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Banque Populaire Cote d'Azur

Banking services on the French Riviera

Banque Populaire Cote d’Azur is a Regional Mutual Bank, located in Nice, just in front of the airport on the Promenade des Anglais. It has a network of 115 branches all over the French Riviera (Alpes-Maritimes and Var departments), including

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Choosing a financial adviser

In the UK, if you need taxation, inheritance, investment or pension planning, you would contact an independent financial adviser. As these issues are even more important when starting a new life abroad, it is common sense to do the same.

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Financial services in France

The financial services industry is organised very differently in France to the UK. Separate rules and regulations exist for the three main industries offering financial products.

Carole and Ron enjoying life in France

Coping with the weak pound in France

Carole and Ron moved from Bristol in the UK to France 12 years ago and bought a farmhouse in the Charente. However, this year, their lifestyle has been affected by the weak pound. Here, Carole explains what they have done to cushion the effects of the weak pound.

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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

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Claiming winter fuel allowance in France

Can you reside in France and still claim the British Government’s winter fuel allowance? The good news is that the answer is maybe – you could get between £100 and £300 to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 July 1951 – but there are a number of conditions and exceptions.

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…