Living in France

The Good Life for expats in the Loire Valley

Written by on April 22, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
The Good Life for expats in the Loire Valley

Charlotte Field from the UK talks about life as an expat in charming Chinon, Loire Valley where she has lived for eight years and works as a local agent for Leggett Immobillier, the award winning French Estate Agency… Where are you from and how did you come to be living in France? I was brought […]

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I’m an expat in France with a UK pension so where do I pay tax?

Written by on April 22, 2018 in Pensions, Tax
I’m an expat in France with a UK pension so where do I pay tax?

When it comes to paying tax, for UK expats in France, it can sometimes seem like a complicated process with rules for this and that. We answer some of the most common questions that UK expats ask when it comes to tax in France. Question: I moved to France last year. I have a teacher’s pension […]

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How to limit your inheritance liabilities in France by gifting

Written by on April 10, 2018 in Financial, Tax
How to limit your inheritance liabilities in France by gifting

When it comes to managing your finances in France, knowing what the rules are is essential.  From tax to pensions, savings and investments and more, we look at the most common questions asked by expats. The process of gifting in France Question: I want to make a gift of cash of £20,000 to my son […]

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How to make the most of your money when it comes to currency exchange

Written by on April 9, 2018 in Currency Information
How to make the most of your money when it comes to currency exchange

With more than 20 years of experience, OFX aims to take the mystery out of foreign exchange and provide clients with best in class service, competitive rates, market insights and the right currency strategy to help you plan ahead. Introducing OFX – Where the world’s moving when it comes to global payments Often people default […]

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What to do with a pension lump sum when you move to France

Written by on April 8, 2018 in Pensions
What to do with a pension lump sum when you move to France

We speak to Jennie Poate, Financial Advisor at Beacon Global Wealth about the sometimes complicated regulations for expats who have pensions and want to move to France. One of our readers wanted to know what to do with a lump sum from a UK Pension and Jennie took us through the possibilities. Helping you enjoy […]

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How house sitters can help home owners in France

How house sitters can help home owners in France

We speak to expert house sitter and owner of HouseSit Match Lamia Walker to get the low down on why home owners in France should consider house sitters for all sorts of reasons. How can house sitters benefit home owners in France? Minimise stress for pets: If you’re a pet owner, when you’re on holiday, keeping […]

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British artist in France creates pet souvenirs

British artist in France creates pet souvenirs

  Artist Susan Faye, a British expat in France, has always been passionate about animals, especially dogs.  As a child she says she would bring home any dog she found roaming the streets but wasn’t allowed to keep them until at the age of 16, when her parents agreed she could  bring home ‘Shonti’, a  […]

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The Good Life for expats in the Gers

Written by on March 6, 2018 in Expats in France, Living in France
The Good Life for expats in the Gers

When British artist Perry Taylor and his Dutch wife Caroline moved to rural Gascony, south west France, one of the things they were really looking forward to, apart from the gorgeous countryside, fabulous cuisine and wines and laid back lifestyle… was keeping chickens. The real good life in France “We live in a 250 year-old […]

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Hearing Aids France, an English language service in France

Written by on February 26, 2018 in Healthcare
Hearing Aids France, an English language service in France

Hearing Aids France in the southwest of France, is an English language service for expats requiring hearing tests or hearing aids. The company is run by Paul Vanderstay, an expat Brit who was a hearing specialist for 40 years in the UK. On moving to France he realised that many expats would benefit from being […]

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How to handle the annual tax return requirements in France

Written by on February 23, 2018 in Financial, Tax
How to handle the annual tax return requirements in France

The annual tax return needs to be completed by May in France. Financial expert Jennie Poate explains how to complete the paperwork and what’s required, leaving you to enjoy the good life in France. Basic tax returns for expats in France Many British expats who are resident in France will have some income derived from […]

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