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  • Lara Tabatabai

    Thank you for this great article Mademoiselle Guiga. When we moved in France in 2007, we approached the Credit Mutuel to open a bank account and it wasn’t a big problem. The thing that seemed to matter was that we were not “interdit bancaire”. They are very scared of that. This is when for example, you have debts and you couldn’t keep up with your payment. Surprisingly you can be “interdit bancaire” very easily in France. For example, one single check which is not honored and that’s it ! Also the overdraft in France they are not very generous. If there is unusual activity on your account, such as when my husband was booking all his plane tickets to go back between France and the UK at once, expect a call from the banker to ask you what is going on ! 🧐

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