Banks and Banking

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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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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The Basics of Banking in France

Written by on August 1, 2018 in Banks and Banking, Financial
The Basics of Banking in France

There may not be huge differences when it comes to banking in France and the UK or other countries, however there maybe  some. Sian Lee-Duclos of CA Britline explains. Before looking at the general differences, let’s break the myth that many people have that unless you have a French address (main residence or holiday home) […]

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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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Banking in France | Share Dealing

Written by on June 2, 2016 in Banks and Banking, Financial
Banking in France | Share Dealing

In France, you can hold a share dealing account at your bank, with a stockbroker, or on the internet. The normal safe custody account is called a “Compte Titres”. A share is an “action” and a Government or Corporate Bond is an “obligation”. Most people deal in shares through a specific form of investment called […]

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Five important things to know about banking in France

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Banks and Banking
Five important things to know about banking in France

  The answers to five common questions about banking in France: How do I write a cheque/check out in France? Always write it in French (it is surprisingly easy to forget) and remember that in France a full stop/point is used to mark the thousands, while a comma (virgule) separates the cents: one thousand Euros […]

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Five frequently asked questions about banking in France

Written by on April 3, 2013 in Banks and Banking
Five frequently asked questions about banking in France

We have all the answers you need to the most frequently asked questions about French banks and banking in France: Can I open a bank account in France if I don’t live there? If you own a holiday home in France but don’t live there or are intending to spend a long time in France […]

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Your French Bank Statement Explained

Written by on March 27, 2013 in Banks and Banking
Your French Bank Statement Explained

  Your French bank statement pops into your post box, you open it and find a raft of words, expressions and abbreviations that you’ve never come across before. Here is a list of common French bank words and French bank statement abbreviations that you are likely to find in your French bank statement or when […]

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Paying cash deposits into a French bank

Written by on March 27, 2013 in Banks and Banking
Paying cash deposits into a French bank

Paying cash into a French bank might be a little more difficult than you would think – or hope. Many banks in France are regionalised so if you want to make a cash deposit into a branch outside your home bank region, that branch may not have access to your account details even though it […]

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What is an RIB in France?

Written by on March 27, 2013 in Banks and Banking
What is an RIB in France?

  An RIB or Relevé d’Identité Bancaire is a French bank document which details the coordinates of your bank branch and account. When you live in France you’ll find it necessary to have an RIB for all sorts of things from setting up direct debits to paying utility bills or making cash deposits into your […]

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