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Old 18th January 2010, 06:38 PM   #5
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I'd advise setting up phonebank facilities with yopur UK bank if you don't have them already.
It's easy to open a Spanish account once you are here, usually with one visit to a bank. You can then transfer money using the phonebank facility. (2 or 3 days usually). You can't transfer money inter-country using the internet in my experience, never mind changing currency as well. The only other alternatives are using a Sterling cheque (high charges), or writing to your bank with instructions (time consuming).
Initially you can use a credit card to obtain euros. Another thread mentioned one that charged no fee for this but it won't help unless you happen to have that card I guess. It's worth checking the minimum charge to withdraw/transfer, doing lots of small transfers works out more expensive.
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