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Residence Qualification for Expats in France

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Expats in France, Financial, Tax
Residence Qualification for Expats in France

At The Good Life France we like to try to answer some of those tricky finance questions you have about life in France such as what makes someone a resident in France. It’s not always as clear as you might think. We asked the experts at Beacon Global Wealth to clarify the residency question: Question: […]

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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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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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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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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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