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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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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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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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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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Can you afford to retire in France?

Written by on January 17, 2020 in Retirement
Can you afford to retire in France?

I’ve been giving financial advice to English speaking clients who live outside of their home country for more than 23 years. And for 13 years, I’ve been based in France. The people I help are certainly a varied bunch of folks. Some have settled into their new country and new lifestyle very well. Others not-so-well. […]

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Get your French property ready for winter

Written by on November 19, 2019 in Insurance, Living in France
Get your French property ready for winter

Practical tips on keeping your home in France secure and in good condition when cold weather arrives. These tips will help you get your French property ready for winter. What’s winter like in France? There are many reasons to love winters in France. The crisp blue skies on a clear day, the hearty soups and […]

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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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