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Lockdown Your Transaction

The overriding focus this year has been on COVID-19 and the impact this has had across the globe. With the threat of the virus still strong and the recent announcement of further lockdowns in most European countries, including here in

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EU based Britons to lose UK bank accounts?

A host of the UK’s major banks such as; Lloyds Banking Group (which includes Halifax and Bank of Scotland), Barclays and Coutts have notified customers that if a ‘No Deal’ ensues in the upcoming trade deal talks between the UK

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Risk Is Back on the Agenda

A sudden surge in coronavirus cases in America, Europe and UK is threating the precarious balance achieved on the last months. For those thinking of buying in a different country and with a different currency this situation is really difficult.

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How has COVID-19 affected the French Mortgage market?

We continue to be contacted daily by prospective British and International French property buyers to understand what their borrowing capacity is in France. In short, the mortgage market has constricted slightly since the pandemic and ensuing lockdown, but brokers and

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Property Market Opens with the Pound under Pressure

After a pause of more than two months, the property world is starting to show signs of life again as lockdown restrictions begin to ease on both sides of the channel. Good news for those who have been sitting patiently,

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Exchange Rates Can Make or Break Your Budget

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 22 regions to choose

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Currency Update: Euro Under Pressure

After much haggling, last week EU finance ministers managed to reach an agreement on financial support. The €500 billion relief package is for European countries hit hardest by the tragic Covid-19 pandemic, such as Italy and Spain. The plan involves

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Planning Your Transaction in These Uncertain Times

The CV19 crisis has left thousands of overseas property transactions in standby. Notaires and Estate agents are closed or working only in specific and urgent transactions. You might have found the property of your dreams in France but now you

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Uncertain times for Foreign Exchange Market

The entire world is ramping up efforts to control the Covid-19 pandemic, and while the toll on people’s lives is immeasurable, there is also huge economic uncertainty. Coronavirus is having a profound effect on the markets, an impact that we

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 How come using a currency specialist costs less than a bank? Exchanging funds is a currency specialist’s primary activity; while a High Street bank

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Mortgages in France after Brexit

For those wondering about the chances of getting a mortgage in France after Brexit, you can still get a 20-year fixed rate mortgage at historically low rates, and house prices in France are still affordable. If your dream has been