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James: Sold Property in France

James was looking for a way to easily transfer money from Euros to Pounds with a good exchange rate. After being introduced by a French estate agent, James used Lumon to transfer the funds, raised from a house sale in France, back to the UK.

James appointed Lumon for his overseas payments, opened an account within a few minutes over the phone, and spoke to his account manager. He was issued his personalised PROXY which was sent to the Notaire and once the completion took place, the Notaire arranged a direct transfer to James’ Lumon e-account in France.

The sale proceeds arrived shortly after and James was automatically notified via email, text, and phone from his account manager. They in turn assisted with live information on the currency market so that James could make an educated and informed decision on how to manage his overseas payment.

Once the instruction had been taken to complete the exchange from Euros to Pounds Sterling, the onward transfer was released automatically and arrived very quickly into James’ bank account. In James’ words, “Everything was done professionally, the due diligence and security checks were far from onerous. I can’t think of anything I would have changed!”

The service from Lumon was exceptional! There were no issues from start to finish, everything was seamless. I would 100% recommend using Lumon to a friend!


Lumon offer a prestigious, personalised and expert service as the French Property Currency Specialists. With a dedicated French team who have on average of over 10 years’ experience making them extremely well placed to assist clients in achieving their goals in the French property market.

There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying or selling a French property. But when it comes to overseas payments, our experts have seen it all. We’ve handled countless house sales for thousands of happy customers over the last twenty years.

It’s important to us that you’re comfortable with how we handle your funds and the safeguarding processes we use during any currency exchange, large or small.

So we keep your money in segregated accounts, held with trusted mainstream banks. And because we’re an authorised e-money institution, you can keep your currency with us until you need to make a payment.