How do I open a French bank account?

What documents do you need to open a bank account in France? There are three categories of documents required—identification (your passport), proof of address (such as a rental contract and/or a utility bill), and proof of residence status (a visa or other titre de sejour).

Can a foreigner open a bank account in France?

Eligibility for French Bank Account. Whether you are resident or non-resident you should be able to open a bank account in France. Both residents and non-residents from the EEA have an automatic right to a bank account, although this is not the case for those who live outside of Europe.

Can I set up a French bank account online?

Opening a digital or mobile bank account in France

Most banks today in France offer their services online and through mobile banking apps, although these may only be available to French residents. Some banks may charge a small fee for opening a French bank account online.

Can a British citizen open a bank account in France?

To open a personal account, you need to be:

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Over 18 years of age. Resident in the UK or Ireland, or a British or Irish expat resident in France. An account holder with a current account in a Bank registered in the UK or EEA. An existing or future French property owner or regular visitor to France.

Can I have a French bank account without a French address?

If I don’t have a recent utility bill or proof of address in France what can I do? In most cases, you will not be able to open a French bank account. Some banks will allow you to set up a provisional account if you show them your move is imminent, and then they’ll complete the procedure once you have a French address.

How can a non-resident open a bank account in France?

Most French high-street banks require that non-resident accounts are opened in person and you will need to book an appointment with a bank advisor in order to do so. For online banks and some international banks, you will be able to set up your account online or in your home country.

Can I keep my French bank account after Brexit?

There is no reason to suppose that one could not keep a bank account open after Brexit. Having said this, banks do sometimes behave in an individualistic manner, so one could not completely rule out the possibility that the bank requests that you close your account if you neither own nor rent property here.

Does N26 offer French Iban?

While Revolut and its German competitor N26 have been successful in client acquisition in France, with approximately one million and 1.75 million customers respectively, Nickel and Boursorama have a clear advantage: they can both offer clients a French International Bank Account Number (IBAN).

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Is N26 a French bank account?

N26 is a fully-regulated bank that holds a European banking license and is controlled by the German banking regulator.

Does N26 work in France?

N26 is a digital bank that’s available in a number of countries across Europe, including France.

Can I get a French Iban with Revolut?

Our Revolut account provides us with a French IBAN number, a BIC and an account number (all of which are usually required when opening a mobile phone account or changing utility bill supplier) and we have a Revolut debit card which allows us to pay for items in shops, restaurants, etc in whatever currency we choose.

Which UK banks operate in France?

HSBC, Nat West, and Barclays continue to provide non-resident accounts in the UK, and HSBC and Barclays have also kept their France branches open. HSBC continues to be the largest international bank operating in France, and you will find branches in major cities throughout France.

Can anyone open a bank account in France?

You are entitled to open a bank account in France whether you are a resident or non-resident, even if you do not own a property in the country. However, while residents have an automatic right to a bank account, non-residents do not.

What is Livret A bank account?

The product acts as a savings account for French citizens and residents, and the annual returns are not taxed. In July 2021, it was owned by 55 million individuals, for a total amount of 344,4 billion euros.