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Forum: Deposits 19-03-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,753
Posted By chewchew
Can anyone explain to me why the EU are putting...

Can anyone explain to me why the EU are putting pressure on the Cypriots to penalise depositors, and why they didn't apply the same pressure to Greece, Portugal, and Ireland?

Have the ECB changed...
Forum: Tax 28-02-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By chewchew
No, just opened a savings account in Germany at...

No, just opened a savings account in Germany at the end of 2011 because at the time there was a lot of talk about the Euro going under. I'm still a bit confused about what will happen with the few...
Forum: Tax 26-02-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By chewchew
Thanks Joe. Would I have been meant to pay DIRT...

Thanks Joe. Would I have been meant to pay DIRT on the 2011 interest by last October though?
Forum: Tax 26-02-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,058
Posted By chewchew
Paying DIRT on foreign savings account

Hi. I earned ~1000 interest for 2012 on a savings account I have with a German bank. I'm aware that I owe DIRT on this but haven't gotten around to paying it yet. How does one go about paying it,...
Forum: Mortgages and buying and selling homes 11-09-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,725
Posted By chewchew
Making an offer on a house

I have 120k in cash that I'm hoping to buy a house with.

The approach I've decided on is to look at a number of houses asking in the 150-160k bracket and see if I can get anyone to accept my...
Forum: Deposits 27-02-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 885
Posted By chewchew
How do you request the sms? I'm with their...

How do you request the sms? I'm with their Luxembourg branch but can't find any option to have a code sent via text.
Forum: Deposits 17-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By chewchew
I have an account with their Luxembourg branch...

I have an account with their Luxembourg branch and am pretty happy with them so far. I've had no problem transferring and withdrawing money, usually takes 2-3 days either way, customer support have...
Forum: Deposits 31-12-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By chewchew
I opened my account through a person working in...

I opened my account through a person working in their Schiphol Airport branch. I'm not sure if I should post their contact details on a public forum but if anyone wants them send me a PM. It's...
Forum: Deposits 30-12-2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By chewchew
You can open an ABN-AMRO account by post, you...

You can open an ABN-AMRO account by post, you need a notarised copy of your passport and an up to date utility bill.
Forum: Deposits 06-12-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,846
Posted By chewchew
Afraid not, sorry. I've had a search around...

Afraid not, sorry. I've had a search around google news but couldn't come up with anything else.
Forum: Deposits 06-12-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,846
Posted By chewchew
Sorry if this has already been posted. From the...

Sorry if this has already been posted. From the wall street journal website a couple of days ago:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204826704577074773960813432.html
Forum: Deposits 30-11-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By chewchew
I thought of doing something similar before but...

I thought of doing something similar before but gave up on the idea. Would it be possible to transfer a sizeable sum of money to another person and avoid having to pay gift tax? Someone told me that...
Forum: Deposits 10-11-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 113,652
Posted By chewchew
The Rotterdam branch does, but you have to visit...

The Rotterdam branch does, but you have to visit in person.
Forum: Deposits 09-10-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 113,652
Posted By chewchew
Looks highly suspicious. No way on earth I'd...

Looks highly suspicious. No way on earth I'd enter my details on that website.
Forum: Deposits 01-10-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,466
Posted By chewchew
The only Rabo branch I've tried in Amsterdam is...

The only Rabo branch I've tried in Amsterdam is the Schipol branch and they said no, it's worth trying the other branches though. Email or call them and they'll let you know if they're taking...
Forum: Investments 23-09-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,905
Posted By chewchew
Silver ETF vs Physical Silver

I've been looking at investing a portion of my savings in silver and as far as I can tell the most cost effective way of doing this is to buy EFTs, no storage fees etc.

On the other hand a lot of...
Forum: Deposits 15-09-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,325
Posted By chewchew
Yea, just tick the least risk option. You need...

Yea, just tick the least risk option. You need never use anything other than the 'term account' if that's all you're interested in.
Forum: Deposits 15-09-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,325
Posted By chewchew
I did the same thing on my application, I...

I did the same thing on my application, I scribbled that I'm only interested in opening a savings account. After they received my application they emailed to tell me that they can't open an account...
Forum: Deposits 13-09-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,309
Posted By chewchew
The cigarettes idea is really good, they're...

The cigarettes idea is really good, they're something that will always hold (or inrcrease) their value. Wonder how long cigarettes 'keep' for?!
Forum: Deposits 24-07-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,994
Posted By chewchew
You can open an account with Banque populaire via...

You can open an account with Banque populaire via correspondance, I'm not sure about HSBC.
Forum: Deposits 20-07-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 113,652
Posted By chewchew
I'd love to get those contact details too,...

I'd love to get those contact details too, Shakespeare.
Forum: Deposits 19-07-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,994
Posted By chewchew
Banque populaire will open a non-reisdent account...

Banque populaire will open a non-reisdent account for you. I was thinking of putting my money there but was put off by the need to open a current account (with a monthly fee) and having to pay a fee...
Forum: Deposits 02-07-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,381
Posted By chewchew
http://www.askaboutmoney.com/showthread.php?t=1554...

http://www.askaboutmoney.com/showthread.php?t=155454
Forum: Deposits 14-05-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,197
Posted By chewchew
I chatted with one of the Banque Populaire (a...

I chatted with one of the Banque Populaire (a competitor) customer service representatives a while back and he told me that lots of Irish people were opening accounts with them at the time.

I...
Forum: Deposits 26-04-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,548
Posted By chewchew
I'm in a similar situation. I have about $10k in...

I'm in a similar situation. I have about $10k in USD. Not sure if I should wait for the dollar to rebound before converting it to Euros, or maybe the downward trend is likely to continue for the USD?...
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