Financial

How bank cards work in France

Written by on August 27, 2019 in Banks and Banking
How bank cards work in France

Did you know that French banks may restrict the amount of money you can spend on your card. It’s something that regularly catches people out when they’re new to France. We asked the experts at Credit Agricole Britline, the French bank that speaks English, how to avoid this problem and all about French cards… How […]

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Guide to the French Avis d’Impot | Income Tax

Written by on August 20, 2019 in Tax
Guide to the French Avis d’Impot | Income Tax

Avis d’Impot is basically income tax in France. All tax residents of France are required to complete a form for the Avis d’Impot which includes reported income and the requirement for the date of submission may change. A general calendar of dates for tax notices is available online as well as by mail.  Understanding your […]

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Understanding French Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on property sales

Written by on August 10, 2019 in Tax
Understanding French Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on property sales

If your main home/principal residence is in France and you are a tax resident in France it is a legal obligation that you declare all your world/global income and annual capital gains to the French tax authorities. It’s irrelevant if gains are made outside of France. For example if you have moved to France from […]

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How to plan your French property purchase and your move to France 

Written by on August 6, 2019 in Financial, Retirement
How to plan your French property purchase and your move to France 

When it comes to thinking about your move to France, you may have decided the area that you want to live in, checked schools and transport links. But will organising your finances be further down the to do list when it should be near the top? Before moving to France, there’s no doubt you will […]

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Euro Savings Accounts – What is available in France?

Written by on April 29, 2019 in Banks and Banking
Euro Savings Accounts – What is available in France?

All about Euro savings accounts: what’s available for both residents and non-residents in France… Let’s start with the basic euro savings account information. If you have a current euro account with a French bank which you use to make all your euro payments, then you can open a euro savings account. It’s a simple application […]

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French tax returns for new expats in France

Written by on April 29, 2019 in Tax
French tax returns for new expats in France

In all the excitement of moving to France, it’s easy to forget things, including the dreaded administration requirements. Making sure you enter the French tax system correctly as a tax resident is vital. But it doesn’t need to be as difficult as you might think, says Jennie Poate at Beacon Global Wealth. She explains how […]

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The Experts guide to french mortgages

Written by on January 2, 2019 in Mortgages
The Experts guide to french mortgages

We asked the experts at CA Britline, who specialise in Banking and Insurance services in France, to explain French mortgages: Mortgages are available to residents in France, UK and Ireland. Buying a property in France whether to use for holidays, longer periods or to rent out whilst still residing in the UK is possible with […]

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Changes to French tax from January 2019

Written by on January 2, 2019 in Tax
Changes to French tax from January 2019

The experts explain the main changes to French tax for the year commencing January 2019 that may affect expats in France or those intending to move to France. The main changes to tax in France in 2019: PAYE in France The big change in France for 2019 will be the full introduction of PAYE (pay […]

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How to choose the right Financial adviser for expats in France

Written by on November 13, 2018 in Financial
How to choose the right Financial adviser for expats in France

As an expat in France, when you search for a financial adviser, how can you be assured that they are right for you? In principle there are three categories of adviser: Tied, Restricted and Independent. Tied Advisers in France In France there are insurance company agents working almost in every town – they typically represent just […]

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Insurance cover in France

Written by on October 19, 2018 in Financial, Insurance
Insurance cover in France

Whether it’s French Home and Contents, Vehicle, Legal Protection or Top-Up Health insurance, this handy guide explains insurance cover in France. CA Britline’s experts take you through the different types and levels of insurance: French Home and Contents Cover Protecting your property, whether it’s a secondary home, main home or rented out on a short […]

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