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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-06-2014, 20:37
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Cheers, just ordered the cash from Thomas Cook for our trip.
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We use a Nationwide Flex Plus Account where you can draw cash or pay for stuff in Euros fee free. The fee is a tenner a month but they do pay interest. They use the Visa Conversion rate for Euro to Sterling that was £1.236 when I just checked.

Broken leg permitting we're off to France to buy a property in France in September.

I reckon the government will talk up the economy ready for the election & there will be a UK interest rate rise this year, despite what Carney is saying now.

I have a very cynical view of politicians & economists as you may have realised!
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done £501.00= 620.00 e great
now all we need to do is book a ferry ah but were to
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€1.251 this morning.......................shall I wait for €1.50....??

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I bet is on a nearing towards 1.30 by Christmas, if we jack up our interest rates, of which there is talk.

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I have mood swings that go up and with the exchange rate-sad but true!

And what did I say about interest rates in UK?

Feeling good

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I have mood swings that go up and with the exchange rate-sad but true!

And what did I say about interest rates in UK? Feeling good
Mee too as my pension gets paid directly in Euros on monday. Might get an extra 'fiver'........

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We've been 'hanging our noses' over French houses for ages. Remember the days when a 300K Euro property was about £180K, then they began to gradually creep up as 'they' began mucking about with the € (wow managed to find the € symbol on me Mac & so early!).

We would have been in France house-hunting now had I not succeeded in falling off the ladder when getting the green bits off the roof of Hettie the Hymer!

Still maybe the delay will mean we will get more for our £'s this autumn.

Ray, we've got UK pensions & I wonder do they get paid in €s once you are permanently resident?

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Ray, we've got UK pensions & I wonder do they get paid in €s once you are permanently resident?

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Yes Roger.
You might even be able to get your pension paid into a foreign bank account before your officially resident. I did 8 years ago.

There are still some value bargains to be had over here. Mainly ex-pats of varying nationalities who just need to 'go home'. Many are unfinished restore projects. But the French rarely discount old family homes as the proceeds have to get shared out with dozens.

Friends of ours have just negociated a 20% discount on the asking price of a large home.

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We tend not to buy euro's before we go as we tend to get a better rate by using our Clarity Card once in Europe. We always have some euro's left over from the previous trip and I tend to hoover up any left over euro's from my sons so there is not the need buy before we go.

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