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started by: family Towned · last update: 1241650954 · posted: 1241348800

hi does anyone know if everyone who claims child benifit in france are entitled to these payments.do they get paid into the bank automaticaly and when.also does anyone know how much they are? many thanks

started by: Tom-460251 · last update: 1241618833 · posted: 1241553659

Hi Just wanting a bit of advice.How do people include their assets they have in france when making a will if you reside in the uk.we have a house here and a house in the uk ,and i was wondering about the inheritance laws etc in france and how they may affect a uk will. thanks

started by: Jonnyboy-460264 · last update: 1241547413 · posted: 1241519534

Hi all I need to get a certified copy of my passport to open a new bank account,can anyone recommend someone that will do this.I dont know who can as there are various stipulations,maybe a notaire ?

started by: smiler-460331 · last update: 1241090482 · posted: 1241090482

Could somebody explain how french income tax is calculated? We are retired (although only my wife is state pension age) and we both receive a pension from our old jobs in the UK. We have paid tax here for 3 years but it is a complete mystery how it is calculated. thanks

started by: gilberto-460447 · last update: 1240950236 · posted: 1240943866

hi can anyone reccomend a notaire for a friend (he needs a will writing and doesnt understand the complxities here in france)please.we are in 71 thanks

started by: kitten-460256 · last update: 1240769999 · posted: 1240516365

hi Does anyone know please how things stand if you have put a house on the market with an estate agent and subsequently find a private buyer for your property?Thanks

started by: kitten-460256 · last update: 1240766342 · posted: 1240587729

hi we have a client who would like to pay us using this.can anyone shed any light on this system?

started by: meg-460271 · last update: 1240515167 · posted: 1240345047

Hi does anyone have one of these,and if so which bank and what is the service and interest like? thanks

started by: gilberto-460447 · last update: 1240398767 · posted: 1240236458

hi looks at the moment like the pound is strenthening a little against the euro,wondered if anyone had any views on this,or perhaps what the medium term outlook could be?

started by: lady godiva-460413 · last update: 1239884235 · posted: 1239878672

Good Morning Has anyone any experience in claiming from french insurance companies as i need to claim for some damage from last nights storm.Just wondered if it was much the same procedure as in the uk. thanks

started by: JohnRiley · last update: 1239619315 · posted: 1224070798

I'm surprised that no one has brought up what's happening with the economic climate. I am trying to sell one of my houses in Burgundy and I have had two offers fall through neither buyers could get mortgages finalized. At first I was pretty shocked that they had made offers without consulting with their mortgage advisers first but one of them explained that he had approached his bank for a loan (I understand that in France loans and mortgages are not necessarily allocated in the same way as in the US) and they had given him a somewhat positive response to his enquiries, but when it came time to actually get the paperwork going they denied him. Then the same thing happened to another potential buyer this week: denied mortgage! I've heard that France is pretty strict about giving out credit but frankly this feels like the same thing that happening all over America, people getting denied loans and mortgages for houses even though they could easily afford the repayments. I get the impression that no one is really talking about it here, amongst expats that is. As soon as I enter France it's like this financial crisis isn't hitting anyone, even though things are obviously becoming more and more financial precarious. Of course, I know feel like I'm only going to be able to sell my house to a cash buyer, who aren't exactly banging down the door. Come on guys, surely this is effecting some of you?

started by: Tom-460251 · last update: 1239002570 · posted: 1238173589

We need to find someone who can help us with French tax return,financial planning of Uk assets ....everything really!!! Anyone know of a firm or person who can help?? We are both retired .

started by: lady godiva-460413 · last update: 1238007716 · posted: 1238007716

Is anyone applying or have just started receiving the UK state pension while working and living in France.I reach UK retirement age this year and have just received the forms to fill in!!! has anyone used the eservice online method?, if any of you are self employed and pay cotts to the MSA and have been through the process could you please post or e-mail your experiences.Thanks in advance................

started by: family Towned · last update: 1237237247 · posted: 1237237247

hi We have recently received a form which asks us to state when we bought our house and the usual if we have furniture etc., in it. The problem is that on this form the name of the previous owner does not appear. However, the owner of the property before the last owners does. My question is: Are we likely to be liable for any taxes that the previous owner has not paid? Can anyone help? isnt life great

started by: Tom-460251 · last update: 1236775151 · posted: 1236766649

hi all im retired but may be able to provide a small income here in france through various means.a friend was telling me about this new tax system.has anyone any experience of it. many thanks tom

started by: Henry-460207 · last update: 1235996430 · posted: 1235911560

Good morning, we have been valiantly trying to obtain the PdC on our plot of land in Bourgogne since Nov. 2007. After many attempts on our part to move the application forward,( there are some minor areas of the design that have been rejected ) we have now been told that because the application was turned down in 2008 we have to now submit a completely fresh application. Can anyone advise us whether this is indeed the case? Regards

started by: mammato1 · last update: 1232447628 · posted: 1231868478

What are the rules about providing proof of idea when writing a cheque? Some times I am asked for proof and sometimes not, as such I have been caught out without my ID when trying to write a cheque and have had to cancel paying for an item. Is this at the store's discretion whether or not to demand ID?

started by: rns0 · last update: 1231709424 · posted: 1231407536

Hi, does anyone know if French banks guarantee savings? With the recent British banking 'problems' I'm keen to make sure my money in France is save. Does anyone know what the amount is that French banks will guarantee in savings? Thanks.

started by: LMiles · last update: 1231025750 · posted: 1230160423

Panic!! Our taxe d'habitation got send to our UK address, which means we only just recieved it with our forwarded mail and we are already two weeks late in paying it. From what i can understnad there is a 10% fine for late payment. Does anyone know how strictly this is enforced???

started by: rns0 · last update: 1230410053 · posted: 1230031243

Does anyone know if it's possible to arrange a prelevement for a bill that is not in my name? I'm trying to get our phone bill to have a direct debit from my account but the bill is in my partner's name. I seem to be coming up across some stumbling blocks and I'm not sure if it's my limited French or just because it's not actually possible. I know that in the UK this can often be a problem. Thanks.

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