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Your French Bank Statement Explained

  Your French bank statement pops into your post box, you open it and find a raft of words, expressions and abbreviations that you’ve never …

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Paying cash deposits into a French bank

Paying cash into a French bank might be a little more difficult than you would think – or hope. Many banks in France are regionalised …

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What is an RIB in France?

  An RIB or Relevé d’Identité Bancaire is a French bank document which details the coordinates of your bank branch and account. When you live …

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Cashiers Checks – Bankers Drafts in France

  Cheques or Checks are called chèques in France. The equivalent of a Banker’s Draft is a chèque de banque and they are generally used …

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French Bank Complaints

  What do you do if you have a complaint against your French bank? Details of what action to take and who to contact for …

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French Bank Charges

Everything you need to know about French bank charges, you can’t avoid them completely but you can be aware of and manage them. By law …

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Bank Overdrafts in France

  Bank overdrafts in France are called “découvert”. An authorised bank overdraft is called a “découvert autorisé”. Overdrafts in France are generally frowned upon unless …

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ATM machines and cash dispensers in France

ATMs are plentiful in France where they are known as DABs or distributeur automatique de billet. Do be careful though that if you are staying …

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French Bank Cheques

French cheques or checks – all the facts you need to know. Unlike other countries where they may be being phased out, cheques are widely …

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How to open a French Bank Account

  If you want to open a French bank account in France you’ll probably find its not that different from opening a bank account in …

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