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Forum: France
Jan 17th 2022, 11:32 am
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By fringlish

Re: Home insurance quote

I've thought about what ET and dmu have said about insurance premiums being lower for holiday homes, and rising when they become principal residences. If Bazzer's quote (via estate agent and AXA)...
Forum: France
Jan 15th 2022, 5:00 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By fringlish

Re: Home insurance quote

Good point, ET. I wonder if that explains why the initial quote was so high. Bazzer didn't mention it not being his principal residence on completion when he first posted.

One other thing to...
Forum: France
Jan 15th 2022, 12:37 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By fringlish

Re: Moving to France For Work

You must be a magnet for hapless Brits, with so many clients who have fallen foul of the law.

I'm pleased to say that I have not come across any hapless Brits in the nearly 20 years I have lived...
Forum: France
Jan 15th 2022, 11:18 am
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By fringlish

Re: Home insurance quote

Just a thought, but when I bought my first house in France many years ago I was asked if I wanted to have the sellers insurance transferred to me, with me reimbursing the relevant part of the...
Forum: France
Jan 15th 2022, 9:58 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By fringlish

Talking Re: Moving to France For Work

It makes me wonder why you asked for more info without commenting on what you had already found, especially as your situation is as yet hypothetical (you use the word "If" in your opening post, and...
Forum: France
Jan 15th 2022, 8:32 am
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By fringlish

Re: Home insurance quote

I wouldn't say that the difference between 436€ and just under 300€ is "a bit extra".
As for receipts, I agree with what has been said. Of course we may no longer have receipts for older items, so...
Forum: France
Jan 14th 2022, 1:17 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By fringlish

Re: Home insurance quote

I have to disagree with dmu. To me it does seem extremely high. Too many people getting commission! Try www.assurland.com which is a comparison site. I have used it for car and house insurance in the...
Forum: France
Jan 13th 2022, 9:17 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By fringlish

Re: Moving to France For Work

Topics like this annoy me.

If the employer wants the employee to come to France he should sort it out.
We should not be asked to advise on something that most of us know nothing about.
if the...
Forum: France
Jan 13th 2022, 8:29 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,618
Posted By fringlish

Re: French debit or credit card

Of course he suggested the more expensive one. Banks lie. That's what banks do. Presumably that is 46€ on top of the normal bank charge for having the account in the first place. EKO is only 2€ a...
Forum: France
Jan 12th 2022, 9:02 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,618
Posted By fringlish

Re: French debit or credit card

When I opened my current account with CA some years ago I was given a Mickey Mouse debit card. It was Maestro or something like that rather than Visa or Mastercard, and couldn't be used for...
Forum: France
Jan 12th 2022, 8:14 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By fringlish

Re: Pass Sanitaire - 9th August 2021

An earlier post said that you need the pass to get into hospitals. In the last 3 months I have had one routine and one emergency visit to my médicin traitaint, 5 visits to one clinique and one visit...
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