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  1. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, I'm new to this forum. I tried finding answers to this question here but was unable to, so I'm hoping that some kind soul(s) here can help shed some light. I'm buying a holiday house in the Bourgogne Franche Comté and going over in August to do the final signing and pick up the keys. I am...
  2. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi there Do I need to submit the forms 15 CA and 15CB to my bank everytime I want to transfer my money from india NRO bank account to Australia ? Is there any threshold limit or validity of the forms ? Cheers
  3. International Expat Discussions
    Do you know where I can open a stable bank account? Usually most banks require you to stay in that country, where you want to open the account. I need a bank, which would allow me to use it if my address is changing and specially if I have no tax number in the same country. Do you have good...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I will be immigrating from Korea to Spain this December. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get my savings ($200K+) from Korea to Spain. I need to transfer the money in Korea from my bank in person because of the amount size. I cannot do this from overseas. I have been unable to open a bank...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I’ve a personal account on BNP Paribas that’s not for auto-entrepreneur purposes, but on a second personal account at Hello Bank that I use for my auto-entrepreneur income. I’ve questions on Hello Bank account statements and related records. I’m checking my bank statements from Hello Bank...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
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