Americans in France: Tell us if you have difficulty with French banks

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 6 Aug, 2019 Updated Tue 6 Aug 2019 14:37 CEST
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Strict new reporting requirements for French banks dealing with US citizens - and 'accidental Americans' - have lead to increasing problems.


Last week the president of the French banking association the Federation Bancaire Francais Laurent Mignon wrote to finance minister Bruno Le Maire warning him that banks may have to close 40,000 accounts belonging to US citizens.

The problems relate to the new FATCA tax accord passed by the US.

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But even ahead of a waiver for the new rules expiring in France, we have heard anecdotal evidence of Americans either having trouble opening accounts or having their French accounts closed down without warning.

We want to hear from our readers on their experiences.




The Local 2019/08/06 14:37

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