Why a bank account?

After moving to France, one of the first things you’ll have to do is open a French bank account. You’ll need a French bank account to pay your rents, your bills, to easily withdraw cash, and to get paid by your employer, to name just a few.

But it's quite the vicious circle....you need proof of address to open your account, but to get an apartment, you need a bank account...

To open a French bank account, you have to do 3 things:

1. Make an appointment;

2. Get documents together;

3. Show up to the appointment with the required documents.

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To facilitate this process, we make an appointment for your with a English-speaking counselor!

We work with a bank who offers a good solution for ALL expats (all nationalities). No commitment is required (i.e you'll be able to change to a different bank whenever you want). In only 20 mins, you will have a French Bank account with a credit card and a RIB (French IBAN). The RIB is very useful for a lot of administratives processes in France.


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