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...

Costa Blanca scammers with €1.5 million of fake notes con businessman in €50,000 switch in Spain

AN Altea business owner was scammed out of €50,000 by a Torrevieja-based family gang who switched genuine bank notes for fakes. The victim was reeled...

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...

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...

No ‘conclusive’ evidence found of gun match with Veronica Guerin murder in Irish mobster’s garden on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BALLISTIC analysis of a gun found at the Torrevieja home of Irish drug racketeer, John Gilligan, has proved inconclusive as to whether it was...

Holiday home burglary gang stole from at least 30 properties on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Guardia Civil have arrested a ten-strong gang that stole and then sold items pinched from at least 30 Torrevieja holiday homes. Over €40,000 of...

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...

Four members of drugs gang led by notorious Irish criminal John Gilligan are arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Four people who posted marijuana to the UK from the southern Costa Blanca have been arrested by the Policia Nacional. They are members of a...

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...

TOP MARKS: Up to 45 stretches of coastline in the Valencian Community classed as having ‘exceptional environmental value’

UP to 45 beaches throughout the Valencian Community have been granted top marks in a new environmental study by the regional government. The autonomous community’s...

Plucky female Torrevieja shop owner kicks out knife-wielding robber onto street in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A female Torrevieja shop owner bravely took on a knife-wielding robber and threw him out onto the street. The Guardia Civil arrested the 45-year-old Spanish...

Holiday home builds on Spain’s Costa Blanca slashed in 2020 due to pandemic

PROPERTY construction fell by 30% in 2020 in Alicante Province due to the coronavirus pandemic. Figures from the Alicante College of Surveyors(COAATIEA) show that 5,026...

Angry hospitality sector airs closure grievances to Torrevieja mayor on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AROUND 400 hospitality business owners and workers protested outside Torrevieja's Town Hall this morning(January 22) over the enforced closure of their sector. The crowd expressed...

ENTIRE nursing home catches COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca a week after first vaccinations

A major COVID-19 outbreak has been reported in a Torrevieja nursing home, a week after residents and staff were given their first dose of...

Easter setback as processions are scrapped due to COVID-19 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALL of the traditional Semana Santa(Holy Week) processions and commemorations for Easter 2021 have been cancelled across the southern Costa Blanca. The news from the...

Ex-schoolboy jailed in Spain’s Costa Blanca for knifing pupil in class over Islamic insults

A Torrevieja teenager has received a five year jail sentence after stabbing a fellow high school pupil in the back for criticising his Islamic...

80-year-old dies after driving on the wrong side of a motorway on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN 80-year-old man died after a five kilometre drive on the wrong side of the AP-7 motorway in the Torrevieja area. He collided with a...

COVID CLAMPDOWN as police aim to stop party crowds in early New Year celebrations on Spain’s Costa Blanca

MAJOR police operations will kick in across the Costa Blanca tomorrow(December 31) to stop daytime crowds coming together in an early New Year celebration. The...

Man jailed over drugs ‘revenge’ execution of woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Murcia couple have been arrested after a woman was fatally shot in the head at a Torrevieja property. Two people from Lorca were detained...

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...

Woman executed in second suspected drugs gang killing in five days on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A woman was shot in the head in Torrevieja in a killing believed to be linked to rival criminal drug gangs. It's the second-such execution...

Christmas shivers ahead for Benidorm and the rest of a chilly Costa Blanca in Spain

COSTA BLANCA resorts like Benidorm and Torrevieja are in for a chilly Christmas, according to weather forecasters. A cold Atlantic front will sweep over...

Irish gangster John Gilligan out of prison after paying bail on Spain’s Costa Blanca

IRISH felon John Gilligan has been bailed after he was arrested in Torrevieja over drug trafficking in mid-October. The 68-year-old criminal was released from Alicante's...

International award renewed for health centre in British expat area of Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Torrevieja health centre that serves a large British expat population has once again won an international award for its high standards. The facility on...

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...

Identity Card office mayhem on Spain’s Costa Blanca as family injure three police officers in COVID-19 row

THREE Policia Nacional officers in Torrevieja needed medical treatment after being attacked by a family picking up their Spanish ID cards. The five-strong group had...

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