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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:55pm
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Stephen1976

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Hi Guys 

If I rent somewhere in La Marina for 6/12 months will I have to open up a Spanish bank account ?? Or can i use my own bank back in the U.K. ???

Many thanks !!!!

Steve 

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:26pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:26pm

if you're responsible for the water and electricity bills I think you will as these will come out DD and you'll need a NIE

Stephen1976

Stephen1976

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:42pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:42pm

Hi , 

Thanks for the reply !!!!

We have a Spanish NIE number but will this be enough ??

Steve

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:59pm

The utilities will almost certainly need to be paid by DD. So you will need a bank account. Budget around 10e  per mth bank costs if you open an account 

Stephen1976

Stephen1976

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:02pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:02pm

But can I do all this through my bank back in the U.K. ???

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Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:18pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:18pm

Hello

Unfortunately not.

Option one.

Open a Spanish Bank Account

Option two

Open a Euro holding account in a UK bank. Some utilities still don't like this.

Option three

The landlord keeps the utilities in their name and you them cash each month for the bills

Josephine123

Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:51pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:51pm

Couldn't you just go to a Spanish bank with the bill and pay in cash over the counter?

Loulou21

Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:13pm

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:13pm

We pay all our bills in cash to our Landlord each month, best way 😊 

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