I have a French bank account in France. In a restoration dispute, two cheques to seperate suppliers ‘bounced’. I have paid suppliers the full amount, one by bank transfer and the other in cash. I did not get receipts and neither supplier has responded when I asked them to confirm they have been paid. How long will I have to wait before these bad payments are wiped from my record and will I still need to pay timbre fiscal to the bank?
Anyone thinking about buying or renting a property in France or living or setting up a business in France, will need to open a bank account.
You will find that France has a abundance of financial institutions, all offering a comprehensive range of financial services. There are, however, a number of differences between other countries and the French banking systems and you should make yourself familiar with them to avoid frustration and subsequent problems.