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Residency / Re: Brexit - latest from Italian Government
« Last post by Brush Strokes on March 29, 2019, 02:07:58 PM »
Italian government?s March 2019 emergency decree on the UK leaving the EU without a deal
On the 25th March the Italian government issued a Decree outlining emergency measures which would be implemented if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Articles 14, 15 and 17 of the Decree refer to the future rights of UK nationals living in Italy.

Very useful info, thanks.
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Residency / Re: Brexit - latest from Italian Government
« Last post by levissima on March 29, 2019, 10:05:26 AM »
That?s nice to know, thanks.

Amazed that the Italian government is clear, the EU Parliament is clear, just the UK flapping about like headless chickens and this is supposedly what they want!
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Residency / Brexit - latest from Italian Government
« Last post by Berti on March 28, 2019, 06:44:08 PM »
Italian government?s March 2019 emergency decree on the UK leaving the EU without a deal
On the 25th March the Italian government issued a Decree outlining emergency measures which would be implemented if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Articles 14, 15 and 17 of the Decree refer to the future rights of UK nationals living in Italy.

You are not currently required to obtain a new non-EU residency permit. However, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK nationals resident in Italy should obtain a new non-EU residence permit before 31 December 2020. If you have lived in Italy for 5 years or more, you will be eligible for a permanent residence permit. If you have been living in Italy for less than 5 years you will be eligible for a temporary permit. Temporary resident permits will be valid for 5 years. Both types of residence permits will protect your rights including access to healthcare, right to work and access to social benefits. UK nationals will need to attend their local police station in person to obtain the new residence permit before December 2020. Your current EU residency certificate (either temporary or permanent) will remain valid until you have obtained your new one.

The Decree also confirms that the Italian government is committed to providing healthcare for S1 and S2 holders until 31 December 2020 for those who have previously paid into 2 systems before the UK leaves the EU.

If you are a UK national applying for Italian citizenship and you have the required 4 years residency in Italy before the date of the UK leaving the EU, your Italian citizenship application will be considered on the basis of EU nationality until the 31 December 2020.
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General finance / Re: Bank recommendations
« Last post by 2Heads on February 05, 2019, 05:04:17 PM »
I agree 100% with Levi about considering the positioning of the bank. At first we banked in Pescara but once we moved in it was completely inconvenient and we closed the account and opened a new one locally with BCC. (We've not had any problems with them) Fortunately we set up a direct debit for electricity before the resident/non-resident banking business was introduced and that simply continues. Incidentally, I was assured by the bank that the change came about not to 'punish' stranieri but to catch out Italians who were pretending to be from another nation for nefarious purposes. They asked us to come in to the branch to make the changeover and, in true Italian style, we had to sign 72 times between the two of us - God help the Brazilian rain forests! It doesn't seem to have made any difference at all except for the cheques, which I use to pay the delivery driver for gas, are now stamped to show we are not Italians.
For everyday transactions we use a pre-loaded card which is very convenient and can even be loaded on a mobile if you get to the checkout and find you haven't enough euros left on it.
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General finance / Re: Bank recommendations
« Last post by GeordieBorn on February 05, 2019, 11:18:05 AM »
Since Relaxed post on Fineco I've come across them quit a few times on other forums with very positive posts. A quick look at their UK site here would seem to indicate they are actually part of Unicredit. Not looked into charges, but reports I've read are good and they do a multiple currency account that may well suit those travelling by car to Italy as well as those living in Italy. Worth a look to see if it gets around any residency issue as you may well be able to run the account from the UK and/or Italy and still use both EUR and GBP, although there is some indication card transactions will always be in EUR and a exchange involved.
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General finance / Re: Bank recommendations
« Last post by Berris on January 25, 2019, 10:22:33 PM »
Thanks, Relaxed. Good points about the notario and agents fees. And thanks for passing on the tip about Fineco. I shall look them up!

Cheers!
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General finance / Re: Bank recommendations
« Last post by Relaxed on January 24, 2019, 10:19:14 PM »
I don't use it myself, but various friends recommend Fineco, which is an internet bank with quite low charges. I expect you'll find a website for them outlining their offerings (in English, because I think they are Europe wide). Of course you cannot fully depend on the English information, because there may be some wrinkles which the Italian banking authorities impose whch may not be mentioned - but it'll give you an idea.
You can certainly pay any house vendor by an electronic bank transfer (through a currency exchange, or from your own UK bank), but you cannot pay the notaio or your estate agent using cash, (money laundering regs) so I think you'd need to make those payments electronically as well if you don't have an Italian bank account.
The cell-phone number can be someone else's number if they agree - mine is used by half a dozen people for their debit cards (which has the side-effect that I always know when they are in Italy!)
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General finance / Re: Bank recommendations
« Last post by Berris on January 24, 2019, 09:23:49 PM »
Thanks, EssexRed! That does really help. I haven't got the plan entirely figured out and we've still to find *the* house. So it's really hand to have some options and an idea of what's possible.

Cheers!
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General finance / Re: Bank recommendations
« Last post by Essex Red on January 24, 2019, 05:58:22 PM »
I have a non resident account with Unicredit in Lanciano. They have a couple of people there who speak reasonable English. I used to work in banking and had a role which included evaluating Italian banks and thought they were one of the best and more internationally focused, which is why I chose them as well as convenient location for me.
The account works fine. I monitor it on line and top it up when needed with transfers from the UK. I use it to pay my electricity bill by direct debit and paying bills / spending money via my ATM card when I visit my house. I rarely go into the branch but when I do they are always helpful.
Charges are about 6 Euro a month which gets reduced when I have a balance over a couple of thousand.
I needed a local Sim pay (pay as you go) to get the pin when the account was opened but have not needed it since. 
Hope this helps.
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