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We recently had the opportunity to meet with Emma Quantrill – Golden Leaves International Operations Director.

Emma pointed out while the company is well known for Funeral Plans and the support, removing the burden of arranging a funeral for grieving loved ones at what can be a very difficult and upsetting time.

What you may not be aware of, is the company also offers additional Expat Services to all Expatriates living in Spain.

In addition to Funeral Plans, Golden Leaves also offer Health Insurance, General Insurances, Legal Services, NIE/Residencia Assistance, Wealth Management and Currency Exchange, which makes Golden Leaves International a one stop shop for all your expatriate needs, while offering a friendly, professional and knowledgeable service to their customers.

They will guide you through every step of the way from arranging quotes and appointments, answering any questions, making a claim, which we all know can be a very stressful situation.

Private Health Insurance

We spoke with Private Health Insurance Specialist Victoria, she explains how the Health Insurance policies that Golden Leaves offer are very comprehensive and good value for money.

They also offer a lot of benefits like, having no co-payments, use English speaking doctors at some of the top hospitals in Spain, do not have waiting lists, covers emergency travel care abroad and includes annual check-ups, dental cover, multi policy discounts, ambulance and emergency cover.

Victoria is always on hand and happy to help each client through every aspect of Private Health Insurance. For example, if you are applying for a Health Policy to assist in obtaining your Residencia, Victoria will book the appointment for you, fill in the forms and advise you on all the documentation required. She always goes the extra mile!

Victoria ‘s Client says: “I have been very pleased with the Private Health Insurance that Golden Leaves provided for me. Victoria talked me through everything and answered all my questions promptly. Since I have taken out the insurance, I have had continued help from Victoria if needed. No hesitation in recommending Health Insurance with Golden Leaves.”

General Insurance

General Insurance Specialist, Emma was also on hand to give us a little insight in to their General Insurances. Golden Leaves offer a wide range of General Insurance products such as Travel, Car, Home Marine and Business Insurance.

A few tips from Emma in her experience in General Insurance…

If you Plan to travel:

Not many people are aware once you are legal resident in Spain, then you do not have automatic free and unlimited access to the NHS, when you travel to the U.K.

You can get a Spanish EHIC, but this gives very limited cover compared to their Travel Insurance policy, which gives up to €10 million cover for medical. Up to €5,000 for travel cancellations and should the worst happen, all their policies include repatriation of the deceased and companion on the trip.

The Travel policies will cover up to 60 days on an annual multi trip policy and up to 180 days on a single trip policy.

Home cover

Whether it be your own residential home, a property you rent out short or long term or even if you are a tenant, Golden Leaves can offer a building and contents policy to insure your property, as well as coverage for high-value items outside the home.

They also offer a policy for Communities and Community Associations.

Emma added, “It is important to be open with your insurers, as there are factors that could affect the policy and indeed whether you will continue to be insured if you do not do this, e.g. you must let the insurers know if you are going to let your property out on a short or long term basis.”

Emma also noted that in December the policies allow an additional 10% cover to for any Christmas shopping, 25% free of charge on contents for valuables, bicycle and golf equipment are covered all risk in Spain only.


Golden Leaves can provide competitive Car Insurance and they currently insure cars registered in Spain, UK, Gibraltar and Portugal. Emma highlighted that they will accept No Claims Bonuses (NCB) from previous policies, even if the bonus was not earned in Spain and how they can offer protection for your NCB. Other benefits of taking insurance with Golden Leaves is they also offer age discounts and there is an option to restrict named drivers, which could, potentially, lower your annual premium further and in turn, save you money!

Emma’s clients say: “From the first time I spoke with Emma, I felt I was talking to someone who actually cared about making sure I had the right product with the right cover at the right price. Emma had time to listen to me and I felt safe in taking out insurance with her. She worked hard to obtain the very best prices for me & beat my previous insurer (the one using a big red phone) by miles for better cover. So now all my insurance. For the house, cars & scooter is all in one place with Emma and Golden Leaves. I have one contact for claims, renewals and queries, that I have complete 100% confidence & trust in.”

Additionally, Golden Leaves have been awarded an internationally recognized business excellence accreditation.

This demonstrates Golden Leaves commitment to comply with strict regulations, while providing both the highest levels of service, compassion, support and security to its customers.

If you would like to find out more, please do contact Victoria, Emma & The Golden Leaves Team on 966 493 082 or alternatively email and we will be happy to help.

Any more Questions?
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If you would like more detailed information about all of your options, use the contact form on this page. Alternatively, phone us on the following numbers:

Call us FREE on 0800 85 44 48 (UK) 8000 98 309 (SPAIN) or +44 208 684 34 64 if calling from anywhere else outside the UK

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