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Bank Beating Exchange Rates

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
Bank Beating Exchange Rates

Picture this: You’ve found your dream property, you can’t wait to enjoy it, the sun, the wine, the laid back life style. But first, you have to make international transfers either in large sums to pay for it outright (or) send regular payments to pay a mortgage or service charges. It brings you back down […]

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What Does Brexit Mean for Expats In France?

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
What Does Brexit Mean for Expats In France?

As an Expat living in France or someone considering a move, the outcome of the forthcoming referendum could have huge repercussions for you. It is now less than three months until the referendum date of the 23rd June and at present polls suggest, although the gap is closing, that the UK will vote to stay […]

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Ask the Experts the answers to your tax in France questions

Written by on April 18, 2016 in Tax
Ask the Experts the answers to your tax in France questions

If you have a question about tax in France, contact us at The Good Life France and we’ll see if we can help you with our expert’s help. Question: I want to take a lump sum of my private UK pension. Is it better to take it before I move to France? I have been […]

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Renovating Property In France Money-Saving Tips

Written by on April 5, 2016 in Renovating in France, Tax
Renovating Property In France Money-Saving Tips

Renovating property in France is what expats do! We love to upgrade, restore and make old buildings worthy again from barns to chateaux – but did you know that certain home improvements can result in significant income tax gains? Jo-Ann Howell takes a look at just what tax relief and benefits are available to home […]

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Helpful Pension Information for British Expats In France

Written by on February 22, 2016 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement
Helpful Pension Information for British Expats In France

Since the Pension rules changed in the UK in 2015, British Expats in France may find that the new rules have significant effects. We looked at what it means in this article which covers who the rules apply to and some of the options.  Now we consider more details on pension information for British expats […]

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Essential Information About Pensions For British Expats In France

Written by on February 22, 2016 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement
Essential Information About Pensions For British Expats In France

The new UK pension rules that came into effect in April 2015 give you more choice, but specialist advice is so much more important for those  who live in France and have ‘left’ pensions behind in the UK when they moved here. We take a look at what the rules mean when it comes to […]

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French Financial Advice Tips for British Expats

Written by on January 11, 2016 in Tax
French Financial Advice Tips for British Expats

Before moving to France, you will have a myriad of things to organise, think about and do; not just the packing! Here are some useful tips from a financial point of view to help you consider your budget so that you have no nasty surprises later. 1. Inform the UK inspector of taxes at your […]

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French Tax Advice for expats

Written by on December 27, 2015 in Financial, Tax
French Tax Advice for expats

Choosing the right adviser is an important step towards making the most of your money, particularly so when you are moving abroad or are already here. Whilst finding the perfect home is a priority, planning finances can be overlooked. You need an adviser who will always work in your best interest and can help you […]

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Financial Advice for British Expats in France

Written by on September 22, 2015 in Pensions, Retirement, Tax
Financial Advice for British Expats in France

Before moving to France, there’s no doubt you will have a myriad of things to organise, think about and do – not just the packing! Here are some useful tips for British expats to be, to help you consider your budget so that you have no nasty surprises later. 1. Inform the UK inspector of […]

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Simple Guide to French Tax for British Expats

Written by on September 19, 2015 in Tax
Simple Guide to French Tax for British Expats

For those contemplating purchasing a second home in France or a complete move, often the misconceptions about tax and the complications of bureaucratic administration may prove offputting. But, it needn’t be a big problem. Here, in a nutshell is a run-down of major French taxes that you might think are onerous but which it might […]

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