Guide to Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign Currency Service for France

If you are looking to convert UK pounds, dollars or another currency into euros and transfer funds to France, we recommend working with our foreign exchange partners at Currencies Direct in the UK and Europe, or the international money experts at Xe currency. Both companies are established and well-respected FX specialists, with over fifty years of combined experience in the international currency sector. They are authorised by the FCA for the issuing of electronic money under the Electronic Money Regulations in the UK.

Learn how they provide expert guidance and can secure competitive rates to purchase your home in France, or to arrange regular overseas payments, all commission-free. For property sellers, they can assist in transferring euros back to your bank account back home.

Convert Euros for your French Property

There are different types of options (spot contract, forward contract, limit order) for your currency requirements, depending on the amount and timescales involved. International markets are by definition volatile and currencies fluctuate constantly, it's not easy to keep track or know where to turn to for advice. We receive enquiries daily about money transfers, mostly for euros, but also for UK pounds, dollars and other foreign currencies, for property purchases, deposits and pension money. We are also finding that professionals and companies are getting smarter with their transfers, especially for overseas invoice payments.

English-Speaking Currency Specialists

Your dedicated English speaking account manager will work with your specific schedule and keep you informed every step of the way. They can for example notify the notary in France when your funds have been transferred to their account in a timely manner. You will not have to endure the frustrating automated call answering service with your bank and going around the app on your smartphone, to learn that after all, it is not that easy to make overseas payments with a high-street bank.

Great Advice and Excellent Rates

Our award-winning property portal was mentioned on the This is MONEY financial website in the UK. See below a small selection of testimonials written from happy clients who have enjoyed using our currency service.

"I secured a fantastic rate thanks to "my-french-house" and their currency transfer service. We received excellent advice and customer service when we needed to convert our currency into euros for our property purchase in France." Andy

"We have completed the final transfer of euros for my French house purchase. We received great rates, and the service was excellent. We're delighted that we have set up repeat monthly payments to our accounts over here." Cath H.

Top Money Expert Saving Tip

It's a smart move to plan ahead and set up your currency trading account before embarking on your property viewing trip. Doing so will demonstrate to both the vendor and the estate agent that you are motivated and organised.

In this market, with French banks not supplying mortgages and sellers seeking cash buyers, this step becomes more critical. Vendors are wary of buyers who need to sell before they can buy, they are looking for motivated buyers who are ready to commit. So, having an account already set up could significantly increase your chances of negotiating a better price for your dream property.

Competitive Rates and FX Service

Did you know that GBP/EUR rates moved more than 7% in 2023? Are you using your bank for money transfers to France, Europe or globally? Learn how much you could save with our FX service compared to your high-street bank. Our currency partners offer competitive rates and fast service, while delivering a high-level of customer service, commission free.

Start Managing your FX Exposure

There may be rules and restrictions that apply based on your location, amount and the destination of your wire transfer. At My-French-House we believe you should have options to choose the service for you and your money. Start managing your exposure with Currencies Direct or our new FX global transfer partners at XE.com, why not compare them and see who provides the best rate for your currency.