‘Ask Amanda’ – The Deux Sevres Magazine & the Vendee edition
Welcome to “Ask Amanda”.
I have been writing regularly for the Deux Sevres Magazine and am delighted to be invited to now contribute to the Vendee edition. I want to start by introducing myself.
I am Amanda Johnson and have lived in the Loudun area, with my family, for the past 7 years. I am a Financial Planner working with the regulated Independent Finance company “The Spectrum IFA Group”. We specialise in helping expatriates understand the benefits and obligations of living in the French system. Bilingual, with 20 years of financial experience in the UK, I am authorised through Orias in France and The Spectrum Group is also registered with the AMF.
Living in France is very rewarding but many of the rules and regulations, especially when it comes to taxation, inheritance, retirement planning, buying and renovating your home, differ from the UK. Working closely with colleagues throughout France ensures I can share experiences, best practices and keep you abreast of changes in French financial law. This is why I consider it important to have a servicing strategy of regular face to face meetings with my clients.
I am frequently asked about Inheritance tax planning and can usually make recommendations that ensure when you have lost a loved one any financial loss is kept to a minimum? I can help you optimise your savings by offering a range of investments in major currencies, protecting you from exchange fluctuations and from inheritance tax should the worst happen. I can also review existing pension arrangements giving advice on your future retirement plans.
Over the coming months I will be detailing questions I am asked and providing answers which have helped my customers & I hope will assist you. For a Free Consultation, on Inheritance tax, investments, retirement planning and tax efficient buying or renovating your home, or to review your current circumstances, please contact me.