Currency Information

Buying Property in France: The Process

Written by on February 26, 2021 in Currency Information
Buying Property in France: The Process

Once you have found your dream French property, here’s how to make sure you secure it and get it before someone else does. Below you will find the basic steps you will need to follow for buying a property in France – from the offer to taking possession of the keys… Get your documents and […]

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Getting a loan for your French property purchase

Written by on December 9, 2020 in Currency Information
Getting a loan for your French property purchase

When it comes to buying a house in France, a euro mortgage is definitely worth considering. It’s a good idea to start the borrowing process early. Knowing you have the finance sorted can help you plan expenses with confidence. And you might find you get a more favourable borrowing rate as well as being in […]

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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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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 25 years of experience, Universal Partners FX aims to take the mystery out of foreign exchange and provide clients with an excellent service, competitive rates, market insights and the right currency strategy to help save money. Introducing UPFX Often people default to their bank for international money transfers, because it seems easier. […]

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Exchange Rates and Their Impact

Written by on September 20, 2017 in Currency Information, Financial
Exchange Rates and Their Impact

Many of you reading this will be no stranger to the vagaries and volatility associated with the currency markets. It is a major consideration in any expatriates’ life unless they have severed all ties with the UK and have fully committed to a Francophile existence and at no time in recent history has it been […]

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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 simply means exchanging one currency for another. But, there are different methods for doing this. The way that is best for you depends on your specific requirements. When it comes to exchanging British pounds to euros there are three options: Travel cash/Holiday money Most people experience the process of currency exchange for their […]

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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

When it comes to foreign currency transfers, most of us think it can be a tad complicated and we simply arrange a direct transfer online through our bank account for the convenience. However we looked into the process and found it’s worthwhile to spend just a little bit of time to set up an account […]

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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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How To Make Your French Home More Affordable

Written by on June 29, 2016 in Currency Information, Financial
How To Make Your French Home More Affordable

When I bought my holiday home in France it was a struggle to pay for it but I knew that one day the sacrifices would be worth it. I learned all sorts of ways to make money go further – including converting my hard earned pounds to Euros. The old farmhouse that I fell in […]

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Euro Sterling Forecast July 2014

Written by on July 11, 2014 in Currency Information
Euro Sterling Forecast July 2014

Euro Sterling Forecast July 2014 Sterling rises and rises versus the euro! The pound has touched its highest against the common currency in 21 months this week, or since September 6th 2012, at 1.2633. By contrast, sterling was at just 1.1999 on January 1st 2014. Hence, it’s since climbed by +5.28%, or 6 cents. To […]

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