Sending money to Spain

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  1. Dave and Ginny

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    I've just tried to make a 20 euro deposit over the phone for our Winter in Benidorm but it wouldn't go through and they're obviously busy in the reception so I agreed to send it via bank transfer for which I have their bank details...

    ...however :rolleyes:...no way can I see to do this with my internet banking!

    Short of asking someone there at the moment to nip in and put it down for me...is there an easy way?
     
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    What bank are you using?
     
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    Paypal?
     
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    Set up a new person to pay in your Internet banking with their details, that's the way I did it a few times.
    Then you can transfer the money to them, they can de deleted afterwards unless you intend to pay them more of course.
    If it was La Torreta I paid a deposit through their website and paid the rest when we arrived.
     
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    I could use Norwich and Peterborough, Barclays or Nationwide. Also have a Paypal account.

    This is the details they have sent in an email...

    Datos banco

    BANCO SABADELL

    BENITELMO, S.L.

    IBAN : ES62 0081 1353 8300 0103 2913
    BIC : BSAB ESBB
     
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    You may need to ask your bank to make this payment unless you have a Euro account in the UK.
    Better to pay by card on their website if you can
     
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    Careful how much the bank charges for the transfer. May be more than the deposit!
     
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    I have a Moneycorp account which is much cheaper for international transfers than my uk bank which charges £25. For 20 euros I would be tempted to post the paper money! I found that the German campsite I booked last spring would not take a card payment over the phone.
     
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    You won't be able to pay that with normal internet banking, you would have to go into the branch and arrange a transfer there - but as already mentioned it will probably cost more than the deposit. :) Sending them a crisp twenty euro note by post sounds like the best answer - or get on to your bank and arrange for them not to block the transfer by card over the phone - which I guess is probably what happened.
     
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    @Dave and Ginny do you happen to have a Hymer and have recently been in the Mosel? NMC question!!! Any blame must go to @Anthea M !!!!!!!!!!
     
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    If you get stuck my son fly's out next Sunday 2nd October...
    I can get him to go and drop €20 in for you (y)
     
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    I've got a Euro account with Sabadell.
    I could send it for you and you just transfer the £'s to me... I have a nationwide account too.
     
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    As someone has already said you can send it by PayPal as you have an account.
     
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    One of the benefits of having a FairFX account, as well as the prepaid card you get an international payments system which allows direct payments without charges from your UK bank account at decent exchange rates
     
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    Santander have am international payment section on the online banking but it will cost you £25 to send!!! Ring or email tell them that it will cost more than the deposit to transfer and can you just give them your cc details?
     
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    We use transferwise, you put in how many euros you want to send and they tell you how many pounds it will be and you transfer the money to their uk account, they then send the money on to whoever you say, the campsite, and the charge is £1.

    www.transferwise.com
     
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    You can send CASH by Paypal. if you have their E_mail addresses. I send money to my Grand-kids In Australia this way.

    Pete
     
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    Thanks for all the replies and help!

    I had a feeling it would possibly end up costing more than the actual deposit!

    I've had a kind offer from @Sheddy to nip in and pay it next weekend for me (y), but I have a couple of friends already at El Raco that I'll ask...just didn't want to be a bother (or get into debt :rolleyes:) if I didn't need to be:).

    I suspect the guy I passed my details to at Raco reception got a digit or two wrong so it didn't go through! It sounded as if he was busy and a bit flustered!
     
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    OK, @Dave and Ginny get ready for this! :D
    To make a payment via bank transfer, you will need to look at you online banking. You will see an option for Swift transfer, go into that, and enter the bank details you have. It will go through, BUT the bank charges for Swift are astronomical.
    I would suggest that the reason the original transfer didn't work was because they entered the CC details incorrectly. I have had this many times. The cheapest way to resolve it. Phone your CC provider and ask why they declined the payment. They are usually really helpful, and will give you an exact reason. Then phone the place, tell them what they did wrong, and it will all go through.
    I have had this many times, I don't know why so many campsites have issues taking money from foreign cards! :D
     
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    Hi Pete,just wondered if your grandkids have a PayPal account?
     
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