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Expats in France Tax Questions Answered

Written by on March 6, 2017 in Financial, Tax
Expats in France Tax Questions Answered

If you’re resident in France and an expat from the UK, you’ll no doubt have to get to grips with the French income tax system. It often seems complicated, heavily administrative and can be frustrating. Financial expert Jennie Poate looks at some common questions that expats have about tax issues in France. Tax in France – Double […]

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New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

Written by on February 25, 2017 in Financial, Insurance, Tax
New French Legislation for Assurance Vie Policies

The Assurance Vie is the most popular long term savings product in France. It offers a choice of investment funds, tax and inheritance advantages. There are two types, those offered in France by French companies and normally only in Euros and those ore recently offshore in places such as Luxembourg and Dublin. The latter more often […]

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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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What’s the best Currency Exchange for you?

Written by on November 11, 2016 in Currency Information
What’s the best Currency Exchange for you?

Currency exchange in its simplest is just that, exchanging one currency for another but there are different methods of doing this and which one is best for you will depend on what your specific requirement is. Euan Mclachlan at FC Exchange takes a look at converting British pounds to euros and three different options for […]

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Banking In France | Accounts Explained

Written by on November 7, 2016 in Banks and Banking
Banking In France | Accounts Explained

When it comes to banking in France, as an expat, things might be a little different from what you’re used to back home. We ask the experts to explain some of the most common terms and facts about French bank accounts. French Savings Accounts An instant access savings account is called a “Compte sur Livret”. […]

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How To Save Money On Your Euro Transfers

Written by on November 3, 2016 in Currency Information
How To Save Money On Your Euro Transfers

We look at some of the most commonly asked questions about foreign currency transfers and find that it really is possible to save money by using a currency dealer. We ask the experts your questions about how to save money on your Euro transfers… Can I really save by using a currency dealer versus a […]

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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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Residence Qualification for Expats in France

Written by on August 17, 2016 in Expats in France, Financial, Tax
Residence Qualification for Expats in France

At The Good Life France we like to try to answer some of those tricky finance questions you have about life in France such as what makes someone a resident in France. It’s not always as clear as you might think. We asked the experts at Beacon Global Wealth to clarify the residency question: Question: […]

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