For the majority of those who move to a France, speaking to a qualified financial adviser, who is regulated where you plan to live, is something which happens after you have made the move. But, talking to one before you embark on the journey can help avoid some issues which expatriates can find themselves encountering:
Many UK based advisers are not fully regulated to offer advice for France and may not be aware of the most current regulations or tax efficient solutions for your needs.
A French regulated adviser can ensure you are financially prepared for your move, in terms of any investments, savings and taxes which can become due on both income and windfalls you may be expecting after your move.
Many people come to France with plans of using their new French property to run a business. A French regulated adviser can compare your anticipated return on investment to that from tax efficient, financial investments available.
For those planning on using the property as the main source of income, how you buy your property can have different benefits in terms of French tax rules.
A regulated adviser has no vested interest in which property you buy, yet has often a long history of experience of the path you are undertaking.
Investing an hour of two of your time before you make the move to France can provide peace of mind and financial comfort when planning a new adventure.