Costa Blanca: cheap real estate on the white coast of Spain
Alicante is the most popular province in Spain with foreign property buyers. According to statistics from the Board of Registrars of Property (Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad, Bienes Muebles…

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Currency games: to whom and where it was profitable to buy overseas property
Currency fluctuations are affected by various factors: monetary policy, inflation, consumer confidence, GDP dynamics, and the balance of payments. As a rule, along with the growth of the currency, real…

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How the size of the capital and the behavior of owners of foreign accounts: the study of Tranio and Adam Smith
Russia joined the agreement on the automatic exchange of financial information (Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, MCAA), and at the end of December 2017 the OECD published a list of countries…

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Four largest banks in Greece successfully passed the ECB stress test

On May 5, the European Central Bank (ECB) published the results of the stress test of the four largest banks in Greece: with an unfavorable scenario, in the next three years their capital will fall no less than the minimum requirements of the ECB, which indicates the successful completion of a multi-year restructuring period.

To assess the state of banks, the ECB uses the coefficient of basic capital of the first level (Common Equity Tier 1, CET1) – this capital must be sufficient to cover possible unexpected losses of the bank in case of recession, low interest rates, currency weakening and falling real estate prices. The ECB is considering two scenarios: in the baseline scenario, the ratio should fall not lower than 8%, while unfavorable – 5.5%. Continue reading

Mortgage in Greece
Although the formal issuance of loans in Greece is not prohibited, in practice, banks do not issue loans to either local or foreign property buyers. The exception is the large…

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Mortgage in Spain
When buying a property, it is not always possible to pay immediately, therefore, mortgage lending is often used in transactions. Another important plus of mortgage lending is the ability to…

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Currency games: to whom and where it was profitable to buy overseas property
Currency fluctuations are affected by various factors: monetary policy, inflation, consumer confidence, GDP dynamics, and the balance of payments. As a rule, along with the growth of the currency, real…

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The rich also cry: what problems when buying a profitable property abroad, Russian-speaking investors face?
Buying property abroad is not easy for those who purchase it for the first time, and for already experienced investors. What difficulties do Russian-speaking buyers most often face? At the…

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