Living in France

How To Hire A Car In France With A British Driving Licence

Written by on July 7, 2016 in Driving in France
How To Hire A Car In France With A British Driving Licence

Avoid driving license confusion: Your licence and driving in France Changes to your licence: As of the 8 June 2015, the paper counterpart to the photocard driving licence was abolished. This change affects people with driving licences in England, Scotland and Wales. Please note, however, that there is still a requirement for a paper counterpart […]

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Post ‘Brexit’ Bleus?

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
Post ‘Brexit’ Bleus?

It can’t have escaped anyone’s notice that the UK voted on Thursday the 23rd June to leave the European Union. To say that the vote has already caused a great deal of uncertainty and in some areas turmoil would be a massive understatement. Headlines have not made for happy reading and will have caused a degree […]

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How To Make Your French Home More Affordable

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
How To Make Your French Home More Affordable

When I bought my holiday home in France it was a struggle to pay for it but I knew that one day the sacrifices would be worth it. I learned all sorts of ways to make money go further – including converting my hard earned pounds to Euros. The old farmhouse that I fell in […]

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Looking for Love and Friendship in France

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Expats in France, Living in France
Looking for Love and Friendship in France

Are you an English speaking expat in France looking for romance, friendship or companionship? Then you probably know how hard it can be to meet people. Even in your own country it can be tough, but as an expat in France, it can feel impossible at times.  Or at least it used to. Since Expat […]

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Brexit: Will it affect your money?

Written by on June 21, 2016 in Financial
Brexit: Will it affect your money?

With the EU referendum fast approaching, what impact would “leaving” or indeed “remaining” in the EU have on the British Pound? Our partners at FC Exchange have created a Brexit currency calculator that looks at the potential outcomes for the pound against some of the major currencies. Both the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps are becoming […]

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How to keep your Fosse Septique Sweet

How to keep your Fosse Septique Sweet

Ah France… the sweet scent of croissants, fine wine, delicious cakes and soft baguettes. A place to enjoy the sun and dine al fresco or laze outdoors drinking in the fresh air… unless you have a fosse septique that lets you down. A foul fosse problem is a common occurrence for home and gite owners […]

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Banking in France | Share Dealing

Written by on June 2, 2016 in Banks and Banking, Financial
Banking in France | Share Dealing

In France, you can hold a share dealing account at your bank, with a stockbroker, or on the internet. The normal safe custody account is called a “Compte Titres”. A share is an “action” and a Government or Corporate Bond is an “obligation”. Most people deal in shares through a specific form of investment called […]

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How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

How to Get the Best Deal on Car Hire in France

For the best deals for car hire in France – look no further. We’ve done the hard work for you and found one of the best car hire sites there is with thousands of pick up and drop off locations, a huge choice of cars, market leading rates plus an exclusive discount for The Good […]

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Securing IT Assets

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Internet
Securing IT Assets

Securing IT Assets: How to Prevent Intruders from Accessing Your Private Conferences Website infiltration has become a pervasive problem for many companies due to the potential for sensitive data to be compromised which could result in millions of dollars in losses. The 2014 violation of the Sony Playstation network, the $81 million Bangladesh online bank […]

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European Driving Laws

European Driving Laws

Driving is a great way to explore a country you’re visiting. Going off the beaten track and discovering a hidden gem not in the guide book is one of the great joys of travel. That unrivalled feeling of freedom to go where you want, when you want. And in Europe we are spoilt for choice […]

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