Retirement

What to do with your UK Pension when you move to France

Written by on February 13, 2017 in Financial, Pensions, Retirement, Tax
What to do with your UK Pension when you move to France

What do I do with my UK Pension when I move to France? It’s a question we’re often asked at The Good Life France and we put it to financial expert Jennie Poate. She told us about a real life case study, one that she finds covers a common issue for expats moving to France. […]

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Caring for elderly relatives in france – what support is there for expats

Written by on February 3, 2017 in Expat Healthcare, Living in France, Retirement
Caring for elderly relatives in france – what support is there for expats

Looking after elderly relatives in France: We check out what assistance is available for expats… First of all, did you know that in France, children (where finances permit) can be obliged by the courts to support their parents and grandparents? Putting this obligation aside, having family to stay brings much joy, but having them move in […]

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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 Make Your Pension Go Further In France

Written by on September 4, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial, Pensions, Retirement
How To Make Your Pension Go Further In France

You’ve worked hard to pay for your dream retirement in France, now’s the time to enjoy that relaxed way of life you’ve planned.  If however, your ties to the UK are not entirely cut, and you have a pension being paid into a bank account in the UK –  then you should consider ways to […]

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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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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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Retirement to France – living the good life

Written by on February 24, 2013 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement to France – living the good life

France remains one of the top destinations for those wanting to retire overseas. Offering a great quality of life from city to country, fabulous food and great weather in many parts of the country it’s no surprise that surveys of Americans, British and Australians considering retirement show that France is high up the list. One […]

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Retirement in France

Written by on February 24, 2013 in Retirement with 0 Comments
Retirement in France

If you decide to leave your home country and retire to France you should make sure that you know about crucial issues that will affect you.  We’re assuming that you have already put in place a passport and any necessary visas to enable you to live in France but there are several other key factors […]

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QNUPS explained

Written by on August 22, 2012 in Retirement with 0 Comments
QNUPS explained

QNUPS Explained: tax, Pensions, Inheritance Tax – all areas which can confuse and confound many of the British citizens who are resident in France. For expats who are looking to reduce tax liabilities on their estate, it may well be that QNUPS – a not so well known cousin of QROPS might be the perfect […]

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