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Foreigner wishes to open a US bank account

My mother-in-law has had bank accounts in the US for many years. She has a social security number but she is too frail to travel here. My wife has Power of Atty. giving her specific powers to open a ...
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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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Can I open a US bank account even if I don't live in the country?

I'm Swedish, but living in Switzerland at the moment. Can I open a US bank account? Either when in the US on vacation or through the internet/phone? Lots of situations when I find myself in need of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How to transfer money to an account on Cyprus as quick as possible

I am a Russian resident currently living on Cyprus. I should provide to local authorities a bank guarantee showing a reasonable amount of money. I know about finances literally nothing, so I was ...
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If banksimple.com is not a bank, what is it?

I came across Banksimple.com, and I was wondering whether or not it is safe to entrust your money to. The About Us page says We partner with select deposit-taking institutions. We spend our ...
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Account with NatWest compromised. Will I get a refund?

Someone from Cambodia has managed to withdraw over £500 from my account about 36 hours ago. I just found out now and been on the phone to Natwest fraud team. They say they will get back to me within 5 ...
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Can a foreigner open a bank account in the UK?

I am from Hungary and I will visit the UK for about a month (just for fun). I would like to open a bank account there. Can I do that? What are the latest regulations? Are there any special ...
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Can I get my savings from my mom's bank now that I'm 18?

I turned 18 two weeks ago. My whole life I've had a savings account with my mom at Wells Fargo/Wachovia. However, I have a personal checking/savings account with my dad over at Bank of America which I ...
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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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Enquire about a missing bank account which was opened by my deceased uncle in or around 1978 in Italy?

I am trying to enquire about a missing bank account which was opened by deceased uncle in Italy, Milan in 1978 and I am aware he opened a bank account in that city around this time. He made my family ...
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How can a U.S. citizen open a bank account in Europe?

Since interest rates are higher in the Euro zone than in the U.S., I'm exploring the possibility of opening a European bank account. For example, IND Direct is offering 3.5% on a 12-month CD, whereas ...
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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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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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Best way to transfer abroad loan amount to Indian parents Savings Account

Can you pls advise: I am working in Dubai, and applied for a loan of 25Lakhs, I would like to use this funds to repay my personal loan (to relatives) and want to buy a land with left out money. I have ...
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Will I have to pay tax in India for a transfer into my account from the US?

Will I have to pay tax in India when my friend transfers money to my bank account in India from US? The amount is $100 USD, and at this time I don't know how the transfer will occur. I am living in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bank account in Germany for non-residents?

I'm an EU citizen currently working in Germany. I have a bank account there, but when my contract ends, I'll probably migrate to other country, but it's likely I'd return there after some time. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Opening UK corporate bank account remotely

I've just registered my UK limited company through "companies house" and would like to set-up corporate bank account. I've already paid for registered office service and have an UK address for my ...
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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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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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Where can I open a Bank Account in Canadian dollars in the US?

I went to my Credit Union yesterday and I asked them if they offer a checking and/or saving account in Canadian Dollars. Unfortunately, they don't offer such account. Where can I open one? Is it ...
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How to reactivate my dormant bank account in the US as non US resident?

I opened a bank account with Capital One in 2009 when I was in the US for work and travel. Last year I started Android app development and I used this Capital One account for Android app sale ...
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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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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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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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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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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?