Pensions in France after Brexit

  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

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The New UK Pension Regime and Expatriates in France

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.

Film review: Le Week-End

Le Week-End Director: Roger Michell Cert: 15 Running time: 93 mins When Meg (Duncan) and Nick (Broadbent) Burrows return to Paris to celebrate their 30th anniversary, you can be sure that some things will have changed since they honeymooned in this most romantic

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Settling into French life

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.

Retiring in France

Retiring to France Welcome to our comprehensive guide to Retiring to France. A complete on-line resource for information for those thinking about Retiring to France. The French climate, food, wine and the laid back French lifestyle along with the excellent

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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 …

Can’t afford to retire in the UK?

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”.

Is French tax all that taxing for retirees in France?

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.

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Making Regular Payments to France?

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.

Pension and tax reforms in France

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.

Expat tax case studies

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.

Healthcare for those retiring to France

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

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Successful Gîte Rentals

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…