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Mary Hall presents a basic guide to setting up house insurance, bank account and electricity, water and mains gas services for your new French property

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Expats in France

Moving abroad to France? Currencies Direct can help you make the most of your money when transferring currency

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Why your trusty high-street bank might not be the place when it comes to getting the best currency deal

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Buying guides

Don't be bamboozled by strange foreign exchange terms - this handy currency transfer jargon buster explains all!

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Buying guides

Currency exchange is an important aspect of buying a home in France and using a market order to time your currency purchase could save you money

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At a loss over losing money when you need to send cash back home? It's a common problem for expats who are getting stung by excessive fees and hidden charges from banks. With CurrencyFair, an online marketplace, secure transactions are made faster and far cheaper

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