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The good and the bad of banking in Portugal - Banking in Portugal can feel unusual to visitors from other countries. Some aspects are far superior to elsewhere, while others can cause a little frustration. Here is the good and the bad of Portugal’s banking system. Banking in Portugal is a fascinating blend of old and new; The electronic Multibanco ATM system is highly sophisticated and versatile, and customer care is still alive and well. However, some elements of the banking system can fee...

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Arty, alternative, boho Portugal - If you enjoy a bohemian lifestyle, you can definitely find it in Portugal. This article introduces three locations that fit the bill. As an expat destination, Portugal has unjustly gained a reputation as a country full of golfers, retired footballers and Cliff Richard. And if that is the lifestyle for you, in most of the Algarve you can have the most amazing time in the world. But there is so much more to Portugal than that. There is a big surfing scene – ...

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Catalonia – the breakaway region of Spain? - The local government in Catalonia is preparing for an independence referendum in two weeks time. Calling the vote illegal, the Spanish government has sent a thousand police to seize ballot boxes. Could Spain split, and what would that mean for property owners? The 11th September is Catalonia Day (Diada de Catalunya) which celebrates the defeat of the Catalans when the Bourbons took the city of Barcelona. Most special days laud victories not defea...

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Brexit news roundup - Find out how Brexit talks are progressing, what they mean for expats rights and how the ensuing uncertainty is impacting property sales in France. Next round of Brexit talks delayed The next round of Brexit talks have been delayed until 25th September in an attempt to end the stalemate jeopardising an agreement. The holdup follows suggestions Theresa May is preparing a speech towards the end of the week, highlighting the need for more rapid progress to be made regardin...

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Is La Manga a better investment than UK property? - Despite the global financial crisis which caused Spanish property prices to plummet by as much as 50%, prices in La Manga resort have kept pace with the UK market since 2000. How has that happened and should you get into the market? La Manga Resort in Spain has been one of the international property industry’s greatest successes in the 45 years it has been open. British buyers have been among the biggest buyers of its plush properties with...

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Any self confessed foodie with an eye on an #overseasproperty must read this guide to Europe's best gastro-cities.
http://ow.ly/YhYt30fb36Q

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Any self confessed foodie with an eye on an #overseasproperty must read this guide to Europe's best gastro cities.
http://ow.ly/YhYt30fb36Q

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Sterling’s surges makes overseas homes thousands of pounds cheaper

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A French village well worth pulling over for - About to embark on a road trip across the Channel, perhaps to start looking for your second home? Then spice up your journey by stopping at France’s ‘villages étapes’. If you travelled down through France this summer, you won’t be surprised to hear that the country boasts the longest road network in Europe. The roads are generally emptier than the UK and well maintained, so it’s a pleasant place to discover from behind the wheel. You’ll spot th...

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Greek culture and customs - When you begin living in Greece there can be a culture shock. Don’t worry, the Greeks are an understanding sort of people and they will be keen to put you at your ease. Here is a brief guide to etiquette. If you’re the type who feels a bit panicky when you go to a neighbour’s house and they do things differently, you’re probably British. Should you kiss or shake hands? Is it a shoes on or shoes off household? When you start settling into life in Greece you’re lik...
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