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Money & Finance - Page 18
Food Prices in Rural France
Food prices in rural France rose by only 0.46% last year, according to a survey carried out by a French consumer’s association.
03 Feb 2009
Best French Bank Savings Accounts
The credit crunch may well be making paupers of many of us, but those still with cash to invest can find some attractive interest rate deals in France.
04 Nov 2008
Heating Costs in France for Low Income Households
Households living on a tight budget in France can get assistance with oil, electricity and gas heating costs. We review what is available.
02 Oct 2008
French Banks: Le Crédit Crunch in France
With the world financial system in turmoil, no country is immune from the crisis, but France seems a safer bet than most.
02 Oct 2008
Livret A Savings Rate Rises to 4%
The popular tax-free savings account Livret A is a ‘must’ for anyone who owns property in France, as the rate rises to 4%.
01 Aug 2008
Choosing a French Bank Card
You can pay anything from around €10 to €300 a year for a bank card, so which one should you choose? We take you through the options available to you.
01 Jul 2008
Over €15 million in Counterfeit Euro Notes Recovered
Over €15 million in counterfeit Euro notes were removed from circulation in 2007, but how do you tell a fake from the real thing?
03 Jun 2008
Four French Banks Suspected of Collusion Over Mortgage Rates
Four French banks are suspected of colluding to fix mortgage rates, in an investigation being undertaken by the French trading standards authority.
01 Apr 2008
French Bank Charges Go Down
A recent survey of French bank charges shows that, contrary to the significant rises that have occurred in the UK, French banks actually reduced their charges in 2007.
15 Feb 2008
Popular Savings Scheme to be Expanded
A highly popular tax-free savings scheme is to be made available to all banks to distribute, ending an historic monopoly held by two banks.
15 Jan 2008
Inheritance Planning Still Makes Sense
Whilst the Government has abolished inheritance tax between married couples, the entrenched inheritance rights of children remain in place.
01 Nov 2007
Food Prices in France and UK
Food prices are cheaper in France than the UK, but not so much as you would notice, according to a recent survey of food prices in Europe undertaken by the OECD.
14 Sep 2007
Guide to French Inheritance Laws and Taxation
We are pleased today to announce the release of our guide to French inheritance laws and taxation.
03 Sep 2007
Tax Dodgers Cock a Snook
Barely 40% of unpaid taxes outstanding from tax inspections carried out in 2004, were recovered in 2005, according in a recent report of a parliamentary scrutiny committee.
15 Aug 2007
€35 Million French Lottery Fraud
The owners of a Parisian ‘tabac’ and their accomplice are suspected of defrauding a €35 million Euro lottery winner.
01 Aug 2007
Livret A - EU Demands that France Ends Savings Monopoly
The European Commission has instructed France to end the monopoly by certain banks of a symbolic popular savings scheme used by nearly 50 million French people.
01 Jun 2007
Investment Pushing Up French Water Bills
The average household water bill in France was €177 a year in 2004, according to the most recent review of water prices carried out by the French Environment Agency, IFEN.
01 May 2007
French-property.com Releases Guide to French Mortgages
We are pleased today to announce the release of our FREE guide to French mortgages.
16 Apr 2007
New Restrictions on Expat Social Security Rights
The French Government has tightened laws on the rights of expats from the European Community to French social security benefits.
02 Apr 2007
French Household Insurance Rules to Change
The French Government has announced that it is to introduce major changes to the system of household insurance for natural disasters, such as major storms, flooding and ground movement.
01 Feb 2007