Britline Newsletter may 2020

Newsletter May 2020

Sunny days are here

With all the warmer sunnier weather we are having, the garden needs mowing even more. Is your lawnmower insured though ?
Many people believe that if you have house and contents insurance in place then the lawnmover that might be parked in your garage is automatically covered too. This is not the case and a seperate policy is needed.
At CA Britline, via Pacifica(1) we offer 3 levels of cover depending on whether you are looking to cover for public liabilty only or increase your cover up to including fire and theft in some cases.


Britline International Payments Service(2) Rate Alerts

If you are not in a rush to transfer but you are hoping that when you do you will obtain a specific rate sit back and let us monitor the markets for you.
Just let us know what exchange rate you are hoping to achieve and we’ll let you know by email when that rate becomes available to you.
It is easy to set up a rate alert, simply log in to your BIPS account and click on the "Rate Alerts" section.

Securipass: - Are you using it ?

If you have already downloaded and are using the app Ma Banque(3) you will probably already know about Securipass.
Securipass is integrated in the app Ma Banque and allows you to: -
  • Validate online purchases directly within the app. This means you no longer have to wait for a text mesage code to come through, which sometimes takes time if your signal is not very strong.
  • Add beneficiary accounts to your account to make transfers without having to wait 48hrs to make the transfer. By using the app and the function Securipass you tick all the boxes when it comes to speed, autonomy and security.


You may have recently received a letter from the French Tax office with the title: -
Objet : Paiement de votre tax d’habitation.

If you have up to now paid your taxe d’habitation by cheque the letter informs you that it is the last time the Tax office will accept payment of the tax by cheque without incurring penalties.
They strongly suggest that in the future you pay either online or fill in the tear-off slip that comes with the letter and return it with a RIB to them.


Helpful Information(4)

French Government
For the latest information and guidance in English from the French Government, regarding the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease COVID-19 in France, including certificates to print out when you need to leave your home click here.

UK Government
For the latest travel advice to France or traveling back to the UK click here.

Planning on Renovating your home this summer ?

Read our latest blog article if your dream is to renovate your future or existing French home.


Last but NOT least

Unfortunatly COVID 19 has done nothing to help with fraudulent emails in circulation in the name of Credit Agricole. These emails often ask you to connect to a false identification page in relation to Securipass, Paylib or to inform you that your card has been blocked or needs to be. Don’t answer. If you have a doubt, please call us.


*Free access by Internet (excluding fees charged by your service provider)
** Local costs apply when phoning within France from a fixed line. Check with your service provider when calling from abroad.

(1 )The insurance contracts and their options are provided by PACIFICA, the insurance company, subsidiary of Crédit Agricole SA.PACIFICA: Company regulated by the "Code des Assurances". Limited company with a consolidated capital of 252,432,825€ untied funds. Head office: 8-10 boulevard de Vaugirard - 75724 Paris cedex 15.352 358 865 RCS Paris. The events guaranteed and the conditons figure in the contract.

(2) Britline International Payments Service is provided by HiFX Europe Limited. HiFX is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 3517451. Registered office: Maxis 1, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1RT. HiFX Europe Limited is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017, registration 462444, for the provision of payment services.

(3) Free download and access to the Ma Banque application, excluding communication costs according to operators. The use of the application requires the use of a communication terminal compatible with Internet access and a subscription to the Crédit Agricole En Ligne service. Services may vary depending on your Regional Bank.
- App Store is a trademark registered under the name of Apple Inc.
- Android™ and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

(4) Every effort has been made to provide appropriate websites and information in English, however some sites are only available in French so you may want to use an online translation service.This information is provided by CA Britline as a courtesy as the contacts may be useful to you. All contact details are correct at 27/4/2020, but may be subject to change.CA Britline does not accept any responsibility for the communications, information and services provided by any of the above organisations.Should you have a complaint in connection with any of the third party contacts provided on this page you will need to send it directly to the organisation concerned.

CA Britline is a branch of the Caisse Régionale de Crédit Agricole Mutuel de Normandie - Head Office: 15, esplanade Brillaud-de-Laujardière - CS 25014 - 14050 CAEN CEDEX 4 - Cooperative company with variable capital, registered as a credit company - 478 834 930 RCS Caen - Insurance brokerage company registered under matricule Nr 07 022 868. CA Britline is a member of the Guaranteed Fund for deposits, the Guarantee of Investors warranties, and Guaranteed Fund for investors. CA Britline is controlled by L’Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution: 4 Place de Budapest - CS 92459 - 75436 Paris Cedex 09.