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    • Notebook
    • By Notebook 9th Nov 17, 2:15 PM
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    French account in s
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    • 9th Nov 17, 2:15 PM
    French account in s 9th Nov 17 at 2:15 PM
    Hi
    Is it possible to open a deposit / savings account in France with the money held in pounds and not euros?
    Thanks
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    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 9th Nov 17, 6:36 PM
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    You need to ask the French banks.
    In theory it should be possible just like you can have an Euro account here (at a cost).
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • Sarastro
    • By Sarastro 9th Nov 17, 8:18 PM
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    I think you'd be clobbered by unfavourable exchange rates and fees every time you spent anything from the french account. What are you trying to achieve? There may be UK banks who offer better or why not one of the travel credit cards that allows you to spend overseas with tiny fees?
    • eDicky
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    As Sarastro says, if such accounts exist they will be expensive and lack useful facility, the same as foreign currency accounts with UK banks. If you mention your purpose there are probably better solutions.
    • Kirstie_
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    Have you tried Revolut?
    • Notebook
    • By Notebook 12th Nov 17, 6:23 PM
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    Will take a look. Thanks
    • Anthorn
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    • 14th Nov 17, 2:44 PM
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    • 14th Nov 17, 2:44 PM
    Hi
    Is it possible to open a deposit / savings account in France with the money held in pounds and not euros?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Notebook
    For a regular domestic bank account in France, deposits in pounds are automatically converted to Euros and vice versa automatically converted to pounds when you transfer to a UK bank from your French bank account. That's how I'm currently clobbered. Overall consider the exchange rate when considering a deposit/transfer. However French banks do currency and expatriate accounts just the same as UK banks and most other country's banks.
    • Hazzanet
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    • 14th Nov 17, 6:09 PM
    https://www.britline.com/banking-currency-account.html

    Open a Sterling Currency Account

    This account is available to Britline customers who hold a € current account. The minimum balance required to open the account is 1,000 (either by sterling cheque, sterling transfer or transfer from € account). The account allows you to hold your funds in sterling until the time is right for you to convert into euros.
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    • CA Britline
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    • By CA Britline Verified User verified user 15th Nov 17, 9:13 AM
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:13 AM
    accounts in France
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    • 15th Nov 17, 9:13 AM
    Britline can propose instant access accounts in sterling (no means of payment) or short term fixed accounts - depending on interest rates available. They can also propose these in different currencies. As the rates are constantly changing it is best to contact them directly via britline.com or by tel 00.33.2.31.55.67.89
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 15th Nov 17, 9:49 PM
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    Britline can propose instant access accounts in sterling (no means of payment) or short term fixed accounts - depending on interest rates available. They can also propose these in different currencies. As the rates are constantly changing it is best to contact them directly via britline.com or by tel 00.33.2.31.55.67.89
    Originally posted by RPJOCTOBER
    Do you have anything to do with this company at all?
    First post and all that?
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • Notebook
    • By Notebook 16th Nov 17, 9:02 AM
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    Do you know if you can get a card so that you can withdraw money in the uk?
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 16th Nov 17, 9:13 AM
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    Do you have anything to do with this company at all?
    First post and all that?
    I don't think it's anything "fly by night...."

    Credit Agricole based - see

    https://www.britline.com/

    I suspect that the poster may be French from the use of "propose" rather than "offers" - perhaps a French national working in the UK?
    • CA Britline
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    • By CA Britline Verified User verified user 17th Nov 17, 8:56 AM
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    French account in s
    Hi,

    In order to be completely open, yes I do work for Britline and have done so for nearly 15 years. I visit this site regularly and enjoy keeping up with what is happening in the UK and reading Martin's recommendations. When I saw the post made by a previous member mentioning Britline I felt obliged to confirm the information. I am english but have been in France for some time so I do use words sometimes that are a bit more French than english! (propose vs offers) - sorry for that! I must stress I am member in a personal capacity .
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 19th Nov 17, 10:44 PM
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    Hi,

    In order to be completely open, yes I do work for Britline and have done so for nearly 15 years. I visit this site regularly and enjoy keeping up with what is happening in the UK and reading Martin's recommendations. When I saw the post made by a previous member mentioning Britline I felt obliged to confirm the information. I am english but have been in France for some time so I do use words sometimes that are a bit more French than english! (propose vs offers) - sorry for that! I must stress I am member in a personal capacity .
    Originally posted by RPJOCTOBER
    You could have pointed that out in your original post?
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always receive lots
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 20th Nov 17, 1:09 PM
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    Hi,

    In order to be completely open, yes I do work for Britline and have done so for nearly 15 years. I visit this site regularly and enjoy keeping up with what is happening in the UK and reading Martin's recommendations. When I saw the post made by a previous member mentioning Britline I felt obliged to confirm the information. I am english but have been in France for some time so I do use words sometimes that are a bit more French than english! (propose vs offers) - sorry for that! I must stress I am member in a personal capacity .
    Originally posted by RPJOCTOBER
    Thanks for trying to help and feel it's something Britline could use a verified forum account can you ask them to email forumteam@ moneysavingexpert.com from the company domain and we can look into setting one up.

    Thanks!
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    • CA Britline
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    • By CA Britline Verified User verified user 20th Nov 17, 5:53 PM
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    CA Britline
    French Account in s
    Hi,

    Yes I should have done probably, but was surprised to see Britline on here! Have now applied for an account to be above board - but I don't have your 10 years experience so sorry for the rookie error. As I said I come to the site often to keep up to speed and have never responded previously. Will not reply regarding this topic again or if I do it will be in an official capacity! Sorry if I ruffled feathers, really wasn't my intention.
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