French Entrée Mortgage Services

FrenchEntrée is a French property and lifestyle resource, curated by real people who have lived and worked in France. We have a network of multilingual lenders and brokers with whom we work to provide our clients with the best options to finance their plans.

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Re-Mortgaging and Releasing Equity on French Property

“There is no need to keep all your assets tied up in one property” It is becoming increasingly popular to look at the options surrounding re-mortgaging or raising equity against property in France. During the UK property boom of the

Make the most of your viewing trip

If you’re looking for houses in France, it pays to be prepared. Follow our handy bullet-point guide to making the most of your viewing trip.   * Make sure you have appointments booked with agents – don’t expect to just

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Tax Residency: France or UK?

If you live in France, or are thinking about moving or buying property there, you are probably wondering which is better in terms of tax residency: France or the UK?

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Unmarried Couples, French Property, PACS and Inheritance

It is always important to understand the tax and succession implications of buying a property in France, whatever your relationship status and whether you are buying alone or with a partner. It is even more important if you are not married to your partner.

Less Style Council, more My Council

As one of the newly elected municipal councillors in a small commune, what kinds of things do we discuss? From school buses, to bins, to verge cutting, to complaints about roads, noise and neighbours, life’s rich tapestry is represented. I

Finance in France

Personal Finance

Personal Finance in France Welcome to our comprehensive guide to finance in France. Moving to a new country can be very exciting and stimulating. At the same time, relocating to a new place comes with its share of challenges; looking for

The Best of Both Worlds

Gwyn Brooke is South African, married with two teenage children, has a passion for people and travel and divides her time between Nice and Dubai…

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Get the Most out of Your Money Transfers

Making money transfers to and from France – the cost effective way! If you need to send money to or from France, perhaps for property or maintenance costs, the timing …

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The New French Trust: Registration Regulations

Until the introduction of a French finance law in July 2011, there had been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the treatment of foreign trusts with any connections to France. The new regime has brought in different rules regarding inheritance and gift tax, wealth tax and income tax of trusts.

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Securing a French Mortgage

  Certain criteria must always be met in order for a buyer when securing a French mortgage with a French lender. For example, when taking into account the future French mortgage payment, all contractual outgoings must not exceed one third

French mortgages for Americans

France has always been a popular second home destination for many Americans, whether it is the chic central districts of urban Paris or the emerald blue sea of the Côte d’Azur. Certain economic challenges over the last few years have

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Who You Need to Inform When Moving to France from the UK

There will be many things to do in arranging a move to France and a lot of people to tell. Here’s how to avoid unnecessary delays in getting your UK pension income paid to you gross and how to ensure that you receive any medical cover that you are entitled to in France.

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‘Contributions Sociales’ or ‘Social Taxes’

Since the Contribution Sociale Généralisée (CSG) were introduced in 1991 they have been the source of much confusion for tax residents in France. Many expats who are now classified as tax residents of France would have received bills for Contributions Sociales in October and may been wondering exactly what they are.

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Your Guide to French Mortgages – Part 3

Buying a property in France can be a very daunting process. We hope that the first two parts of our French mortgage guide have given you a good idea of what to expect when arranging financing on your purchase.

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Your Guide to French Mortgages – Part 2

In the second of our three-part French mortgage series, we’re going to look more closely at the French mortgage products that are currently available for non-resident buyers.

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So You Can’t Pay Your French Mortgage

There is an underlying expectation in the UK that banks should show consideration for borrowers who find themselves in difficulty and should treat them gently. However, that’s not how it is seen in France. The mortgage deed entitles the bank to repossess if the loan is not repaid.

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Your Guide to French Mortgages – Part 1

In the first of our three part guide to French mortgages, we are going to provide an overview of the processes involved in arranging a mortgage to purchase a French property.

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Fixed Rate French Mortgages

The economic challenges of the past few years have created uncertainty in the European financial sector. As a consequence it has become increasingly difficult to predict future patterns in Eurozone interest rate movements. The good news is that the French mortgage market is well equipped to protect borrowers against future interest rate fluctuations.

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Buying Property from Your Partner

Owning a property in France represents the realisation of a dream for countless British buyers. However, for those who have chosen to buy under joint names, the ownership of a French house can soon become problematic in cases of divorce

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Is a Post-Finance French Mortgage for You?

Competition amongst buyers is increasing for properties in prime locations or those that are deemed to be very favorably priced by vendors. As a result, cautious buyers are increasingly starting to lose out on potential properties as the traditionally busier

A home from home in France

Wide open spaces, uncrowded beaches, a sunny climate suited to an active outdoor lifestyle, great wines, historical buildings and friendly locals are just some reasons why the Vendée coast offers Australians a home from home in France.