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Create an account

Whether you are ready to proceed with your project in France or just getting started, the most important item on your list is to open a French bank account to make everyday life that little bit easier.

To open an account, you need to be:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Resident in either the UK, Ireland or France
  • An existing or future French property owner, or regular visitor to France

No need to come to France to apply for your French bank account as this process can all be done online in 15 minutes.

Before applying, please take the time to read through the 6 easy steps to open your account and prepare the documents relating to your ID, address, income, signature and existing main bank account.

*All transfers will be fee free. A £9 fee normally applies for transfers under £2,500. Transfers over £2,500 are free as standard. Charges may occasionally be applied by a third party bank when transferring the funds to us or before the funds arrive in the recipient account. Britline International Payments Service, powered by HiFX. HiFX Europe Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration 462444, for the provision of payment services. HiFX is also a registered MSB with HM Revenue & Customs. Registration number 12131222. HiFX accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damages suffered through any act or omission taken asa result of reading or interpreting any of the above information. HiFX is a limited company registered in Englandand Wales. Registered number: 3517451. Registered office: Maxis 1, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1RT.