Asturias

Bullfights banned in Spain’s northern city of Gijon over ‘offensive’ naming of bulls

GIJON in northern Spain’s Asturias region has become the latest city in Spain to ban bullfighting after a row over the names of the...

Should you move your pensions into one pot?

By Tracy Storer, Senior Partner, Chorus Financial. If you've had more than one job since your career begun, it's likely you've got pensions with different...

Did you sign up with a Financial Adviser in Spain?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms of...

Escape to Arcadia with a week in Asturias

It’s said the rain in Spain falls mainly in Asturias … But when Olive Press editor Jon Clarke swapped the crowded Costas for a summer break in this peaceful pastoral paradise, he only wore his raincoat once.

Cold called about your pensions and investments in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Within the last 24 hours both myself and my colleague working from our Costa Blanca office...

Living in Spain but still have a UK based financial adviser?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons), Managing Partner, Chorus Financial. Chorus Financial are receiving an increasing number of enquiries from those of you living in Spain...

Bear hunt: Pensioner attacked by brown bear while hiking in Spain’s Asturias

A HUNT was on for a bear which attacked a 75-year-old woman while she was on a walk with her family in the countryside. The pensioner...

Investment Alert! Are you invested in Momentum Harmony, Lombard Russell or Privee Select Funds?

Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial I’ve come across a number of clients in the above-mentioned funds. They are commonly used by certain...

What’s the worst that can happen to your investment or pension in Spain?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Often the first question asked by clients considering an investment or pension with Chorus Financial! So,...

Could you be paying less for your investments and pensions in Spain?

Tracy Storer Senior Partner Chorus Financial I’ve just come out of a regular review with one of my clients, and top of the agenda was an analysis...

The pension freedoms trap. Is your UK pension affected?

On 6 April 2015 the retirement landscape for Brits all over the world changed dramatically. Pension freedoms were introduced, and people were given the...

Living in Spain? Where will you pay Inheritance Tax?

‘In this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes’ – Benjamin Franklin Never a truer word spoken, and quite honestly a depressing one!  Part of...

Does Your Financial Adviser Manage Your Pension or Investment In The Best Way Possible?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Chorus Financial strive to offer the best Investment Management in Spain, basing our client portfolios on...

Ambulance driver jailed for sickening attack on fellow nurse in Northern Spain

A veteran ambulance driver has been arrested on murder charges after a sickening knife attack on a fellow healthcare worker inside the hospital where...

The biggest risk to your investments and pensions… could it be your financial adviser?

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Over the last decade Spanish expats have been exposed to some incredibly poor financial advice. In...

We need to talk about your financial adviser…

by Sam Kelly DipPFS, EFA, BA (Hons) Managing Partner Chorus Financial Looking back, it’s obvious I was fairly naïve when I first moved to Spain in terms...

Investors Beware: Stay on the right side of change!

Change is happening all around us, nothing stands still for long. It would’ve been incredibly hard to plan ahead for 2020, instead we had...

New Year tragedy as army continues search for missing worker after deadly avalanche in northern Spain

RESCUE workers have been joined by military teams to search for a missing snow plow worker after a deadly avalanche claimed the life of...

The end of a year to remember (or forget)!

I’m not sure any of us could’ve expected 2020 to pan out quite the way it did. As we entered the year, I’m sure...

The 7 financial steps to take for a fresh start to life in Spain for 2021

I always like to write an article at the end of each year to give people some financial tips to help them prepare for...

Spanish Compliant Investment Bonds, QROPs, SIPPs – do you really know what they’re costing you?

John (I’ve changed his name for the sake of this article) wanted a second opinion on an investment plan he had set up when...

Have you spoken to your financial adviser lately?

Since the referendum in June 2016, the headlines have been dominated by Brexit. Right from those early days of disbelief, to the countless anti-Brexit...

Are you a ‘Swallow’ or do you actually ‘live’ in Spain? What does Brexit mean for you from January...

The term ‘Swallow’ is used to describe a certain type of Brit we find here in Spain. I first heard it used by the...

The biggest risk to your investments and pensions… could it be your financial adviser?

Over the last decade or so, Spanish expats have been exposed to some incredibly poor financial advice. In many cases this has led to...

The Great Spanish Rip-Off… you might not even know you’re a victim yet.

It was back in 2016 that I tentatively wrote my first ‘exposé’ of certain questionable practises that were being used within the financial advice...

Republican mask-wearer gets punched in front of his children by angry monarchist in Spain’s Asturias region

A MAN in northern Spain was punched in the face for wearing a Republican flag face mask with his assailant facing a hate crime...

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