Retirees are the biggest group of expats living in France, and the back and forth on the terms of a Brexit deal, and even whether there will be a deal at all, makes it difficult to make financial planning…
If you are buying, or already own, a property in France and spend some time there each year, you need to understand what would make you resident in France for tax purposes. If you do become resident, what would the implications be for your income?
Your dream of buying a property in France could come true. The new UK pension reform rules are set to revolutionise the way we take income retirement.
The new UK pension regime came into effect from 6th April, 2015. This is a major change for retirees, with the restrictions on how much income and lump sum you can take being removed for defined contribution schemes.
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Our experts answer questions from our readers. In this case, the query is about the validity of a foreign power of attorney in France.
Retirement in France for a chartered accountant closed one chapter but opened an entirely new possibility. What if a whole new life unfolded?
Renting out their UK property offers extra income and flexibility for movers who are not fully decided on their permanent location.
Working as a property finder, people often ask Jacqueline how easy it is to settle into French life. She finds inspiration in Lynn, who took to her new life in France like a duck to water.
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Whether you are moving permanently to France or have bought a holiday home, you will be confronted with the challenge of living between two currencies.
Whether you are moving permanently to France or have bought a holiday home, you might be confronted with the challenge of living between two currencies.
If you are thinking of moving to France you will need to make payments in another currency. Read this first …
Moving or retiring to France is a dream that many share. However, because France is viewed as a high tax jurisdiction many are put off when it comes to taking the plunge. We look at how spending your time…
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 …
The exact moment when you hit “send” on your currency transfer affects the amount of money you end up with on the other end of the transaction.
Around 70% of prospective overseas buyers are aged 50 or over and with 59% stating emigration for retirement as the purpose for their overseas property purchase, France remains one of the most popular destinations for those in their “third age”.
French taxes are renowned for being high, what with income tax and social charges on all forms of income, as well as an annual wealth tax. However, although the headline rates sound high (52.1%!), it is often unlikely that a retiree would have to pay such high taxes.
There are a variety of services to help customers manage regular international money transfers, ensuring that you always get great value for money. Payment schedules can be set up to suit you.
You will have seen in recent months mention of QROPS and the potential attraction to non-UK residents. QROPS were introduced in April 2006 as a means to allow individuals with UK pension funds to transfer their pension funds abroad.
So you have moved to France, settled in nicely for your retirement, and your pension is due to commence. What are your options?
Image not found.Fine wine, exquisite cheeses, access to one of the best healthcare systems in the world… and a totally different taxation system await you.
The Quality of Life Index as calculated annually by uSwitch.com shows France at the top of the leader board for the third time running. A total of 10 European nations were involved in the survey and ranked on the basis…
If you are approaching retirement and looking to draw an income from your UK personal pensions, there are several options. Vincent Molloy, a pensions specialist at financial experts Blevins Franks, takes a look – including ways to avoid being hit by currency fluctuations.
After much speculation, the French government finally announced its proposals to reform the state pension system on 16th June. Its aim is to balance the pension books by 2018.
Many Britons choose to retire to France – it is one of the top overseas destinations for those who long for more relaxed days once they put their working lives behind them. There is a lot of planning to do…
When the exchange rate is adverse pensions can take a hit. You may be eligible for French government financial aid.
There are a number of issues you may need to take advice on before you move, and when living in France. Here are a couple of case studies which highlight some of the financial issues expats are faced with.
Frances and David Wilkinson retired to France in 2006 and love their new life which is full of new things as well as more time, less stress and good friends – French and British. Read their inspiring stories…
Proper healthcare cover is a must-have when retiring to France. While some retirees will be able to affiliate into the French healthcare system, others will be legally obliged to take out private health insurance
Changes to the CMU have put the spotlight on one particular area of medical cover in France – what rights do members of the same family have to basic State medical cover if they live under the same roof?
Jim and Gail moved to the Charente-Maritimes in April 2003. Usual story; they wanted to get out of the rat race in South-East England, and bought a property with a tumble-down wreck attached. But now the wreck is a beautiful gîte, and the couple have discovered the recipe for success with holiday lettings…