When faced with a loan or investment proposal, as well as in the case of a financial package for the purchase of real estate, it is important to have certain guidelines in order to better understand the opportunities and risks. However, according to the 2021 Bank of France surveys, 69% of citizens consider their financial knowledge to be average or low.
Luckily, today there are many informational sites that fill these gaps. But you still need to know which ones are reliable! We’ve put together a small selection…
Gaming, Reliable and Educational Portals
For practical advice about your budget, managing your bank accounts or your loans, you can safely turn to LesKEYSDELABANQUE. Created by the French Banking Federation, this portal alternates between texts and videos in formats that are always very accessible. It also offers handy mini-guides, sample letters, and online calculators. There are two entrances to the platform: one for individuals, the other for entrepreneurs.
Another important site: Lafinancepourtous uses less playful presentation but equally educational content about money and finance. This portal is owned by the Institute for Public Financial Education (IEFP), a public interest association approved by the state. All issues related to banks, loans, investments, as well as real estate, insurance, taxes and even retirement are popularized here.
For its part, the Bank of France has created a public information portal Mesquestionsdargent as part of a national strategy for financial education of citizens. This platform, rich in content and interesting, multiplies formats for everything related to budget, investment, insurance, banking, retirement, financial troubles and fraud. The icing on the cake: the articles link to other trusted sites to complete your paperwork!
Less specialized but equally reliable Inc-conso.fr, the portal of the National Institute of Consumers, offers a Bank/Money section among many other everyday topics. Between practice sheets, simulators, standard letters, podcasts and manuals, information is just one click away!
Finally, the Autorité des Marchés financiers (AMF) gives a lot of advice and warnings to investors regarding investments on Amf-france.org, while Abe-infoservice.fr, a platform created by all financial players, deciphers the worlds. banking, insurance and savings.