Britline Newsletter December 2018

Newsletter December 2018

If you want to save this winter, transfer your funds in sterling... and we will give you a great exchange rate as usual (3).

  • Send in £’s & Save in €’s (commercial rate of the day will be applied)(2).
  • Fresh funds only(2)
  • Minimum opening deposit of 1000€
  • Available until the 31/12/2018
Quote reference code FX18 when transferring your £’s

Practical Info

  • In order to pay your taxe habitation online visit Have to hand your RIB (French bank account details), numero fiscal ( fiscal n°) and your revenue fiscal de reference (tax reference). Please note CA Britline cannot pay this type of bill for you.
  • If you are applying for a 'carte de sejour' and need to provide copies of your bank statements to the prefecture click here for more information on how to obtain them.

Christmas is coming

It’s almost that time again when you are probably going to spend extra on your card when it comes to buying presents or travelling around at the festive period.


  • Your pin code for your card cannot be changed. Don't be tempted to try and change it should you use it in a UK cash machine, even if you are given the option of changing the code. This will only block your card.
  • If you have forgotten your code think about asking us to resend it to you(4). This will be sent to your fiscal address. Request a re-send
  • Make sure wherever you make your purchases to keep your code hidden from others and your card in your possession at all times. If you are making internet purchases consult Peace of mind when purchasing online for some advice on keeping safe.

Making a permanent move this winter?

If you are moving to France permanently this winter don’t forget to insure your property.

If you are purchasing a new property CA Britline would be happy to propose adapted insurance solutions to meet your needs. Complete our online questionnaire now and we will be back in touch asap.
If you already hold insurance with us and need to make an amendment as your circumstances have changed contact us today.


Just a reminder

When you receive an email informing you that you have received an E-doc always consult your French online banking to see which document has been made available to you. The message you receive may be titled ‘You have a message!’ or ‘Vos documents "Banque, Assurance" à disposition’.

E-docs can include:
  • Bank statements
  • Insurance documents
  • Mortgage or loan documents
  • Fiscal declarations
  • Means of Payments
  • Regulatory information

Quicker health bill reimbursements

If you hold your top up health insurance(5) with us speed up your reimbursements by uploading any bill that should be reimbursed by Pacifica via their website(6). You can then follow your reimbursements via the site.

To use the site you will need to create an account which will then generate a password. Please note the site is in French.

We are open!

We are open non stop Monday to Friday from 8.45am French time to 6pm French time. Contact us via telephone on 0033231556789** or

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
For information we will be closed the 24th ,25th 31st December and January 1st.

*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)Available until the 31/12/2018. Gross annual percentage rate as of 01/11/2018. The DAT is a fixed term deposit account with a 3 month term, opened with a single credit and is non-renewable. The interest is calculated and paid at the end of the contract. The minimum investment is 1000€, no maximum deposit. The DAT "Britline Xchange" can only be subscribed to by private individuals holding a current account with Credit Agricole Britline. The rate of annual interest applicable is based on the scenario that no partial or full withdrawal request is made and that CA Britline does not proceed in an early repayment before the contract comes to its term.

(2) The funds deposited on to the DAT must be new funds, received in sterling by transfer less than one month prior to the opening of the DAT and converted in to euros in to your current account. Not applicable to sterling cheques. The commercial exchange rate of the day will be applied to your sterling upon arrival.

(3) Normal fees of 20.60€ apply. Subject to change.

(4) Normal fee of 9.50€ applies unless you have in place a service package. Ask your adviser for more details.

(5) The Health insurance contract is 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.
This contract is issued by your regional head office Crédit Agricole Normandie, registered with the ORIAS as a broker. Crédit Agricole Mutuel de 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. Contact your CA Britline advisor to find out the full details and conditions of this offer in your regional office of Crédit Agricole.

(6) CA Britline does not accept any responsability for the information and services provided by this organisation.

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: 61 rue Taitbout - 75436 Paris Cedex 09.