An electric bill of 169, 798 euros?

Some poor fellow from Marbella has received a rather high electric bill. 169 thousand euros. Trouble is, he claims Endesa won’t discuss the bill until he pays it. Trouble is, they passed the direct debit through the bank, and now the bank is asking him for the money. So now he’s worried about going to jail. FACUA, the consumer organisation, has promised to look into the case. Frankly, I would have thought that a quick Continue reading An electric bill of 169, 798 euros?

Unicaja to merge with Caja Castilla la Mancha (shotgun wedding, although the in laws pretend it isn’t)

Marvellous idea. Our own Unicaja (formed several years ago out of a merger between several provincial cajas), also known as El Monte de Piedad y Caja de Ahorros de Ronda, Cádiz, Almería, Málaga y Antequera (or UNICAJA – Caja del Sol) is Andalucias biggest financial entity and is based out of Malaga. It has a huge portfolio, sound financial rating and little exposure of dodgy debt. Caja Castilla la Mancha is a second rate Caja Continue reading Unicaja to merge with Caja Castilla la Mancha (shotgun wedding, although the in laws pretend it isn’t)

Head of Extranjeria in Murcia arrested for selling residence permits

Hot on the case reported in Huelva (where the head of the Traffic police was arrested for selling forged driving licenses) comes a new case in Murcia: The head of the Extranjeria department (Inspector Jefe de la Segunda Actividad de la Brigada de Extranjeria y Documentacion de Murcia, a certain Diego de Gea, which deals with immigrants, residence permits and the like) has been arrested for selling off residencias and other such papers. Something seems Continue reading Head of Extranjeria in Murcia arrested for selling residence permits