Many of us have wondered what it would be like to swap the noise and rush of city life for a more relaxed life abroad.
A strong value of sterling and enticing overseas property prices have meant that these dreams are becoming a reality for growing numbers of Brits looking to purchase in Europe.
After several years enjoying holidays in Spain, husband and wife John and Mandy Hayes decided to move to the Spanish town of El Pinos in Alicante. Drawn to the town’s traditional way of life and relaxed atmosphere, the Hayes also knew the purchase would be a sound investment for them.
“After a long career in finance, my wife and I were looking for a change. We had always dreamed of living in Spain and with retirement creeping closer, somewhere rural and calm was a top priority for us” John explains.
“We decided to sell our house in the UK and use the equity to purchase our villa. Through my years of banking experience, I knew that using a currency specialist was the best way to transfer the payment.
“After shopping around, Moneycorp offered us the best rate and we saved around £1,000 using them.”