Guide to Banking in France

Welcome to our comprehensive guide using a French bank.

A bank account in France is indispensable for any owner of French property.

Most banks in France have English speaking staff available, so the formalities can generally be accomplished with relative ease, although you will be required to produce a large amount of documentation.

Neither is a basic bank account in France expensive to run, provided you do it the right way.

In this guide we consider the important preliminary steps - which bank to use, including internet banks, the procedure for opening a bank account - as well as a consideration of how to manage your account, including an outline of the procedures for direct debits and international bank transfers

We also examine the range of bank savings accounts in France, together with assurance vie.

  1. Introduction
  2. Which Bank?
  3. Opening a Bank Account
  4. Managing Your Account
  5. French Bank Cards
  6. French Cheques
  7. Transfer money to France
  8. French Bank Loans
  9. Savings Accounts
  10. Complaints
  11. Glossary

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