Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to Banks in France, your on-line resource to using a French bank.
A French bank account is indispensable for any owner of French property, including non-residents.
Most banks in France now have English speaking staff within each branch office, 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 review the procedure for opening a bank account, as well as a consideration of how to manage your account.
We also examine the range of bank savings accounts in France, together with an outline of the important European Savings Directive.