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Crédit Agricole Charente-Périgord is here to help you with your banking and insurance needs. We have a dedicated team of bilingual advisors at Charente Périgord United who know just how important it is that you get the right advice for your banking and insurance needs in a language that you understand.
Now that you have your French bank account here’s a guide on what goes where on the cheque.
Charente Perigord United is an English speaking department that is part of Crédit Agricole Charente Périgord bank. They provide an English-speaking customer line for all Crédit Agricole Charente-Périgord customers so you can always talk to someone in English about your banking and insurance needs.
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.
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.
No! Whether a person has French nationality or not has no bearing on the availability of investments in France, as Charlotte Sephton of CA Charente-Périgord explains
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.
Financial experts Siddalls looks at some of the different options for people looking to save and invest money when living in France…
It has always been important to make your money work as hard as possible for you. However, that is possibly even more important in the current economic environment.
Dave Hardy from Siddalls financial advisers tells us how he came to be living and working in france after meeting a French lady at a football match!
The cost of petrol, diesel, heating oil and food in France. FrenchEntrée brings you an overall guide on how to make your pounds and euros go further…
David Anderson and Graeme Perry of solicitors and chartered tax advisors Sykes Anderson highlight a hidden ‘stealth tax’ on UK personal pension schemes, and examine the implications for people resident in France
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
France is a popular place for people to move to when they retire. David Franks, chief executive of Blevins Franks, examines ways to look after your savings
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.
Everyday phrases for when you’re at the bank – à la banque
There is no banking Ombudsman as such in France. However, a free médiateur service can be used to try and find a satisfactory solution to a customer complaint…
RIB stands for RELEVE D’IDENTITE BANCAIRE, meaning ‘statement of banking identity’, and these very useful documents. It is always a good idea to…
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