They did warn us 
Internet banking is not as common in Spain as it is in the Netherlands. According to my source (aka my son) there is only one bank that is suffcient and that is ING Direct. A bank that does not have many offices, so we have to go to a village about 25 km from where we are right now.
Unfortunately this ride was in vain, ING does not want us as a customer: we are not (yet) residents. According to the man we should better go to another bank, Caixa for instance.
(I think it’s hilarious that a bank employee recommends another bank)
To be continued…