Opening a bank account in France can be very useful, especially to pay your bills (electricity, telephone, rent) and subscriptions (transport, Internet).
You will also be able to collect your possible salaries more easily and be reimbursed for your health expenses directly.
A French payment card also allows you to pay most of your expenses and avoids carrying large amounts of cash.
It is important to compare offers from different banks. The costs of withdrawal cards, international transfers and money withdrawals abroad can vary significantly from one institution to another.
Three documents are required to open a bank account: an identity document, a proof of residence and a certificate of schooling or a student card.
By opening a bank account, you will be entitled to a credit card and a cheque book. Thanks to your bank account number (RIB) in your checkbook, you can easily set up automatic withdrawals for your various subscriptions.
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