHT have to return?? But..., but..., but that would require intelligence and foresight, surely? :D Ouch! How rude can you get???? Could I gently point out, please, that many of us have no vote in the UK any longer, despite being UK taxpayers, having passed the 15-year r...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7826

Re: Storm Clouds.

Exactly so, Warwick, which is why these "what if" scare stories peddled by sections of the UK media are just that. The othe r EU member states have a far bigger stake in avoiding the sort of problems Brian is quoting, because they have so many more of their citizens in the UK than we do i...
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Storm Clouds.
Replies: 98
Views: 7826

Re: Storm Clouds.

Don't worry! Mrs May is going to take over direct negotiations with Barnier according to Sky News, so the Utopia that the UK voted for will appear and the 'will of the British people ' will be upheld. And Santa will be down your chimney on Dec 25th, but with flying pigs rather than reindeer!!! Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Museum Fire

Seventy-four people now confirmed dead in the fires. Just what exactly does 'Three days of national mourning' involve? Bob.
by bobscott
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Museum Fire
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: Museum Fire

The truly criminal aspect of the tragedy is the failure of successive Greek governments to address properly the issue of summer wildfires in the country. It's a known, annual problem which has been dogged by maladministration, apathy and corruption. It's not an excuse, nor necessarily implying an a...
by bobscott
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 32
Views: 2324

Re: Santander Debit Card

I am advised that one possible solution is to offer to pay a relative's (say) water bill and have your name put down as the payer. Then you can produce a water bill with your name and your relative's (but they don'e know that) address. Mmmmmmmm?
by bobscott
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Santander Debit Card
Replies: 32
Views: 2324

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: 32
Views: 2324

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: 32
Views: 2324

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...

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