Living in France

The Online Dating Scene in Paris

Written by on January 9, 2017 in Living in France
The Online Dating Scene in Paris

Anyone who has ever dated online is likely to have a fair share of horror stories. Although the world wide web has the power to connect us with thousands of people we would never have met without it, there will also be those we wish we hadn’t. Is too much choice sometimes a negative thing? […]

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The State of Video Communication, from Mobile to Immersive

Written by on January 6, 2017 in Technology
The State of Video Communication, from Mobile to Immersive

Not too long ago, video conferencing was an expensive novelty: a cool toy for tech and communications companies, but not really a tool for day-to-day business. That perception has changed quickly over the last few years, thanks to some big steps forward in both the hardware and software that make video calls possible. Since 2011, […]

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Top Tips for Brits moving to France

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Pensions, Retirement, Tax
Top Tips for Brits moving to France

There’s always such a lot to think about when you’re moving to France – from packing boxes and making sure your favourite glasses don’t get broken when you’re loading them onto the removal lorry to getting your post redirected. Some things are easy to forget but are really important for ensuring a successful move when […]

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How to Get a Carte de Resident in France

Written by on November 29, 2016 in Living in France
How to Get a Carte de Resident in France

When it comes to making a permanent move to France, naturalisation, which includes a stringent language and cultural understanding test which worries many people, is not the only option. Who can have a Carte de Resident? The French carte de resident or carte resident longue durée UE, which is normally designed for 5+ year residents […]

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4 Ways to Get Up to Speed with the Digital Age

Written by on November 25, 2016 in Internet
4 Ways to Get Up to Speed with the Digital Age

No matter your age or computer literacy level, technology advances so quickly that it is all too easy to feel as if you are being left behind and missing out on opportunities as a result. It is even more difficult if your office has failed to modernize and adapt along with competitors or doesn’t have […]

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What’s the best Currency Exchange for you?

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Currency Information
What’s the best Currency Exchange for you?

Currency exchange in its simplest is just that, exchanging one currency for another but there are different methods of doing this and which one is best for you will depend on what your specific requirement is. Euan Mclachlan at FC Exchange takes a look at converting British pounds to euros and three different options for […]

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Banking In France | Accounts Explained

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Banks and Banking
Banking In France | Accounts Explained

When it comes to banking in France, as an expat, things might be a little different from what you’re used to back home. We ask the experts to explain some of the most common terms and facts about French bank accounts. French Savings Accounts An instant access savings account is called a “Compte sur Livret”. […]

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How To Save Money On Your Euro Transfers

Written by on November 3, 2016 in Currency Information
How To Save Money On Your Euro Transfers

We look at some of the most commonly asked questions about foreign currency transfers and find that it really is possible to save money by using a currency dealer. We ask the experts your questions about how to save money on your Euro transfers… Can I really save by using a currency dealer versus a […]

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Expat Life in Picardy France

Written by on October 5, 2016 in Buying a Home, Living in France
Expat Life in Picardy France

We talk to John Sjotun who lives in the Oise department about expat life in Picardy, where he is a local agent for the award winning estate agency Leggett Immobillier. Oise is about 35km north of Paris and is home to a number of outstanding attractions such as the Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Pierrefonds […]

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Best Virtual Meeting Platform for Your Company: 4 Things to Consider

Written by on September 29, 2016 in Working in France
Best Virtual Meeting Platform for Your Company: 4 Things to Consider

Virtual meetings are the perfect solution to a lot of the conundrums facing the state of the modern corporate meeting. Companies set daily meetings that end up turning into nothing more than a waste of time – and it often gets worse the higher up a person goes in the executive ladder. The CEO of […]

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