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Mar Bonnin-Palmer

About the author:

Mar Bonnin-Palmer is a Senior Key Account Manager at Moneycorp and regular contributor to French Entrée Magazine.

During her career as a lawyer based in London dealing mainly with British clients buying a property in Spain, Mar became very familiar with the process of purchasing abroad. Since 2006 she has been fully devoted to foreign exchange, dealing with private individuals and companies that need to make international payments.

Articles by Mar Bonnin-Palmer

Currency Update: 13th September 2019

The pound had a good week. GDP data showed a 0.3% growth for the UK economy, a recovery from the 0.2% contraction in Q2. This means that growth overall is flat for the last three months, although the picture is

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Ask the Experts – The Highs and Lows of Currency

  Mar Bonnin-Palmer makes sure you don’t get caught out by post-Brexit swings in the currency market – and secure a competitive exchange rate.   Q: Do I really need to use a currency broker? Entrusting your money to a

Ask the Experts Currency

Mar Bonnin-Palmer makes sure you don’t get caught out by post-Brexit swings in the currency market – and secure a competitive exchange rate

Rate Alert: Sterling’s growth continues

  The pound continues to make steady gains against the euro as Italy’s budget dilemma continues after the EU revealed its plans to increase spending, adding to its already massive debt pile of some 130% of the GDP. The pound’s

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Ask the Experts Currency – FAQs

  THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF CURRENCY Mar Bonnin-Palmer makes sure you don’t get caught out by post-Brexit swings in the currency market – and secure a competitive exchange rate Q. I am retiring to France and need to receive

The Highs and Lows of Currency – FAQs

Mar Bonnin-Palmer makes sure you don’t get caught out by post-Brexit swings in the currency market – and secure a competitive exchange rate   Q What is the difference between a foreign exchange specialist and a high-street bank? A. If

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Planning your property inspection trip to France – Top Tips

Once you’ve narrowed down your search area, you can book appointments to view the properties you have selected either through your property finder or with the French estate agents directly. Before you set out on your property inspection trip, here are some top tips to make the most of the time and funds at your disposal.

Buying Currency Advice – Ready, steady… GO!

  When looking for French property, make sure you’ve done your homework and be prepared to act quickly, or you might miss out, advises Mar Bonnin-Palmer   While you might have hoped to leave the phrase ‘fail to prepare, and

Specialist help and service

A currency specialist can not only get you the best exchange rates, but also help with the whole buying process, writes Mar Bonnin-Palmer If you’re looking to buy a property in France, you may have some concerns about how to

Euro / Dollar update

US Dollar Update: June 2017

During most of March the euro had the upper hand. In the first three and a half weeks it strengthened by more than two and a half US cents, touching a four month high. Then, for no compelling reason, investors decided it had gone far enough. They knocked the euro back, halving its net monthly gain to a cent and a quarter, still worth having but not exactly stellar. The about-turn doubtless related to technical factors: it coincided with the level from which the euro had rebounded in June last year.

Euro Update: June 2017

It was a classic “game of two halves” for the euro against the pound. For the first half of March the euro was in the ascendency and sterling was on the retreat; during the second the roles were reversed. The net result was a quarter-cent victory for the pound but the outcome was close and could very easily have gone the other way with a different referee.

Property Scouting in France

© Fotolia Unless you already have your eye on your dream home, the chances are that you’ll need to organise a viewing trip. To make the most of your time and ensure it doesn’t become an unduly stressful process, it

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RATE ALERT: Pound Rises on UK Election News

Well, here we are again. Once more, a political event has had a big impact on the exchange rates, particularly the pound. Why? This week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May unexpectedly called for a general election in June which she says is necessary to strengthen the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

Retiring in France

When planning your retirement in France, it is easy to get carried away thinking of afternoons spent on a leisurely game of péntanque or sipping a pastis on a sunlit square – but before you can enjoy those afternoons, it

Fixing the exchange rate, how it works

Buying a property in France can be an exciting venture. Deciding the region where you would like your French house to be located is one of the first and more challenging decisions to be made with 13 regions to choose

Avoid Euro Fluctuations

Avoid Euro Fluctuations Mar Bonnin-Palmer explains how you can avoid getting caught out by exchange rate shifts when budgeting for your mortgage repayments Buyers of French property who are looking to finance their purchase are confronted with the dilemma of

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Get your dream property in France for less

With a strong pound and property prices still low in,France it is a great time to find a bargain and buy your dream property in France for less. Av€200,000 property will now cost you £18,900 less compared with January 2014!

Buying rural or urban, don’t forget the FX factor

Whether you’re bound for the bustling boulevards of Paris or a sleepy provincial village planning your foreign exchange requirements can make the move much easier and leave you much better off. When the British think of living in France we