Living in France

Expert essential tips for moving to France

Written by on November 23, 2020 in Banks and Banking
Expert essential tips for moving to France

Moving to France has never been so popular. So, if you are planning to start your new life, here are some great tips from the experts at CA Britline, the French bank that speaks English, to help make your move smooth… Living in France is going to change for UK citizens post-Brexit (1 January 2021). […]

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Universal Partners FX –  currency transfers that save you money

Written by on November 16, 2020 in Currency Information
Universal Partners FX –  currency transfers that save you money

The currency market moves about from day to day, sometimes up, sometimes down. But when you’re looking at paying the deposit on your dream house in France or needing to send funds to pay bills or for things like building work – the last thing you need is more stress and uncertainty. And that’s where […]

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TV5MONDEPlus – free on demand platform for French films and shows

Written by on November 6, 2020 in Culture & Language, TV and Satellite
TV5MONDEPlus – free on demand platform for French films and shows

Improve your French. And enjoy a wide range of French films and TV series, documentaries, cookery shows and more with TV5MONDEplus – 100% free. The service aims to bring French language programmes and films to a global audience.  And, the platform is perfect for those who want to improve their French and enjoy some great […]

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Advice for residents in France with investments in the UK

Written by on October 31, 2020 in Financial
Advice for residents in France with investments in the UK

An update for UK expats already France tax resident (or moving to France) and with investments that are UK based from Paul Flintham at Beacon Global Wealth, financial advisors who specialise in advising expats in France. Citizens’ rights for UK nationals legally settled in France by the 31st of December 2020 are protected. An online […]

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Moving to France during the Covid crisis – Is it possible?

Written by on September 18, 2020 in Living in France, Property in France
Moving to France during the Covid crisis – Is it possible?

We have been receiving a lot of requests from readers since the start of the COVID pandemic, all asking the same question: “Is it possible to pack and move  my personal effects and possessions from  the UK to my new home in France during the Covid crisis?”. Well the simple answer is yes. We thought […]

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Everything you need to know about French Mortgages

Written by on July 15, 2020 in Banks and Banking, Financial
Everything you need to know about French Mortgages

An estimated 84,000 UK nationals moved across the Channel in 2019 –  a 10 year high. Traditionally most home buyers were retired or looking to purchase second homes, but France is an increasingly attractive option for young families and people in their 40’s and 50’s. Affordable property, beautiful countryside and coastline, great food, wine and […]

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Essential tips for moving to France

Written by on July 15, 2020 in Financial, Living in France
Essential tips for moving to France

You find your dream home in France, you can’t wait to move there and start living the good life but there are a few things you need to do first. You’ll need to fill in paperwork and notify authorities in the UK and France, sort out healthcare, maybe inheritance planning, savings, tax and whole host […]

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How much income do I need to live in France

Written by on June 8, 2020 in Financial, Living in France
How much income do I need to live in France

It’s a question that often comes up: “how much income do I need to be able to move to France?” We asked Jennie Poate, a qualified financial advisor in France and the UK to explain about the requirements of an income test for moving to France… Establishing residency in France When I first became an […]

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How to live the good life in France | Choosing where to live

Written by on May 23, 2020 in Buying a Home, Living in France
How to live the good life in France | Choosing where to live

If you dream of living the good life in France – you’re certainly not alone, it’s a popular dream! Expats in France are numerous and from all around the world. Drawn by the diversity of the landscapes, the food, sunshine, wine – there’s lots to tempt. Those who love snow and mountains head to the […]

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Unusual Retirement Options

Written by on March 25, 2020 in Retirement
Unusual Retirement Options

So, you’ve reached retirement age. After a life time of getting up to the alarm clocks call, going to work every day, maybe caring for your family, and saving for this day – you might be wondering what options you have. And these days, you have plenty of choices including some that are not your […]

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