To open a bank account in Societe Generale France‘s 2,300 branches, you’ll need to choose the nearest branch, arrange an appointment online, in person at the bank office or by calling 3933 or +33 (0) 810 01 3955. The service is free of charge and includes monthly reports and account management.
When opening an account, Societe Generale requires to submit the following documents:
1. Valid identity card: French identity card, national passport (for non-EU citizens visa is obligatory), residence permit.
2. Copy of documents proving the applicant’s residency in France within the last three months: utility checks, EDF/GDF check, etc.
3. Tax notice of the applicant’s home country (for foreign citizens) or tax residency certificate (Certificat de Residence Fiscale).
Once you have these items, you can now begin the process of opening your account.
Get an appointment with a manager or visit a branch nearest to you and follow the simple steps with your relationship manager to complete your account opening.
NOTE: You may open your account under any currency of your choice especially if you are going to transact internationally.
Getting Your Credit Card
You can get your credit card by filling out the required forms online or in the bank branch you choose. Societe General in France offers the following credit cards:
Societe Generale MasterCard is a universal banking card, that allows you to pay for purchases and withdraw money in France and abroad. The card is accepted at over 24 million merchants and more than 1 million of ATMs marked with the MasterCard logo.
Societe General Visa is also a universal card to make purchases in France in abroad using more than 29 million merchants and withdraw your funds at more than 1 million ATMs with the Visa logo worldwide. You also be able to use Quiétis service — insurance against purchases in case of loss or theft.
Visa Premier Card and MasterCard Gold are much more than international credit cards, allow to use privileges and preferential rates for entertainment:
– Travel agencies, cinemas, shows, car rentals, newspaper subscription, etc.
– Health, disability and death insurances abroad
– Extended insurance for booking corrections and cancellations, loss, theft or damage of luggage, delays
– Car rental insurance
– Special snow sports and mountain insurance
– Purchase protection.
Visa Infinite: Premium services (concierge service: hotels, restaurants, car rental companies, etc., are available by telephone 24/7; health, legal and death insurances abroad; blue e-card service).
American Express GREEN:
The first month service is free of charge; private shopping and online sales schedules; shopping discounts on www.ma-green.fr; free of charge additional card for a friend or a family member.
American Express GOLD:
No pre-determined spending limit; fraud (also through internet) insurance; free of charge card replacement within 48 hours; liability limited to € 25.00 in case of fraudulent use of the card; travel, vehicle, health and snow sports insurances; invitations to exclusive events; free of charge additional card for a friend or a family member.
American Express PLATINUM:
Premium services: flower delivery and theater tickets order, restaurant booking, etc.; preferential rates and privileges while traveling; maximum payment flexibility; vehicle, legal and medical assistance and insurance abroad.
Air France KLM – American Express SILVER:
Miles are added after each purchase (up to 15 miles for each € 10.0); access to most of the American Express services; customer service available worldwide 7/24; basic insurances.
Air France KLM – American Express GOLD:
Miles are added after each purchase (up to 15 miles for each € 10.0); access to most of the American Express services; customer service available worldwide 7/24; a wide range of insurances.
Air France KLM – American Express PLATINUM:
Miles are added after each purchase (up to 15 miles for each € 10.0); access to all services of American Express; customer service available worldwide 7/24; access to chosen premium services (plus Concierge Service Fine Dining program); complete range of insurances.
In case of loss, theft or improper functioning, the credit card is replaced free of charge within three business days.