Can I keep French bank account?

I have had an account with Crédit Agricole for over 10 years and it was opened with thoughts of buying a property in France. Now I do not think this will happen and I am only withdrawing cash from it on holiday. Will it be safe and uncomplicated to keep doing this in the case of Brexit or should I withdraw the money and close the account? C.B.

27 March 2019
By Hugh MacDonald

There is no reason to suppose that one could not keep a bank account open after Brexit.

Having said this, banks do sometimes behave in an individualistic manner, so one could not completely rule out the possibility that the bank requests that you close your account if you neither own nor rent property here.

Reader's query answered by Hugh MacDonald

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