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What is the meaning of “advice confirms” in a bank statement?

I got some money transferred from a company in the USA to my UK bank (HSBC) account and I found that it is listed as "advice confirms" in the bank statement record online. What does this mean?
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Proof of identity to an oversea bank

I need to provide instructions to my oversea bank. I filled out the form and sent it to the bank. They called me on my account's phone number to let me know that the form was rejected because "my ...
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What payment options are there besides checks and direct deposit?

My employer is planning to require all employees to be paid by direct deposit. A number of our employees are unbanked, and opening an account is not practical. I understand the employer's concern to ...
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Why would a bank refuse to open a bank account?

About 4 years ago, I try to open a bank account for my wife and they refused to open an account after they ran her passport. I asked the manager lady why, but she wouldn't tell me why or she refused ...
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Chances of losing money in a foreign bank account

I am working in Singapore. I am going to move to Germany. So I am not sure if I should close my bank account. Is there any chance of losing money in the account (i.e. the bank confiscates it citing ...
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Is there a US credit union for foreign people?

I need to open a US account. I work for US based clients from Argentina and I need to receive payments and to transfer funds outside the US. I'm using PayPal, but I need another option to receive ...
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Recover abandoned US bank account

I have had problems to find out where, at which American bank, a company I worked for had deposited commission cash and given custody of some shares I purchased through options. But now that I found ...
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Can I deposit money in Indian PPF account while living in US

I have been living in US for 2 years and working on H1B visa. I might continue staying here for few more years. Before coming to US, I had opened a PPF account with State Bank of India. My question ...
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Personal bank account for non-resident in UK

I have just received a job offer in the UK (for a UK company) and i want to open a personal account with a UK bank to receive my salary and avoid international fees. I've read around the web about UK ...
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What Canadian account number format do European banks need for wire transfer instructions?

I am trying to transfer funds from my account in Europe to my account in Canada. On the sending (European) bank's transfer instruction form there is a field I need to fill-in in the beneficiary's ...
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How do celebrities protect their banking-related identity?

Wanted to know this for a very long time, but not sure what's the best place to ask. Their information is everywhere, and public. Like movie stars, pop stars, etc. I know some use a company account, ...
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From ACH direct debit to Prepaid card?

I am searching for solution how to be direct debited (ACH) to personal or business bank account where those funds would arrive (deposit) to prepaid card? The solution must meet all three of the ...
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Non-U.S. Citizen Backpacker Working Remotely for U.S. Company

I've worked full-time in the United States for a software development company with a F-1 Visa (OPT). Now, I am going to be traveling and working remotely for that company. Facts: I am not a U.S. ...
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Current Account Monthly Pay In

I've seen from a question here, along with some reading I've been doing on MSE that I can have multiple current accounts at the same time. What I'm trying to do now, is to work out if I can use this ...
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Opening a bank account in HSBC without visiting

Is it still possible to open a non-resident bank account in HSBC Hong Kong with a small deposit? This answer suggests that it can be done, but this is quite outdated so I wanted to check if it can be ...
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For SSI, is “authorized user” status on a bank account the same as “ownership”?

My friend has added my name to one of his bank accounts so that I can use a debit card on that account to buy things for him and make payments for him. I am applying for SSI and need to declare ...
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India Freelancer - how to get money directly in bank account (without PayPal), how to pay tax for this extra income

I am a part-time Freelancer providing software consultation to clients in US and Ireland. I also work in an India Software company, which does the tax computation for my salary. (My Company doesn't ...
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Should I update my address tied to an old bank account if I'm planning to move again in a couple of months?

I have just realised an old bank account of mine (overdrawn, making irregular payments to counter the interest while I focus on higher priority debts) still has my old address. It's been three years ...
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Paid via PayPal with bank account, but was a couple dollars short

Paying for an item from a store in another currency. Last time I did this, to the same store, PayPal showed me the current USD charge instead of just the foreign currency before I actually hit submit, ...
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Opening US Bank account for US citizen while abroad

I am an American citizen with a social security number, but I'm currently living abroad and am not planning on visiting any time soon, and I don't have any state-issued ID. Is there a bank that will ...
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Getting money paid to a US based bank account for Indian company based invoice

I work for an american company and I used to get paid before directly by check. But now, I am raising invoices (for the work I do) from my Indian company. Is it ok if the USA company pays the Indian ...
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Why no “reverse direct deposit” setups?

Every online payment provider I've examined requires the user to link their bank account to their online account: paypal.com circle.com coinbase.com Especially in the US, this isn't the most ...
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Multi member member-driven LLC Bank Account without the personal presence of one the memebers

We have an LLC which has two members (we both are foreigners), this LLC is member-driven. We need to open a business bank account, but the problem is, that one of the members can't come to USA, is ...
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Hong Kong - What's the difference between Current Account and Savings Account here

I know there is already a question called “Savings” account vs. “current” account - what's the difference?" on the site but bear with me, I believe that doesn't answer my doubts. I know very well ...
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Does Income tax deduct automatically by bank in India?

I have a savings bank account in India. I have earned some lakhs this year through some freelance work. I would like to keep that money in the bank itself. Do I need to manually do anything for ...
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How do I close a bank account that I no longer have any information for?

There is a Barclays bank account in my name that is overdrawn that I haven't touched in about 5 years. I went to the bank with my passport, and they said that it wasn't coming up on the system with ...
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Separate bank account for security deposit from tenant

My state (Maryland) requires me to have a separate bank account (escrow) for the security deposit collected from the Tenants. My questions: 1) Do banks have separate bank account for such a purpose ...
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Opening a bank account in France

I just moved in France, and it seems to be vital to have a bank account here. Even to buy a sim card you need one, and of course if you are going to work legally. I would like to ask you if it is ...
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Is it a good idea to max out a zero interest revolving credit account?

I have a 0% interest overdraft that's currently up to a £1200 limit, but I can request an increase. Would it be a good idea to transfer up to the limit (minus what I'd float in the account to make ...
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How to organize bank accounts with wife when adding mortgage

My wife and I are recently married, both of us are working hard. At the moment we currently have the same system as prior to our marriage. Which simply put is that both of have our own bank accounts ...
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I have forgot my bank account number; how do I regain access to my account?

I have forgotten my South Indian Bank account number and cannot find where I stored it on my hard drive. What is the procedure I need to undergo to reconnect with my account? What information will ...
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Where can I open an estate account, if I'm located in a different state?

I have been appointed the executrix of my father's estate, and I need to open an estate bank account in which to deposit funds from the sale of his house/other items and from which to pay ...
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Can a name be gotten from an account number?

Can a name be gotten from an account number for whom the account bearer is not known? That is to say, should Tim send Jim ONLY his account number, can Jim identify Tim with this information alone? ...
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Is it possible to reject a direct deposit?

I received a direct deposit on my bank account (in the US): is it possible to reject it?
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Does bank will share our address with others?

Actually i given a check of rs 10,000 to my friend but my friend misused to and given to some one with whom he had to pay same amount..And i couldn't maintain the same amount in my bank as it is my ...
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Do I need ITIN or TIN to get my money from a closed back account from the US Govt? [duplicate]

I am Japanese. I studied in USA and deposited money in a bank account. After I returned to Japan, the account was closed. But it still has some money that I want back. They said money will be sent ...
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What is the easiest way to open a foreign Bank Account?

I live in Argentina. Nowadays in my country it is almost impossible to buy foreign currencies as American dollars or Euros. I was thinking if it is possible to open a foreign Bank Account to be able ...
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How can I prove that a bank owes me money [closed]

How am I, as a customer of a bank able to prove that I have a deposit-account with money on it? For example what would happen if the computer-system has a bug in it that affects my account. Bank ...
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Simplifying money management

On a given day of the month, the bank account balance says little about how much we can afford to spend because we must factor in regular expenses and automatic debit payments that occur at different ...
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Is there an upper limit for money that an expat can keep in his US bank account?

I am a neither a permanent resident nor a US citizen. I have a bank account with a leading US bank which I use as my salary account. Income taxes are deducted at source. I know that I need to submit ...
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Converting bank statements to another currency?

I tried googling this. I want my bank statement of my account in State Bank of India, back in India, to show balances in dollars. Google only gives results which show me how to open an NRI State Bank ...
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Are all VISA cards connected with bank accounts?

I know that this is a question about fundamentals, but I couldn't find any explanation out there. I'm a bit lost in the world of credit cards. I got used to cards that are issued by a bank for getting ...
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UK - How to receive payments in euros

My father as a business based in UK, but works mainly in Europe, receiving payments in euros. His bank is HSBC that, apart from charging £8 for each transfer, applies a "custom" exchange rate (i.e. ...
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Can I make a joint account in UK?

I am an international uni student living with a British student in UK. Due to complications in dividing money when it comes to buying groceries, we decided it would be best that we open a joint bank ...
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Can I open a Demat account in India from abroad?

I want to trade Indian stocks online and will require a demat account with an Indian bank. I have my PAN number registered and all documents in place except the voting card. And I live in Nepal. Can I ...
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If I receive 150000$ in my Indian savings account how much tax i shall pay?

My friend is planning to invest in India. So if he transfers around 150000$ to my account.. How much tax do I have to pay? Is there any way to show it as foreign investment? Can I include my ...
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Parking money for a few months or a year

We are planning to get our kitchen remodeled, so we've allowed a big balance to accumulate in our bank account. We're not making very rapid progress on soliciting quotes on the remodel, due to our own ...
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Letters in IBAN: How to calculate the hash

Until I got an account in France, I didn't know that you can have letters in your account number. Since it's in EU, I've got IBAN with the account, which shows the letter as well, and it has a ...
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Legal restrictions for EU-foreigners to setup bank account in Czech republic

Are there any legal restrictions for setting up a bank account for a EU-foreigner in Czech republic who is not having a seat of residence in Czech republic?
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How safe are withdrawals made using checking account number and routing number? [USA] [duplicate]

I am new to the US banking system and it makes me wonder how easily third parties like xoom.com can withdraw money from your checking account with only the account number and routing number. I ...