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Cheques, credit and debit cards in France

While your existing cards will be accepted in most sizeable shops, service stations and restaurants, you may find a few differences in the way bank cards and cheques work in France.

Pension benefits France

Make the most of your UK pension

It is now possible for expatriate Britons to export their pension funds out of the UK. Jane Goodall, Director, International Pensions, at Blevins Franks, explains how it works

Bank RIBs

RIB stands for RELEVE D’IDENTITE BANCAIRE, meaning ‘statement of banking identity’, and these very useful documents. It is always a good idea to…


Paying bills in France

Escaping to your dream home in France unfortunately doesn’t mean escaping from paying the bills. The system, however, is not to dissimilar to that in the UK