Monday, November 23, 2020

Spain’s BBVA scores €11.6 billion for US business in one of the largest global bank deals of 2020

BBVA have sold their state-side business to the financial services group PNC for a whopping €11.6 billion. This...

Agri-food exports give beacon of hope in Spain’s Andalucia despite COVID-19 crisis

THE Ministry of Industry and Tourism revealed yesterday the favourable financial position Andalucia sits in in 2020 thanks to its strong export...

BREAKING: Bars and restaurants in Spain’s Balearic Islands must install CO2 meters and collect customers’ personal information to remain...

The new measures to fight against coronavirus were announced at a press conference this afternoon by the Minister of Tourism and Labour, Iago Negueruela

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...

Over 35,000 jobs lost in Spain’s Balearic Islands due to COVID-19 crisis, with under-35s suffering the most

The bleak analysis was published by Spanish bank BBVA and highlights the thousands of jobs lost this year

From floor to ceiling: Fairway Lawyers fighting illegal bank clauses

THEY had taken out the mortgage through Bankia in 2004. The villa in Mojacar, Almeria, was the home they...

Spain’s Andalucia to approve €1,000 grants for small businesses and self-employed workers affected by recent COVID-19 restrictions

THE Junta is set to approve €1,000 grants for the self-employed and workers most affected by recent COVID-19 restrictions.

Banking giants BBVA and Sabadell launch formal merger talks in Spain

TWO of Spain's largest banks, the BBVA and Banco Sabadell have opened formal merger talks. Informal discussions have taken...

Spanish pig farmers under fire as shocking footage shows pig carcasses left lying around for months and piglets encased...

SPECIAL REPORT BY EUGENE COSTELLO: Calls have been renewed for EU laws regarding animal welfare to be overhauled or enforced more vigorously...

The rise of the day visitor: How local residents could save Spain’s hotel industry

THANKS to COVID-19 the Spanish hotel industry has suffered more than ever before. In July, usually one of the busiest months for...

AI in the EU: Balancing Benefit & Control

When the President of the European Commission made her first speech to the European Parliament in December 2019, she officially recognized “Artificial Intelligence” as...

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...

Negative interest rates in Spain to be ‘new normal’ until 2031

MORTGAGE repayments in Spain won’t go up for a decade, according to one of Spain’s leading bankers.  CEO of...

REVEALED: Spanish factories report upturn despite tighter pandemic restrictions

SPANISH manufacturers have reported further improvement despite a second wave of coronavirus, a new survey has said. Spain...

Using Analytics to Help Your Marketing Succeed

Analytics is far from a new concept, but the technology and resources that have been invested in it in recent years have been staggering....

Spain’s Barcelona follows Andalucia’s lead to introduce flying taxis by 2022

ENAIRE, Spain's aviation authority, has announced plans to introduce eco-friendly flying taxis to the Catalan capital by 2022. The...

‘We’re closing for good in December’ restaurants on Gibraltar’s Main Street become latest COVID economic casualty

RESTAURANTS and pubs along Gibraltar's Main Street now face closure due to tightened COVID-19 restrictions. It comes after...

Customer in Spain’s Costa Blanca gets back excessive interest charges on controversial credit card

A SPANISH online bank has been ordered by a Costa Blanca court to refund €8,820 to a customer who was charged excess...

Revealed: Five richest people in Spain’s Andalucia according to new Forbes list

Among the names, what prevails among the richest people in Spain are not the singers or well-known celebrities, but the country's businessmen, investors and great industrialists

Female role models in tech will help in creating an open, diverse, and inclusive ICT industry

“Young girls need role models. So, we must share more stories about great women, and promote this topic. When more women stand out in...

SMART SERVICE: Meet Mobile Service Point, your new smartphone and computer repair specialist on the Costa del Sol

THE team at Mobile Service Point, has over 15 years’ experience in the Netherlands and Ireland, repairing everything from smartphones and tablets...

Spain’s Air Europa gets official government approval for bailout loan

STRUGGLING carrier Air Europa is get a life-saving boost of €465 million from the Spanish government. The loan, which...

Wizz Air reveal passenger numbers have shrunk two-thirds in October

BUDGET airline Wizz Air have revealed passenger numbers dropped a massive 69% in October due to pandemic travel restrictions.

Beat the looming tax deadline for British non-resident property owners in Spain with Spanishtaxesonline.com

A DECEMBER 31 deadline for British owners of second homes in Spain to pay their Modelo 210 tax return is fast looming.

DEAR JENNIFER: Do I really have to get a TIE/Residencia card if I’m still unregistered in Spain?

As I suspected, the demand for TIE/Residencia appointments is increasing very quickly. It is vital that if you have...

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...
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