Account opening details

A telephone interview will complete the account application process.

During your pre-arranged telephone appointment, a CA Britline Account Advisor will discuss your banking requirements.  Your contract will be sent to you digitally and will need to be signed through the DOCUSIGN platform (we will tell you what you need to do).

You will then receive an email with your bank account details to enable you to make your first deposit, which needs to be with us within 7 days of your account being opened. When opening your account an initial deposit of £2500/3000€ is required, so you will need to arrange for funds to be sent to credit it.

NON-FRENCH RESIDENTS can send funds in STERLING and convert them into euros by our recommended option, the Britline International Payments Service.
It is also possible to send a bank-to-bank transfer or a personal cheque. The two latter payments must come directly from a bank account in your name held within the UK or EEA.

FRENCH RESIDENTS switching to a CA Britline account from an existing French account can make a transfer in EUROS or send a personal cheque in euros. These 2 payments must come directly from a bank account in your name held within the UK or EEA.


Associated Fees



Britline International Payment Transfer



Sterling Bank Transfer

Consult Sending Bank


Sterling Cheque

Consult Sending Bank

From 46.60€

Euro SEPA Transfer

Consult Sending Bank


Euro Cheque drawn on your French Bank Account



Euro Cheque drawn on your Euro Bank Account

Consult Sending Bank

From 29.90€

As soon as we have notification that your contracts have been signed and that your initial deposit has been credited onto your account, your chequebook and bank card(s) will be posted to your home address.

Sécuripass is a free service (excluding communication costs depending on the operator) requiring the download of the Ma Banque app and a subscription to the Crédit Agricole Online service. Conditions and limits of the service can be found in the General Terms and Conditions of Use available in the Ma Banque app or on request from your branch.