What to do with a UK ISA When Moving to France?
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by Andy Butler
2M ago
There are many people either moving to or living in France, who have Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) in the UK and ask us what they should be doing with them. Some people have been saving in them since their inception 10 years ago and have a substantial amount of money saved. As you may well ..read more
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How you pay for Financial Advice in France
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by Chris Davenport
3M ago
For English nationals living in France, the landscape of financial advice is facing potential changes, thanks to recent propositions by Mairead McGuinness, the European Commissioner for Financial Services. She proposed reforms to alter the traditional methods of compensating financial advisors, a move that could have far-reaching implications for both consumers and advisors. While the changes ..read more
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The French economy 2024
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by Chris Davenport
3M ago
As we move into a New Year, I was asked what we might expect from the French economy over the next 12 months. Whilst, like many before me, I am happy to speculate, I am also perfectly aware of the fact that nobody knows what is around the corner. To quote Milton Friedman, “Economics is the ..read more
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Trusts vs Assurance Vie: What You Need to Know
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by Chris Davenport
3M ago
In the UK and, indeed, many “Anglo-Saxon”, (as the French say) countries, trusts are a part of life for everyday financial, family and inheritance planning. We use them to ensure that our beneficiaries get what we want them to and in accordance with the timing and manner that we desire. They are also used to ..read more
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How to Move from the UK to France More Tax-efficiently
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by Andy Butler
3M ago
Given its proximity to other European countries – including the UK itself – and the rewarding and varied lifestyle that it promises, it should be no great surprise that so many Britons choose to relocate to France at some point during their lives. If you are one of those people, the process of moving to ..read more
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How to Choose the Right Financial Adviser For Expats Living in France
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by Andy Butler
3M ago
Successful people seem to know that they need help and advice to achieve their goals. The first thing that they do is decide who their team is and who the key people are before moving forward with any project. It is how they work in business, and it is how they manage their lives. It ..read more
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Taxes coming down in France, whilst taxes being raised in the UK
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by Chris Davenport
3M ago
In a previous article, last year, I pondered upon the relative strength of France’s economy. For example, compared to Germany or the UK, France has certainly been less impacted by inflation. Furthermore, unemployment remains historically low. At 7.1%, unemployment is as low as it has been in 30 years and is threatening to dip under ..read more
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5 Short and Long Term Savings Plans in France
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by Chris Davenport
3M ago
According to recent data from the Banque de France indicates that in January this year, over €500 billion was held collectively in people’s current accounts, accruing minimal or no interest. When it comes to saving, this is a common trend as many savers opt for what is familiar to them, and expatriates are no exception ..read more
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The Essentials of French Inheritance Laws for UK Nationals Living in France
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by Andy Butler
3M ago
If you are a UK national who lives in France, perhaps even owning one or more properties in the latter country, you may have understandably found it challenging to comprehend the intricacies of French inheritance law. While the inheritance laws in France can certainly be a complex subject for a lot of people, it is ..read more
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PACS in France (Pacte Civil de Solidarité): What You Need to Know
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by Kentingtons
3M ago
Since November 1999, it has been possible for couples living in France to get a PACS, or “se Pacser”, meaning a Pacte Civil de Solidarité. The easy way for those in the UK to understand a PACS in France, is that it is the French equivalent of a civil partnership. PACS arrangements have become progressively ..read more
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