A Tough Week for the Euro – Euro Update

The euro endured a tough week, winding up in last place amongst the big four currencies (GBP, EUR, USD and JPY), losing a cent and a third to sterling and giving up seven eights of a US cent This was

The Pound Dominates – Sterling Update

After a poor end to last week, the pound responded with a dominant performance this week, gaining an average of 0.8% against the other major currencies Indeed, it was only the Japanese yen that it lost out to (dropping 0.2%).

Q&A: 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. Q. I’m off on a viewing trip in a couple of months. I tend to exchange money directly at the airport but I seem

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Brexit: Through the Looking Glass

After a number of dramatic votes in parliament, we take a look at the way ahead for Brexit and the pound. Reading the recent news headlines has felt like being Alice in Wonderland, with a rapidly changing landscape and sometimes

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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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.

French Property, Home & Life Newsletter Archive

Our weekly French Property, Home & Life newsletter contains a range of useful hints, tips, briefings and links of interest to anyone contemplating a French property purchase or a possible move to France as well as those already living in

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.

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Property Scouting in France

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 is important

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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying French Property

This Guide has been written to give you a general step-by-step overview of the property buying process. Please use the references and links within this article and at the end to find more detail about stages of the process. The

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Settling in France: hints and tips

When making the move to France, there is far more to consider than the practicalities. Sally Stone talks about her experience and reveals the emotional upheaval a new life in France could represent.

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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!

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Tax-free Savings and France

There are various tax-free vehicles available in the UK. But what happens when we move to France? Do we retain these accounts? Will they work for us as French residents?

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New edition of FrenchEntrée Magazine OUT NOW!

The latest edition of FrenchEntrée Magazine is on sale now! It looks like this: It’s packed with great holiday inspiration for 2015, including: Our pick of great events to add to your diary, including Menton’s magical lemon festival (pictured) Foodie tours

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Top tips for buying overseas

If you’re buying property in France then you will need to make an international money transfer to move your money from the UK to France. The traditional way of doing this is with a high street bank; however you could

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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

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Currency Implications of Setting up a Business in France

It’s important to find a way to fund your French dream. However, before you rush to get a job and find yourself in the same old rat race just in a different place, why not consider working for yourself and setting up a business?