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Someone deal with direct debits

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:08pm
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Madge28

Posts: 52

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Location: Camposol

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Sorry but I didn’t realise I was that thick.  I want to change from Sabadell to wise.  Iberdrola have told me what they need but aqualia whatever way I try can’t get into site.  Are there firms that would sort out transferring my direct debits from Sabadell to Wise.  Once I’ve transferred over I can close Sabadell with a written letter and visit to office.  I am a non resident 

Rayowen

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:14am

Posts: 50

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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:14am

Hi. Had the same issue.

If you take the Wise details with you to Aqualia office in the Port, they will do it for you.

I couldn't do it online, or by email.!

You will need your account details , passport and Wise account details(I printed them off).

I also printed my request off in Spanish to change the details and handed it to her. She really appreciated the extra little bit of effort.

The lady speaks little English and I speak little Spanish, but if you take all that with you, she will sort it out.

After you've done that, go for a drink at CJs to celebrate!(other bars are available).

Assuming you are also looking to do your IBI and /or Car Tax, you need to go to the council office in Mazarron (just down from the cigarette shop(side road) , and ask the staff for the web site to make an appointment to go again with all your details;

I took previous years Bill's, passport and printed Wise account details, with the request in Spanish with me.

When you go to the appointment   the staff will look after you. We had to wait outside and we were called in and taken to a desk, where a staff member smiled and sorted it all out.

Then back to Tels for a drink!

Iberdrola is working.

Aqualia is working

IBI and Car Tax have not been taken yet, but I am sure they will be fine.

I received notification just before each was due to go out of my account, but there was a lag for confirming they are all set up. I just waited, and ,so far, they are working out great.

I hope that is clear and self explanatory,  but i know how time consuming it is to do, but trust me, financially worth the effort.

Let me know if you want anymore assistance, happy to help 

Ray

Madge28

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:32pm

Madge28

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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:32pm

Rayowen wrote on Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:14am:

Hi. Had the same issue.

If you take the Wise details with you to Aqualia office in the Port, they will do it for you.

I couldn't do it online, or by email.!

You will need your account details , passport and Wise account details(I printed them off).

I also printed my request off in Spanish to change the details and handed it to her. She really appreciated the extra little bit of effort.

The lady speaks little English and I speak little Spanish, but if you take all that with you, she will sort it out.

After you've done that, go for a drink at CJs to celebrate!(other bars are available).

Assuming you are also looking to do your IBI and /or Car Tax, you need to go to the council office in Mazarron (just down from the cigarette shop(side road) , and ask the staff for the web site to make an appointment to go again with all your details;

I took previous years Bill's, passport and printed Wise account details, with the request in Spanish with me.

When you go to the appointment   the staff will look after you. We had to wait outside and we were called in and taken to a desk, where a staff member smiled and sorted it all out.

Then back to Tels for a drink!

Iberdrola is working.

Aqualia is working

IBI and Car Tax have not been taken yet, but I am sure they will be fine.

I received notification just before each was due to go out of my account, but there was a lag for confirming they are all set up. I just waited, and ,so far, they are working out great.

I hope that is clear and self explanatory,  but i know how time consuming it is to do, but trust me, financially worth the effort.

Let me know if you want anymore assistance, happy to help 

Ray

Do you know what you are a star thanks for all this help and I will have a drink a pretty big one x

Jan1961

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:37pm

Posts: 69

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Location: Sucina

Joined: 1 Jul 2017

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:37pm

Rayowen wrote on Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:14am:

Hi. Had the same issue.

If you take the Wise details with you to Aqualia office in the Port, they will do it for you.

I couldn't do it online, or by email.!

You will need your account details , passport and Wise account details(I printed them off).

I also printed my request off in Spanish to change the details and handed it to her. She really appreciated the extra little bit of effort.

The lady speaks little English and I speak little Spanish, but if you take all that with you, she will sort it out.

After you've done that, go for a drink at CJs to celebrate!(other bars are available).

Assuming you are also looking to do your IBI and /or Car Tax, you need to go to the council office in Mazarron (just down from the cigarette shop(side road) , and ask the staff for the web site to make an appointment to go again with all your details;

I took previous years Bill's, passport and printed Wise account details, with the request in Spanish with me.

When you go to the appointment   the staff will look after you. We had to wait outside and we were called in and taken to a desk, where a staff member smiled and sorted it all out.

Then back to Tels for a drink!

Iberdrola is working.

Aqualia is working

IBI and Car Tax have not been taken yet, but I am sure they will be fine.

I received notification just before each was due to go out of my account, but there was a lag for confirming they are all set up. I just waited, and ,so far, they are working out great.

I hope that is clear and self explanatory,  but i know how time consuming it is to do, but trust me, financially worth the effort.

Let me know if you want anymore assistance, happy to help 

Ray

Please share when you have Completed the Full switch as I'm looking into doing it. How easy it was to do the Transfer of DDR and Approx time scale.Good luck

Rayowen

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:04pm

Posts: 50

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Location: Camposol

Joined: 23 Jun 2018

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:04pm

Hi Jan 1961. Are you asking me?

Well, for clarity, I changed the electric and water and IBI and Car tax over a 4 day period. Then I waited until the electric paid after the first month, then the water.

That then gave me the confidence to close the Sabadell account.

I have made note of the Car tax and IBI dates roughly, but they can be dealt with later if they falter. ( ut I dont think they will).

The last two will not cause a big issue like disconnection and the guys at the council seemed quite happy as I made it clear what I wanted.

Saving  me €40 per quarter from Sabadell!

As I said to Madge, happy to help if you need more

Ray

Jan1961

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:50pm

Posts: 69

20 helpful points

Location: Sucina

Joined: 1 Jul 2017

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:50pm

Rayowen wrote on Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:04pm:

Hi Jan 1961. Are you asking me?

Well, for clarity, I changed the electric and water and IBI and Car tax over a 4 day period. Then I waited until the electric paid after the first month, then the water.

That then gave me the confidence to close the Sabadell account.

I have made note of the Car tax and IBI dates roughly, but they can be dealt with later if they falter. ( ut I dont think they will).

The last two will not cause a big issue like disconnection and the guys at the council seemed quite happy as I made it clear what I wanted.

Saving  me €40 per quarter from Sabadell!

As I said to Madge, happy to help if you need more

Ray

Hi Thanks 

I just need to Open the Wise Euro Account. Was that straight forward.I will start to contact Companies to change DDR to new Bank Account details.

Roland

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:31pm

Roland

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Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:31pm

Very very easy to open a Wise Euro account all done online in a few minutes.

batcupfamily

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:45pm

Posts: 39

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Location: La Tercia

Joined: 26 Mar 2016

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 9:45pm

Roland wrote on Thu Sep 16, 2021 5:31pm:

Very very easy to open a Wise Euro account all done online in a few minutes.

Hi Roland 

I have spoken to you about this issue before and im wondering if anything has changed regarding opening a wise account and closing my Bankia account.

I obviously need an account to pay my utilities and taxes etc but paying 14 euros a month bank fees and 28 euros a year for a debit card is scandalous.

I have asked my solicitors if they could help but no joy there, its so frustrating not being able to do anything about the situation being a non resident.

Jon

Roland

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:59am

Roland

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Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:59am

Nothing has changed with opening a Wise.com euro account.

The only snag is closing your Bankia account as you with have to go into a branch office to do that.

Obviously open the Wise account first & move you DD before closing the Bankia account.

Madge28

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:06pm

Madge28

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Posts: 52

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Location: Camposol

Joined: 11 Apr 2018

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:06pm

Started ball rolling have wrote to ibodrela with wise attachment statement with their details.  Just request from Wise proof of evidence this is your account and they send it straight away.  It’s got the details of where the direct debit goes to and handy when you go to utilities like aqualia etc. My friend helped me with iberdrola saying can do it via email and she has had a reply saying they have transferred it.  But I know I have to go to ibi office and aqualia to get rest sorted.  I read somewhere that you can also do the ibi on direct debit to Wise as long as you have wise proof of evidence.  Anyway following Ray’s advice for the rest wrote notes so I can tick off.  Sorry no good explaining things.  I reckon worse bit will be persuading Sabadell I need to clear account and close it.  I wonder if I should also put it in writing to them.  I will certainly ask for written proof they have closed it.  Not got any credit cards with them just 3 direct debits and they charge me over 50 euros per quarter. 30 odd not bad but not 50.

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