Banks in France

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.

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 procedures for direct debits and international bank transfers.


  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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