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How To Save Time & Money On Your Regular Overseas Payments

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Whether you’re enjoying the sunny skies of Spain on a permanent basis or have a holiday home in the nation, you’ve probably found that using a bank to manage your regular overseas payments can be quite costly and time consuming.

Using a bank to meet regular overseas expenses may seem like the simplest option on the surface, but given that banks typically add on a transfer fee of between £10-£40 to every transaction it can cost you hundreds of Pounds to pay your mortgage this way over the course of a year.

Furthermore, the exchange rates banks are able to secure for you are rarely the most competitive. Transferring your mortgage payments through a reputable currency broker, on the other hand, couldn’t be easier or more cost-effective. By setting up a Regular Overseas Payment plan with an FCA authorised currency broker you can ensure that your recurrent transactions are made securely and automatically, on a day of your choosing.

There won’t be any transfer fees to pay and your broker will be able to offer you expert guidance regarding safeguarding your funds from exchange rate movements and market trends. Your trade will also go through at a more competitive rate; saving you extra money on top of the hundreds a year you won’t have to pay out on transfer fees.

The last few years have been pretty testing economically and Eurozone nations like Spain have really been feeling the pinch, so while the difference of a few cents per Pound might not seem like much, achieving the best possible exchange rate can make a big difference.

Political, economic, social and even environmental events are all responsible for inspiring currency fluctuations, and pairings like the Euro/Pound (EUR/GBP) can move by as much as 10% within a few weeks – making them hard to keep track of.

But you don’t have to do all the hard work yourself. On top of securing you a more competitive exchange rate, your broker will analyse data releases and economic events, letting you know as soon as there are any favourable or negative shifts in the market.

Regular overseas payment plans are the ideal way for expats, would-be-expats, businesses and individuals to make regular payments of between £500 and £10,000 on a monthly or quarterly basis over a minimum period of 6 months.

As well as being a cost-effective and convenient option when it comes to meeting foreign mortgage or rental payments, regular overseas payment plans are perfect for managing wages, transferring a pension and paying tuition fees.

By taking a proactive approach to your regular foreign payments and using a well-established currency broker to handle them effectively you can stay in complete control of your outgoings and save a significant amount of money.

So, look into your options when it comes to making regular overseas payments and enjoy your time in Spain with a few more Euros in your pocket!

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4 Responses to How To Save Time & Money On Your Regular Overseas Payments

  1. diana williams April 13, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Hi Elle,
    I am still searching for a very good old friend of mine from Truro, Cornwall,. Her sister lives in San Pedro near Marbella and has done for many years. My friends name is Helen Heil. She was a keen cyclist. In her 70’s very vivacious and has bright red very curly short hair. I’m not sure if there is any way of putting out a general help/search for my friend, as she has left no trace with any of our mutual friends in the UK. I am living in Sri lanka, but visiting Almeria driving the coastal route down to Elviria where we have stayed a couple of times and doing a home search for a town house or something similar. Any help on eitehr and in particular helen would be superb!
    Love your tips on Spanish living. Any chance we might meet when we visit alemeria on Monday 15th Tuesday 16th May, just after the madrid tennis open: Hoping to see Rafa!!
    Diana Williams and Rob Cantley

  2. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper April 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Diana (and Rob). We’ll put some feelers out for Helen. No promises though. In the meantime… could you please email me with a contact phone number? It won’t be shown publicly. Then if Helen or her sister contacts us, I’ll give them your phone number and email.

    Sure – happy to meet up when you’re in Almería. But… as you can imagine… a lot of people want to meet up. So we insist they come to our little town and the obligatorty glass of wine is on them (or we’d never get any work done and would need a second mortgage for all the petrol). We’re in Vélez-Blanco, which is on the border of Almería and Murcia – just 10 mins off the motorway. Check the map and if it fits with your Almería schedule, then drop me a line to info@spainbuddy.com

    Ciao for now. Elle xxxxxx

  3. Irene bryson January 3, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Interested in all aspects of Spain Times of flights avoiding night flights

  4. Elle Draper
    Elle Draper January 4, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Take a look at skyscanner.net – you can search by airport on there.
    Good luck!
    Elle x

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