Britline Newsletter July 2017

Phone lines are now open over lunchtime so you can now contact us from 8.45am to 6pm French time, Monday through to Friday.
Our blog has been launched and it’s where you will find interesting information on culture, everyday banking and general tips regarding France. Below are some snippets of what you can find.
Summer is finally here
If you are spending your holidays in Normandy or even passing through this summer why not discover the beauty of Normandy’s Cote Fleurie.
Pretty houses, flowering gardens, beaches and ports. Honfleur, Trouville sur Mer and Houlgate are just some of the places on the Cote Fleurie to discover this summer.
Online Security-Don’t let the fraudsters catch you out
Did you know that the most common passwords can be cracked in seconds? Dates of birth, children’s and pets names as well as basic number compositions are all easy for a seasoned hacker to obtain and let’s not forget the post it notes that you may leave lying around the house for potential burglars to find.
How to make sure you stay safe and secure when surfing on the internet.
Looking Forward

Is your child currently attending a French school or will be from September? Do you want to protect your family in the event of personal injury?
If you answer yes to either of these questions speak to us about "school insurance"(1) and personal injury protection (GAV)(1), which cover the legal requirements that schools will ask you to provide.
If you already have home insurance in place we may only need to activate the option "school insurance"(1). What’s more the GAV(1) can be put in to place for all of the family not just your children.
Don’t leave things too late this summer!

New Partner(2) for CA Britline

CA Britline is proud to be in partnership with Open Gardens/Jardin Ouverts.
Open Gardens is a registered association which encourages owners to open up their French gardens to the public with the proceeds collected going to various charities.
Visit gardens in France this summer or open up your garden for visitors.

Investment Opportunities for You
In order to diversify your available funds and boost your return why not invest in formula funds or bonds over a medium to long term period?
Good to Know

Have you tried out the new BIPS(3) rate alert service yet? This service lets YOU decide on the exchange rate that you are hoping to achieve. You can then sit back whilst BIPS(3) monitor the markets for you. You will be advised by email or text when that rate becomes available. The service will soon be available via our app My Britline also!
Make life easier even before transferring your funds!

Important Information for Residents and Non-Residents in France
From the 1st July 2017 is it obligatory to have visible an air quality certificate on the windscreen of your vehicle. All vehicle owners in France and in other European countries are concerned by this and must apply for a certificate online.
The cost of the certificate is 4.18€ and you may pay with your card.
For residents in France : if stopped by the police without the certificate you could be fined 68€.
For non-residents : the certificate is not currently obligatory but if stopped by the police you will need to show your vehicles registration document indicating the air emissions
Coming soon
We will soon be introducing 3 new additions to our range of products and services.
Firstly and at last by launching our own Facebook Page full of interesting info and keeping you up to date on a regular basis of what is going on here and in France.
Secondly the CA Britline card full of additional benefits exclusively created with you in mind.
And finally the "Callback" option on our website. This new addition to our site will allow you to make a request for an automatic "Callback" to be made to you by one of the team.

*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) Non-life insurance provided by Pacifica for property and belongings held in France, life insurance provided by Predica for residents in France only. 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.

(2) 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

(3) Britline International Payments Service is provided by HiFX Europe Limited. HiFX is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN No. 462444) for the provision of payment services. Registered office: Maxis 1, Western Road, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1RT.

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.