18 French words you need to know to use the banking system in France
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Do you know how to say ‘cash’ or ‘overdraft’ in French? Here are 18 words and phrases you need to know in order to be able to use the French banking system
Un compte bancaire – a bank account
Le solde – the balance
Un virement – a transfer
Un prélèvement automatique – a direct debit
Un chéquier – a cheque book
Une carte bancaire – a debit/credit card
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Être à découvert – to be overdrawn
Payer d’agios – to pay banking fees
Approvisionné – supplied with funds
Un découvert autorisé – an authorised overdraft
Faire un retrait d’argent liquide – to withdraw cash
Un distributeur de billets – a cash machine
En espèces – in cash
Un produit d’épargne – a savings product
Prêt – loan
Découvert – overdraft
Billet – Bank note
Liquide – Cash
Want to know more about the French banking system? Read our guide to French retail banking