Financial advice in Portugal

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How to collect your pension in Portugal

Retirees in Portugal
Retirement age is finally here, and you have big plans – moving to Portugal. And we salute you for your wise decision. With 3000 hours of sunshine per year, some of Europe’s most stunning beaches, beautiful cities and friendly people, Portugal sounds like the right choice.

How to send or transfer money in Portugal

How do you move money in Portugal or between countries? / Gtres
Sending money in Portugal isn’t expensive or difficult. However, you do need to compare different services and their rates to find the best deal for you. This article will help you to do your research and make your transfer successfully.

What are the running costs of a house in Portugal?

How much is the cost of running a Portuguese property? / Gtres
Once you’ve decided where you want to buy property in Portugal and how much you can expect to pay based on average house prices there, you’ll also want to know about the price of upkeep and maintenance.

Who is exempt from paying the IMI tax?

Under what circumstances can you gain exemption from paying the Municipal Property Tax in Portugal?
April is here and it’s time to pay the Municipal Property Tax (Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis or IMI). By now, most of the taxpayers in Portugal should have been billed to their home. In many cases, however, it is possible to claim exemption from paying the IMI. How? Let’s find out.

How to open a current account in a bank in Portugal

What’s the process for opening a Portuguese bank account?
Whether you’re planning to move to Portugal permanently or you’re just staying for a few months, it may be necessary to open a bank account for even the most basic transactions. Luckily, it’s really simple to do, as we explain in this article.

How to work out the price of a property

What should you keep in mind when valuating a property?
Are you paying a fair price for your home in the sun, or is the owner being overly ambitious with the asking price? Try using these 5 parameters to find out…

What are the costs involved in buying a house in Portugal?

How much does it cost to buy a house and what do you spend it on?
The cost of buying a house is more than just your monthly mortgage payments. Before that, experts recommend that you save at least 13% of the value of the property to help with the following costs: Expenses with or without a mortage, in new and used properties

Rent or buy: which is more cost-effective?

Is it better for you to rent or to buy a property in Portugal?
Whether you’re looking at flats, villas or holiday homes, there’s always the decision of whether to buy or rent, but how do you know which is best? It’s worth taking the following into account . . .

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