Thoughts of holidays at their new French home is enough to put a smile on the faces of the Andrews family, who saved money by using Smart Currency Exchange when they purchased across the Channel.

Article written by Smart Currency Exchange 

When Mark and Judy Andrews from West Sussex found their ideal French property, a traditional farmhouse in Poitou-Charentes, they used Smart Currency Exchange to send money to France to pay the deposit.

“We exchanged and sent €19,650 after our offer of €210,000 was accepted for the property and we signed the compromis de vente,” said Judy. “We saved money using Smart, after comparing exchange rates with our bank and competitors. We’ll continue to use Smart for paying our French mortgage.”

Mark and Judy, who live in Horsham with their eight-year-old twins James and Isabella, have enjoyed numerous holidays in France, principally in the south-west, as well as winter trips to the Alps. Judy speaks French, was once an au-pair in France and has worked for a French oil company. When the couple began their hunt for a French property, they knew they wanted to be near Angoulême and within striking distance of their favourite coastal resort, La Rochelle.

Boasting beautiful countryside views, the Andrews’ property is near Montboyer and has been renovated to a high standard, preserving features such as stone fireplaces and oak floors. It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, and comes with more than half an acre of land, including an in-ground swimming pool.

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If, like the Andrews family, you are considering an overseas property purchase or move abroad, opening a no-obligation account with FCA-authorised Smart Currency Exchange will enable you to benefit from their competitive exchange rates and specialist currency knowledge, ultimately saving you money and time. For more information, download Smart Currency Exchange’s free report or visit the Currency Zone