The Livret A rate will fall from February 2020 to its floor level of 0.5%, as foreseen by its new calculation formula.

Savings: Livret A will drop from 0.75% to 0.5% in February

With this measure, the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire intends to stimulate the funding of public policies and encourage the French to diversify their investments. End of the suspense for the Livret A: the rate will fall from February 2020 to its floor level of 0.5%, as foreseen by its new calculation formula. This was announced Wednesday 15th […]

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The winter sales in France start on Wednesday 8th January

Winter Sales: Departure Wednesday 8th January for Four Weeks

The winter sales start on the 8th January 2020 and go from six weeks to four, in accordance with the Pacte law to respect the wishes of traders and artisans. “Too many sales kill sales!” This is sort of the message from the government, which has decided to reduce this period of store discounts to four weeks – compared to six previously. The winter sales officially […]

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Increase in the minimum wage, reduction in income tax ... We take stock of the main measures that change on January 1, 2020. (© Illustration Pixabay)

Taxes, Glasses, Radar Cars, Tobacco … What Changes on January 1st, 2020

In 2020, new measures may change your purchasing power. Rising tobacco, lower taxes, radar cars … What you need to know to start the year off right. A new year begins soon. And with, its novelties. Lower income tax and exemption from housing tax for 80% of households, cotton swabs banned for sale, deployment of radar cars in new regions … What changes on […]

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Euromillions: the jackpot will increase from 190 to 250 million euros in 2020

Euromillions: The Jackpot Will Increase from 190 to 250 Million Euros in 2020

This formula change, which will not be inconsequential for the intermediate draws of Euromillions will be implemented by the 4th February 2020. Details. This is a first for 10 years: by February 4, 2020, the ceiling of the Euromillions jackpot will be raised! Set at 190 million euros since 2009, it will now reach 250 million euros, reports the website […]

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Black Friday set a new sales record in France and the United States

Black Friday: Record Purchases Beaten in the United States … and in France

In France, even criticized, Black Friday 2019 has recorded 56 million transactions by credit card in one day, 6 million more purchases than last year. And, in the United States, transactions also reached a new record, with over $ 7 billion. Blocking actions, creation of “  Block Friday”, criticisms, demonstrations … The Black Friday 2019 has given rise to […]

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The European Union opens an investigation into a possible collusion between Casino and Intermarché

Competition: The European Union Opens an Investigation into a Possible Collusion between Casino and Intermarché

PRICES: Casino and Intermarché, which created a central purchasing office in November 2014, are suspected of having coordinated their pricing policies towards consumers Have Casino and Intermarché agreed on prices? The European Commission has opened an investigation, Monday, on possible collusion between the two major French distributors, violating the competition rules of the EU. Casino and Intermarché, which created a joint […]

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Airbus sells 300 aircraft to Indian company, one of the biggest contracts in its history

Airbus Sells 300 Aircraft to Indian Company, One of the Biggest Contracts in its History

JACKPOT: Airbus unveiled Tuesday a firm contract of 300 aircraft passed with a low-cost Indian company At the list price, the gigantic command “firm” unveiled on Tuesday by Airbus exceeds 33 billion dollars. The European aircraft manufacturer has just sold 300 aircraft at a time, the  A320neo, to the Indian low-cost company IndiGo. A contract that he describes as “one of the […]

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Payments on the Internet: The SMS to validate the purchases will disappear at the end of 2020

Payments on the Internet: The SMS to Validate the Purchases will Disappear at the End of 2020

SECURITY: The objective of the European Banking Authority is to reduce the number of frauds on online payments by credit card Starting in 2021, banks and merchants will no longer be able to offer SMS authentication for online payments . The European Banking Authority (EBA) has announced that it left until 31st December 2020 to set up a strong […]

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The overdraft is expensive if its ceiling is exceeded.

One in Five French People Exceeds Their Authorised Overdraft Every Month

If the trend is down, the French are still adept at the bank overdraft authorised, which concerns six people out of 10 every year. And this service continues to be expensive. More than one in five French people exceeds the limit of their overdraft allowed once a month. This is evident from a study conducted by the Panorabanques banking comparator. […]

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Paypal pulls out of Facebook Libra Crytocurrency project

Libra: PayPal Withdraws from Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Project

As a member of the consortium of partners including Visa and Mastercard, the group, Paypal had planned to invest at least $ 10 million in the Facebook Libra Cryptocurrency project. The growing opposition of many players and regulators to Facebook’s future virtual currency has finally defeated the willingness of a major investor to participate. PayPal has announced Friday its decision […]

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