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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am getting ready to retire from US government service with a pension, in a little over 1 year, with a plan to move to the Bretagne region. I have been researching long-term visa requirements, working hard at my French, and learning about the carte vitale/mutuelle situation, along with just...
  2. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    So, I'm moving to France in a few months (if the pandemic allows), and I've heard that a French bank account is pretty important. Also, I'll only be there for about a year. Looking around, it sounds like there are two options: Open an account at an international bank (e.g., HBSC) while I'm in...
  3. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I’m a Spanish resident and I’ve been looking at methods to invest in shares (Spanish & European). I am not interested in any that require a 720 return. The two options are either via a bank or a dedicated share trading account. My preference is for a bank as really, I don’t anything about the...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hi, It looks like things are finally falling into place and we will be moving to Barcelona. My wife has her EU (Italian) passport straitening out, and I have a good job and we're saving a lot of money to by an apartment - we should be ready in a few years. I've looked and couldn't find a...
  5. Mexico Expat Forum for Expats Living in Mexico
    I was denied an account at Charles Shwab because I have an unpaid account in my credit score. So I went hunting for a similar Bank Account. I found Aspiration Bank. Their homepage states: "$0 ATM Fees Worldwide. Never Pay Another ATM fee again!" link They have a similar system as Shwab. They...
  6. International Expat Discussions
    I've lived in America my entire life and I'm attending college. I make less than 10k USD for the time being, but I will be making a lot more once I finish my degree. I plan on living abroad once I finish school but I would like to open a foreign bank right now so that I can start learning the...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi The purchase of our new home is due to complete shortly (fingers crossed) and we are obviously going to need to open a bank account. Does anybody have any recommendations as to who to use around the Callac area of Brittany please? If English was spoken this would be an advantage. Thanks in...
  8. Articles: Europe
    Banks and building societies in the UK have started carrying out checks on the immigration status of all personal current account holders. It is part of a Government initiative to encourage those who are living and working in the UK illegally to leave. Once a bank or building society has...
  9. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I need to transfer a lump sum of money from my British bank account in GBP to my Canadian bank account in CAD. I was looking into Transferwise and Revolut as two options. Revolut has slightly better rates but I was looking into things further and they say that the recipient bank account in...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I know in the application form it states that bank letters are acceptable items of correspondence but I am wondering whether an advice of credit from the bank counts? The advice of credit was sent to me by the post from my bank and shows the bank logo, my name and home address on the corner of...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Everyone, Firstly, thank you for all the excellent questions and answers on this forum. It is really managed well. I thought it best to provide a full picture of our situation to save the back and forth hassle. My Husband (we married November 2009 and have lived together since 2008 here...
  12. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    In addition to sending in a copy of my passport, my bank has told me that "por ley", they have to know which company I work at and what type of job I do. Is this information really required? I have accounts in 2 Spanish banks and only one has asked for this information. Has anyone else been...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi Everyone, I'm applying for a tier 2 visa from the US. My bank will print out a letter with a list of my end-of-day balances for the past 90 days, but they won't explicitly say in the letter that the balance has never gone below 945 GBP. Do you think this will be problematic? Thanks Bryan
  14. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello, I have a free zone company and been trying to find an acceptable bank this week. I am looking for a basic business account to receive money and being able to manage it online. I have checked Mashreq and for free zone companies they require a minimum of 25kAED, they have a monthly fee of...
  15. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    First, I appreciate all those who took the time to read my thread and I am grateful for any advice or slap across the face you can give. I'm from the US and on a one year tourist visa and I just moved to Dinard, Bretagne - across the way from Saint-Malo and my apartment is an airbnb rental. The...
  16. The Platypus Den
    Was looking to put a post up for Americans moving down under to share info about shipping containers, cheap flights, any animal airline/ quarantine concerns, and the like. Looking to connect with others and share some links. This is what I have so far: interesting links page on the site...
  17. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Does anyone have a saving acc. with them? Is it any good? I have 0 financial knowledge and l want to open a saving acc. somewhere :) I have a bank acc. in laCaixa but they don't seem to have much savings options.. :tea: Thanks :)
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