Monaco: The new 'Banque Havilland' opening in Monaco
Luxembourg-based Banque Havilland has just finalised the acquisition of Dexia Private Bank Monaco SAM. Under its new name Banque Havilland (Monaco) SAM the bank will continue to operate out of the same premises (3-9 blvd des Moulins and 32-34 blvd Princesse Charlotte), with the focus on wealth management.Read more … New bank for Monaco’s wealthy
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Switch to an international policy with minimum fuss only with ASN AG
Are you one of those globetrotters who has recently moved to new pastures and is now without adequate health insurance? If you are, then you belong to a growing number of people demanding an international health and accident insurance policy that will simplify life for those working or living abroad, or who travel extensively.Read more … Free health cover transfer
Provence & Côte d'Azur: Starting a business can be right up there with base jumping and shark diving in terms of dangerous pursuits
But there is a way to become self-employed without taking enormous risk. The auto entrepreneur system in France has simplified small businesses, and it can be the gateway that foreigners need to complete their dream.Read more … Have you got what it takes?
Monaco: Government have revealed plans to reduce development plans
The Principality of Monaco will downsize development plans in a bid to balance the books within the next three years.Read more … Rigorous budgetary discipline
Numbers well up on 2010 notably among Russians and Chinese
After years of enduring the fallout from the 2008 global financial meltdown, things are finally returning to normal for the tourism industry on the French Riviera. The latest figures reveal visitor numbers are well up on last year, despite unseasonably changeable weather.Read more … Riviera tourism back on track
Business Avertorial: RFP Director Yves Derrien talks life insurance
The French tax reform of July introduced new changes for one of the most useful investments for non-residents: life insurance policies. These policies are specific French investment vehicles used for both savings and transmission. As long as the funds remain invested within the policy, capital gains are not subject to capital gains tax. If some money is withdrawn, only the capital gain of the amount taken out (not the principal) is taxed. The capital can be invested in all kinds of mutual funds, and even in selected listed and unlisted equities under conditions.Read more … Understanding life insurance
Business Advertorial: Unlike most finance specialists RFP are transparent
As everybody knows, forecasting the evolution of the financial markets is very difficult. That's probably why the following ironic expressions exist: - An investment specialist is the person who will tell you tomorrow why what he predicted yesterday is not happening today. - A long term strategy is a short term strategy that has failed.Read more … The financial forecast
Business: ...and together thanks to the European Professional Women’s Network
Considering that she has been in an atelier at Nice's Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the last few hours, Melanie Gulliver is surprisingly full of energy when she meets me in The Riviera Times offices. She has been at a workshop on the pros and cons of setting up as an auto-entrepreneur; both for her own benefit and for the benefit of fellow members of the European Professional Women's Network, for which she acts as treasurer for the Nice Côte d’Azur branch.Read more … Women doing it for themselves...
Business: Why RFP is unique among independent financial advisers
RFP, Riviera Financial Planning sarl, is an Independent Financial Advisory (FIA) company established in 2003 in Sophia Antipolis, near Antibes, fully registered in France and dedicated to private clients from Northern Europe who already have or are considering buying an estate in the south-east of France or Monaco.Read more … Stand out from the crowd
Business: Yet another hotel awarded 5-stars on the Côte d'Azur
Between Cannes and Saint Raphael, another hotel has been awarded the all-important symbol of luxury: the fifth star. The Tiara Yaksta in Théoule-sur-Mer has succeeded in meeting the new classification criteria that’s been set in the hotel sector, which have been gradually changing since 2009.Read more … Five stars!