I'm off to live in warmer climes shortly and I'm trying too sort out our finances (which is remenisant of a monkey with a rubics cube) and I'm steadily getting nowhere. Here's my probs and any advice would be gratefully recieved. Moving to Portugal. Been there already, have a bank account there etc etc and that part is sorted, but, I get a pension which is paid into our UK current account and from that there will be one or two standing orders going out to cover some bills here. I've decided to keep this arrangement running, rather than shut everything down and have the pension transfered abroad, as it will continue to give us a 'Credit Presence' here in Blighty with the banks in case we should return. My prob is decided whats the most cost effective way of getting my sweaty little mitts on this pension cash in Portugal. Cashlines are freely available, I'm aware of International Money transfers etc but the banks don't half take a serious cut for these services. Is there a cheaper way ? Also read that at least one of the Brit Banks, Barclays, have branches in the Algarve. If I had a current account with them would I be able to draw UK cash from the Portuguese branch for nothing ? So, any advice, espescially re cheapness. I am a Sweaty and could it be simple please. I am a monkey with a rubics cube. Cheers Ubique ya bass !!!