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Can I transfer money from an NRE account to a USA checking account?

I want to transfer some money from USA checking account to my Indian NRE account to get the benefit of a good interest rate. But when I need this money back in USA, can I transfer money from my NRE ...
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which banks (and where) in Europe allow non-residents to open accounts with a single visit (or even none at all)?

Which banks and where in Europe allow to non-EU resident (eg from Russia) to open a bank account, requiring only a single visit in person (or, ideally, completely remotely, with no visit at all--doing ...
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Mongolian bank offering a high interest rate. What's the catch?

A bank called Khan Bank in Mongolia is offering to keep my savings at 15.10% interest rate, account denominated in Mongolian Tughriks. They give an example "if you saved 100.000 MNT on 2013/11/12 you ...
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Any reason to keep around my account with my old, 'big' bank?

I recently opened a new account with a credit union and would really like to stop doing business with my current bank (BMO Harris), but before I do, I'm curious if there are any important things to ...
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Can I receive payments (EUROS) from my International clients in my savings bank account in India for my business services

I am starting a small international outbound sales campaign and will be selling my web development services. 100% payment will be received in Euros through wire transfers in a bank account or through ...
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Why do banks require small businesses to open a business bank account instead of a cheaper personal one?

I understand the need to separate personal finances and the business finances, be it sole-proprietorship or incorporation. I also understand that in the former it's optional, but in the latter it is ...
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Giving someone else access to a bank account in the UK, any dangers?

I need to give someone else access to a bank account to easily manage shared expenses. That is, allowing them to log in into ebanking. I'm planning on using a bank account I already have under my name ...
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How can I do a money transfer from Lebanon to India for payment on a consulting project?

I am an Indian citizen and hold a domestic account. I am doing a short term consulting project for a client in the Middle East and they will be paying me in $. The amount that will be transferred is ...
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PPF Account in Indian banks

I'm an indian citizen and about to open a PPF Account in a Nationalised bank. I have had enquiry in ICICI Bank and in SBI Bank today. Their interest rates are as 8.8 and 8.7 respectively. Can one ...
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How can Americans get a chip-and-pin credit card for use while abroad?

Background: US banks, without exception, issue credit cards with magnetic stripes. In Europe, though, almost all credit cards also have a chip and require a PIN. Most merchants in Europe don't mind ...
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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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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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If a deposit of $1200 is being processed but hasn't yet been cleared, then can I immediately use that money to pay with my debit card?

For the record, I use Bank of America. I have a $1200 deposit (from the account of my parents) that's being processed, but that's still waiting to be cleared. The available balance adds it in though. ...
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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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Are there any banks in Europe that I can have an account without being in that country?

I am a non EU citizen who does some freelance work to companies in Europe over the Internet. I want to have an account in Europe so that I can keep my payment in Europe as well. (Switzerland or ...
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ACH data for Deutsche Bank, Germany?

For an international ACH transfer as part of the e-gold claims process, I need to specify in an online form: Financial Institution Name Financial Institution Address Financial Institution City ...
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Does interest income on a foreign bank account (or a high balance thereof) require you to file taxes if below the Personal Filing Threshold?

If a US person (either resident alien, permanent resident, or citizen) in a given year, claimed as a dependent on a US citizen's return, had a salary of less than $1500, domestic interest ...
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What's up with this weird Wells Fargo account nickname policy?

This question is super random, but I have a savings account that I want to throw 10% of my money in per month for savings. I wanted to nickname it "Tithing", and Wells Fargo gave me this error: ...
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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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High frequency of Bank Transfers without Card Reader

I need to make a large number of bank transfers. At the moment I am doing each transfer manually through my online RBS account using a card reader. Due to this, each transfer is long and laborious. ...
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Opening a bank account in China

I'm trying to open a account with any of the major banks in China, but I live in the US. Is this possible and how would I go about doing this? I would also like to be able to transfer money between my ...
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How long does a bank's “Know Your Customer” (KYC) process typically take?

When opening a U.S. bank account, the bank will investigate about the account owner, and this investigation is called 'Know Your Customer.' The goal is to prevent money laundering. My question is: ...
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Is it safe to give someone the following information?

An organization outside of the USA (I'm in the USA) is going to wire money into my bank account and has asked for the following information: Bank Name Bank Address Bank City/State Bank Zipcode Bank ...
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When do Bank Accounts become dormant in Turkey?

Does anyone know / have an idea about dormant bank accounts rules in Turkey? For example How many year should the account be inactive for account to be classified as dormant account? Once the account ...
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Just want to ask if my bank account is safe by giving out my account number? [duplicate]

Hello good afternoon hope you can help me, Is my bank account is safe? I give my account number to someone whom I don't know as he has to give me money? Now I am wondering because he has stopped ...
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Opening a bank account in the USA as a foreigner

I am a mozambican citizen and would like to know whether i can open a bank account in the usa. I don't live in the usa but am planing to buy a house and put it on rent. What requirements would I need ...
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Personal bank account in the U.S. opened while on a J-1 Visa: Can I still use it?

The last time I was on U.S. soil was in 2011 on a J-1 Visa. I opened a personal bank account with Bank of America in California. I didn't close it when I left. I still have money in the account and I ...
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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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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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Opening personal bank account in Marbella, as a non-EU resident

I'm going to Marbella, Spain, soon. I would like to open an account in one of banks of that place during my times there. Could you suggest how hard is it to do for non-resident of the country? I'm ...
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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 foreigners holding US tourist visa create a bank account in USA?

I am not a US citizen and want to visit USA as a tourist. Since withdrawing money from my home-country bank account will cost much, it is better to open an new bank account in US (after arriving) ...
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Can my bank automatically pay my credit card company without my consent?

I am going through a rough financial period and have not been able to pay the minimum on my credit card, however i noticed that as soon as money came into my checkings account (I am in Canada, the ...
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What could a malicious party potentially achieve by having *just* a name, account number, and sort code?

There seem to be many conflicting points on this issue, most prominently this story published in the Daily Mail not so long ago , so I ask the nice community on stackexchange to shed (researched) ...
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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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How can I get free or discounted checks for my bank account?

I bank with chase and my account type does not qualify me for free check books. I have to pay a fee to get a check book. Is there a way I can: Get a free check book for my account? Print my own free ...
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Should I have to pay the bad debts

I got educational loan on 2008 from one of a Bank in India. So far I am paying only interest money not principal money for it, but it’s also not regularly, I left some intermediate gap on it. Last ...
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Can Japanese banks receive payments via IBAN?

Can Japanese banks receive payments from outside Japan via IBAN? For instance, Japan Post Bank does not accept IBAN, so sending money to a Japan Post Bank account is very complicated. Is there no ...
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How much money am I allowed to transfer to India into my own Indian account as a non-Indian foreigner?

I am a non-Indian foreigner and recently opened a savings bank account in India. Is there a maximum amount I am allowed to transfer taxfree under Indian Law to India for my living expenses here? I ...
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If the U.S. defaults on its debt, what will happen to my bank money? [closed]

Will I still be able to withdraw from my bank account if the U.S. defaults?
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Special bank account required for a LLC?

I've just incorporated my first LLC in the UK. I'm now looking to open a new bank account to keep my personal finances and the business finances separate. Could I sign up for say a regular Halifax ...
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For a sole trader, what is the benefit of using a business bank account?

First of all: Are you allowed to have two personal current accounts with a debit card attached to each one? If yes, can a sole trader in the UK use the second personal account for business ...
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Are bank accounts linked to your address?

Is it possible for a person or company to find my address with a bank account checking and routing number? Is it possible to verify that an address belongs to a certain bank account?
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Automatic bill payment - direct deposit or automatic checks through mail?

I have a personal account with BOA and I'm curious how I should set up my automatic payments (to utilities, landlord and friends). Should I A) go directly to the companies (that have to pay) and ...
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Can a foreign bank manager name me as the kin of a deceased customer if I don't know the person?

A few days ago, someone emailed me and said he is the branch manager of an overseas bank. He asked me to join him in an agreement. He has a deceased customer who is a citizen of my country and who has ...
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What's the purpose of having separate checking and savings accounts?

It's a simple question, but I'm having trouble finding an answer: What's the purpose of having separate checking and savings accounts? What benefits does it provide?
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Why does my checking/savings account offer a higher interest rate than a standalone savings account?

I have a bank account with checking and savings bundled together; if I make enough purchases with my debit card, I earn a higher interest rate on the savings. Today I decided to look at other types of ...
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How can I get a current account for working as a freelance event manager?

I am planning to do event management as a freelancer. How can I get a current account for this type of work, as I have not registered any company? I need suggestions on how I can proceed further.
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American living abroad and not working for an American company - tax reporting and bank accounts

I hope this question is appropriate for SE Money but based on this one I think it is U.S. citizen, working for U.S. company, living in Mexico: Where do I pay taxes? If you are an American citizen not ...
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What are the cons to using a brokerage account for day to day banking?

I've noticed (for awhile now) that my online discount brokerage account carries many features of a traditional bank account: Online bill pay Direct Deposit Checks ATM Card FDIC or SIPC coverage Cash ...