Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New bank savings accounts in France - Livret A - 4.8%

Fed up with only getting a couple of percent on your savings in France? The new Livret A account will be giving 4% from August and is expected to be returning 4.8% from January 2009!

The European commission has forced the French government to remove certain restrictions on savings accounts in the French banking system. This is leading to increased availability of interest paying bank accounts and therefor increased competition from the French banks for your money.

Read the full article here

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Brest 2008 Pictures

Trawling around the net fetched up a page about the Brest 2008 Tall Ship show that I thought I should share with you. It's got a nice selection of pictures taken at Brest 2008 of tall ships and a description that is worth reading for anyone that is thinking of going to the next one..... Brest 2012.

To see the Brest 2008 Gallery and info Click Here