It’s been a bittersweet month. I sold my flat in Paris, and now need to send a couple hundred thousand Euros to my US bank account. I emailed HSBC, my French bank for a sense of their exchange rate and fees, but - IN GRAND FRENCH BANK TRADITION - I have heard nothing from them. When I bought the place 12 years ago, I sent over money from the US via XE.com, and have replenished my HSBC account usually using Transferwise. But I haven’t linked either XE.com or Transferwise to my French account, and I’ve found French banking to be such an absurd cluster-whatever of arbitrary rules that I’m kind of dreading it.
1.How would YOU send a large sum out of France? Which service or exchange company would you use? I’m in NYC, and so I can’t patiently present myself at the branch and argue with them.
- How do you link a French bank account to Transferwise - I read that Sending Money at Xmas Time item, and people seemed to be doing it.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions,