Britline Newsletter November 2019

Newsletter November 2019

We would just like to say:
Several of our customers have expressed concern over the future of banking in France and Britline post Brexit.
We would like to reassure you that our position has not changed and we remain open for business as usual. We look forward to continuing working together towards your future projects and providing you with the best English speaking service when banking in France.
If you are a French resident and wishing to apply for French residency status click here to access the French government portal(6) in English.

Reward Scheme(1)

We have recently introduced our Reward Scheme. You may have received an email from us if you qualify for the scheme. If you wish to contact us to see how it works please do not hesitate.


BIPS (2) just got better!

FEE FREE transfers(3) from now on. As well as no transfer fees you have access to:
  • Highly competitive exchange rates
  • Live no obligations quotes
  • Ability to make online transfer 24/7 up to £300000 and much more

Not just banking but Insurance(4) too!

Not only do we provide solutions to all your banking needs, via Pacifica a range of insurance products are also available.
From House to Car insurance in France for those essential belongings to Top Up Health and Personal Injury when it comes to covering yourself or your loved ones. Contact us and review your insurance requirements today in English.

Are you using it yet?

Many of you have already switched from the app My Britline to the app Ma Banque(5) developed by CA Normandie. From early spring 2020 My Britline will be gradually phased out.

Ma Banque has been created to help you consult and manage your accounts and budget as well as carrying out your daily banking transactions in French. Most importantly it enables you to:

  • Validate online purchases directly via the app using Securipass meaning you no longer have wait for a text mesage code to come through
  • Add a beneficiary to your account without having to wait 48hrs to make the transfer

If you have not tried it out yet click here for more information.

Top Tip

If as a one off you need to deposit cash in to a local CA branch to credit your Britline account it is essential that along with your cash you include, in the deposit envelope, the following:

  • Your RIB
  • Copy of your passport
An operation of this nature can take up to 4 weeks for the funds to be credited to your account, therefore in order to avoid a delay think about using the BIPS dedicated transfer service(2). Funds can be quickly and easily sent from your UK account to Britline from the comfort of your own home.

Don't Forget

If you are fiscally resident in France and hold 1 or more taxable savings products, think about registering your tax exemption before the 30th November 2019.


*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) Terms and conditions apply. For more information contact your advisor.

(2)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 as a result of reading or interpreting any of the above information. HiFX is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 3517451. Registered office: Maxis 1, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1RT.

(3) This does not include the cost of you transferring the funds to Britline International Payment Service and any charges incurred where the funds being sent are in a different currency to the destination bank account. Minimum transfer of £50 (or currency equivalent) applies.

(4) Non life insurance provided by Pacifica for property and belongings held in France,.Companies regulated by the insurance code, subsidiaries of Credit Agricole Insurances. The events guaranteed and the conditions figure in the contract.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. The full details of the contract are available in the information notice. Contracts issued by your regional head office Crédit Agricole Normandie, co-operative company with variable capital, approved bank – Head office situated 15 Esplanade de Brillaud de Laujardière – CS25041, 14050 CAEN CEDEX 4 – Registered in CAEN under the company number 478 834 930 - Brokering company registered on the « registre des intérmediares d’assurance » n° 07 022 868.The details of the insurance broker for your regional head office are available on or in your local Crédit Agricole branch. Subject to availablility of this offer in your region. Ask your CA Britline advisor for more details.

(5) Free download and access to the My Bank 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.

(6) This information is provided by CA Britline as a courtesy as the contacts may be useful to you. All contact details are correct at 01/11/2019, but may be subject to change.

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.