No reason why not imo. The only thing I can think of is whether they provide a cheque book or not which may (or may not) be an important feature for you since cheques are still de rigour en France (but with diminishing reliance).
Our cheque book is seldom used these days… paying money in to Banque Postale for Livret A accounts; Dr for RDV and the heating engineer for aircon servicing. Other times we try to pay by online banking direct to the merchant’s bank account.
I dumped my Credit Agricole account several years ago and switched to Boursorama. I’ve not had any problems with the account. They give you a cheque book and I receive an e-mail each time one of those cheques is debited. For cheques you may receive, you log them in the online system and then need to post them to Boursorama as they have no high street presence (despite being owned by Soc Gen). The phone app is fine for day-to-day account information. But at first I found the web online system took a while to understand completely and some options, such as downloading printed statements/.xls/etc files .
The day before yesterday I opened a Boursorama account with no problem. It was accepted within an hour subject to transferring an initial 50 euros.
Yesterday I applied for one for my husband, so that we can eventually have a joint account. Within half an hour it was refused. Our circumstances are identical, same source of income, same address, same email address and phone number (as he doesn’t speak French I deal with that side).
I phoned to enquire as to the reason for the refusal. They said he had to speak to them. This morning we phoned, I acted as translator, and after he had given his name, they said they could not divulge the reason for refusing the account. They said it was nothing to do with the documents I uploaded, nothing to do with the fact we share the phone and email address, and anothing to do with his age, and there was no point in applying again because he would definitely be refused. He has never had any banking problems in France, so I’m at a loss to think of the reason for the refusal.
Any ideas, anybody?
Obviously there is no point in trying again with them, but we specifically wanted to set up a joint account so that we could both close our current accounts elsewhere.