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Best English speaking bank in branch and online banking

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:03pm
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Lisa

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Location: Garrucha

Joined: 21 May 2018

Hi all what is the best bank to go with in garrucha and Vera that has English speak staff and internet banking in English.  How long does it take to open a bank and what do you need to open. 

Rob20B

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:26pm

Rob20B

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Location: Los Gallardos

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Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:26pm

Banco Sabadell in Vera is very good. Our account was set up by our lawyer (Maria at Mundi Abogados) when we first bought and we didn't have any idea about bank accounts then. We had to go to the branch after the account was opened to sign papers and get cards but it was quite straigtforward. We have very pleased: the branch staff in Vera speak English, the account is in English online and at the ATM and no problems. Definitely recommended.

Rob
Los Gallardos/Palomares

Lisa

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:11am

Lisa

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Posts: 82

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Location: Garrucha

Joined: 21 May 2018

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:11am

Hi Rob

Thank you really helpful.  Haven’t found a property yet but out end of the week.  Will go and open one and will email them week. 

Thank you

ajg

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:17am

ajg

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Location: Mojacar

Joined: 2 Nov 2017

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:17am

we opened an account at Bankia in Garrucha i think we just took our passports in and came back five days later for our bank card everyone we have spoken to in the last year have spoken English plus we have our pensions paid in and there are no charges.

Tony

DarioMartin

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:43am

DarioMartin

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Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:43am

I’m also with Sabadell in Vera.  I opened my account in 2014 from overseas - all they wanted was copies of my passport.  All the staff at Sabadell Vera are English speaking and all are very helpful indeed.

Their online app is really really good and very secure.  The majority of transactions can be carried out from the iPhone / Android app.  Whatever can’t be done on the app can certainly be done on the full online site.

Sabadell pride themselves on providing a service in your language of choice and have designed their “Distance Banking” app / website to be easy to use and reduce need to go into the branch.

Their Cuenta Expansion is fee-free as well

Saludos, Darío

mrdavidlowe

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:39pm

Posts: 58

21 helpful points

Location: Vera Playa

Joined: 10 Nov 2016

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:39pm

Been with Sabadell since I arrived here two years ago and the VERA branch is a delight and the staff helpful and supportive with good English. Can't praise them enough!!

However, beware of the branch in Mojacar Playa. The manager there is very happy to give bad advice without proper English legal translations to expats if it makes him some commission, no matter what the consequences for the customer (bad references available on request) and the staff are surly and look unhappy. I wonder why??

David

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chris123

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:34pm

chris123

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Location: Bédar

Joined: 10 Nov 2017

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:34pm

Yes, Sabadell in Vera gets a thumbs up from us - very helpful all the way and there's easy parking right outside if you need to go into the branch

Caz51

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:19pm

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Location: Turre

Joined: 22 Apr 2017

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:19pm

I went to Sabadell In Mojacar Playa and met Maria who was extremely helpful, opened my bank account and explained everything in very good English, and agree their online banking is excellent, I had already rang ahead and made an appointment.

Miket

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:04pm

Posts: 60

26 helpful points

Location: Turre

Joined: 10 Mar 2016

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:04pm

Hi ! Any coments on the bank Cajamar ?  Bank charges, english speaking and helpful staff ?

caz67

Posted: Sun Oct 7, 2018 2:00pm

Posts: 85

13 helpful points

Location: Almería

Joined: 5 Aug 2018

Posted: Sun Oct 7, 2018 2:00pm

Afternoon, Were moving to vera area, would have been there September had it not been for a few problems, should now be there before 1st week November. hat i need to know is whether im best keeping my British bank/ building society to have things paid into like private pension to avoid too many fees or would it be alright having them paid into a local bank?

many thanks Carol

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