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Features of the tax system in France

Features of the tax system in FranceFrom other Western European countries the national tax system in France differs only in some, but notable features.
First, France inherent high social taxes – payments and contributions to social purpose funds (more than 40% of the total amount of taxes and mandatory payments, compared with about 30% on average in the European Union countries). Read more »

Types of taxes in France

Types of taxes in FranceIn 2011, the share of taxes in GDP in France amounted to 45.8%, which is about 5 percentage points above the average rate of taxation in the European Union. Read more »

Fiscal control in France

Fiscal control in FranceInternal Revenue Service is a part of the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Budget, headed by Minister-Delegate forthe budget. Tax administration is carried out mainly IRS and the Department of fees and other revenues. Read more »

Opening a bank account in a French bank

Opening a bank account in a French bankA foreigner staying or planning to stay in France for more than three months, has the right to open a bank account (compte bancaire) in a French bank. An alien who is not residing permanently in France, can open an account for the French non-residents (compte non-résident). Read more »

Mortgage loan for the construction of real estate in France

Mortgage loan for the construction of real estate in France To get a mortgage in France is possible not only to objects of the secondary market, but also for the purchasing of the object under construction. The process of mortgage lending differs from that of the secondary market object. Read more »

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Credit du Nord

Credit du Nord BankCredit du Nord is a French bank, one of three components of retail branch network Societe Generale banking group, along with Boursorama and Societe Generale.  Read more »

Caisse d’Epargne Bank

Caisse d'Epargne BankBank Caisse d’Epargne was founded in 1818 in Paris.
The Caisse d’Epargne financial group until July 2009 consisted of 17 branches in France. Read more »

Credit Lyonnais (LCL) Bank

Credit Lyonnais (LCL) BankCredit Lyonnais (LCL) is one of the major French commercial banks. It was founded by Henri Germain in July 1863 and was the largest bank in the world by 1900. In the early 1990s, Crédit Lyonnais was the largest state-owned French bank. Read more »

BNP Paribas Bank

BNP Paribas BankBNP Paribas is one of the leading banking and financial services companies in Europe. The Group has operations in 80 countries and has around 200,000 employees (about a half of them serve customers in four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg).  Read more »

HSBC France

HSBC France Bank LogoHSBC France (subsidiary of the international financial group – HSBC Group) is a bank incorporated in France, member of the French system of deposit insurance and savings, as well as all French banks.  Read more »

Natixis Bank

Natixis bank logoNatixis is the corporate and investment bank, part of BPCE Group. It was created as a result of merger of Caisse d'Epargne and Banque Populaire.  Read more »

Credit Mutuel

Credit Mutuel Bank LogoCredit Mutuel is a French banking network consisting of 5,390 local cooperatives and mutual funds, grouped into 18 regional federations, including the national confederation.  Read more »

Credit Cooperatif

Credit Cooperatif bank logoCredit Cooperatif is a French cooperative bank, that provides all traditional banking services. Customers, both clients and associates hold 80% of its capital and form the Board of Directors.  Read more »

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