CA Britline

Can I open a Sterling Bank Account in France?

Can I open a Sterling Bank Account in France?If you need to open a sterling bank account and live outside the UK, it can be difficult. British banks have restrictions on opening accounts for non-residents, making it tricky if you no longer live permanently in the UK.

However, for CA Britline customers with a euro account, it could not be easier. We’re part of Crédit Agricole, a French bank that’s been around since 1894 – and today provide banking services for thousands of Britons and other expats living in France. There are many reasons why opening a sterling based account is useful. We know that many of our clients own property in the UK, perhaps have a job or work freelance across the Channel, or receive a UK pension.

Benefits to opening a CA Britline sterling account.

£ It is easy to transfer money between your CA Britline sterling and euro currency accounts (minimum transfer €1000). This is generally free to a CA Britline account unless “on the spot” trading is required.

£ Your Money is protected... The French Government has a Deposit Guarantee covering deposit and savings accounts for amounts up to €100,000. This is similar to the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

To open your new sterling currency account, click on the link below and provide us with your contact details. You will also find full details of the T&Cs on the web page.

Alternatively give us a call on +33 (0)2 31 55 67 89 or email

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