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French Banks Holidays in 2014

List of official non-working public holidays when banks in France remain closed in 2014 calendar year: Read more »

What are banking relationships for the future?

What are banking relationships for the futureWhether the bank of the future physical and virtual, is constantly invent the digital ways to interact with the customer – event revolutionize the customer-to-bank relationship. Complementarity, responsiveness and transparency are still stronger program for tomorrow.  Read more »

The Bank of France expects a slowdown of economic growth in the III quarter

The Bank of France expects a slowdown of economic growth in the III quarterBanque de France (central bank of the country) predicts that in the III quarter of 2013 will be recorded minimal growth of the national economy, as trade data suggest that weak domestic demand is still holding back the second largest economy in the eurozone.  Read more »

Fitch downgraded the ratings of the largest banks in France

Fitch downgraded the ratings of the largest banks in FranceThe international rating agency Fitch has downgraded the long-term ratings of major French banks. According to the official press release from Fitch, it concerns the banks Credit Agricole, Societe Generale, Groupe BPCE, Dexia and Dexia Credit Local – their ratings were lowered by one point – from A + to A.  Read more »

Documents Needed To Obtain a Mortgage in France

Documents Needed To Obtain a Mortgage in FranceOnce the buyer has chosen a property and signed a preliminary agreement to buy, he need to prepare a package of documents for a loan. Read more »

Requirements For Getting a Mortgage in France

Requirements For Getting a Mortgage in FranceIn France, one of the main conditions for a mortgage loan is the existence and amount of a permanent statutory income of the borrower. Approval of the loan is also dependent on the purchased property and the conditions of the bank. Read more »

General Rules Of The Mortgage Payments in French Banks

Rules Of The Mortgage Payments in French BanksWhen making a mortgage for the purchase of completed property in France, the repayment of the loan and interest occurs monthly and down payment depends on the starting date of the mortgage. Read more »

Opening a Bank Account in France

Opening a Bank Account in FranceThe banking system in France is one of the most developed in the world – today it includes more than 400 banks. The entire banking system in France is under the control of the government. Banks are required to disclose the size of the accounts and the movement of capital, as well as to inform about significant transactions, especially with foreign countries. Read more »

The Tax System in France

The Tax System in FranceThe tax system in France characterized by stability for a list of taxes and fees, the rules for their application. Same tax rates are reviewed annually, taking into account the economic situation and the direction of economic and social policy. Read more »

BNP Paribas Bank of the Year 2012

BNP Paribas Bank of the Year 2012IFR Awards are part of the “Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence” to highlight the success of individual and institutional financial services companies around the world.  Read more »

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Credit du Nord

Credit du Nord BankCredit du Nord is a French bank, one of three components of retail branch network Societe Generale banking group, along with Boursorama and Societe Generale.  Read more »

Caisse d’Epargne Bank

Caisse d'Epargne BankBank Caisse d’Epargne was founded in 1818 in Paris.
The Caisse d’épargne financial group until July 2009 consisted of 17 branches in France. Read more »

Credit Lyonnais (LCL) Bank

Credit Lyonnais (LCL) BankCredit Lyonnais (LCL) is one of the major French commercial banks. It was founded by Henri Germain in July 1863 and was the largest bank in the world by 1900. In the early 1990s, Crédit Lyonnais was the largest state-owned French bank. Read more »

BNP Paribas Bank

BNP Paribas BankBNP Paribas is one of the leading banking and financial services companies in Europe. The Group has operations in 80 countries and has around 200,000 employees (about a half of them serve customers in four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg).  Read more »

HSBC France

HSBC France Bank LogoHSBC France (subsidiary of the international financial group – HSBC Group) is a bank incorporated in France, member of the French system of deposit insurance and savings, as well as all French banks.  Read more »