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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 the banks charge a foreign transaction fee?

Could somebody please explain why some banks charge a fee for card transactions made in a foreign currency? For example, for a debit card transaction, as far as I know, the exchange from the foreign ...
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How to transfer money from the US to India without paying taxes?

During my tenure in US, I deposited money in Wells Fargo checking account. I had to move to India last year. Now I would like to close the Wells Fargo account and get money transferred to India. ...
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How can I transfer my money between US/Canada bank accounts with as little loss as possible?

I am currently living in Canada and have funds in a savings account with a Canadian bank. Say I decide to move back to the US, how could I move those funds to a US bank account with as little loss as ...
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How to access a really old, untouched bank savings account?

I was just going through old things and found a Wachovia account opened for me by my aunt - specifically, I found the checkbook and transaction record. The transaction book is dated April xx, 1998 and ...
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Want to open a bank account in US from India without visiting USA [duplicate]

I am from India and I would like to open an US bank account for trading but I can't visit US for this purpose. Is it possible, if so can you guide me.
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Best bank without incoming wire transfer fees, for receiving money regularly? [duplicate]

I'm going to be receiving monthly wire transfers, and I found out that my bank (US Bank) charges $20 for each one. Are there any good banks that don't charge for incoming wire transfers?
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How can I open a Canadian bank account from within the US? I am a Canadian citizen residing in the US

Can I open a Canadian bank account from within the US? I am Canadian citizen residing in the US for many years. I would rather not travel to Canada just to open a bank account if possible. Does ...
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Should I pay the student loan now classified as 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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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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Joint Account for Common Earnings

I've started a tutoring group with two of my peers; the three of us are minors in the state of Ohio. We charge a modest fee and generate approximately $2,000 in revenue per month. We plan on charging ...
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Can I have more than one current account

Is it possible to open more than one current account in the UK? and how will this affect my credit score. I only say this as there are current accounts that pay 3% interest on balances - which would ...
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Do US banks exchange info with countries abroad?

Are US-based bank accounts (with BoA for example) for EU citizens somehow being reported back to EU? Sort of a complex question, but the background info is the following - I lived 1 month in the USA ...
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Found old bank book of my mothers

I just found my mothers old savings account book from The First National Bank of Chillicothe, Ohio. Her acct. #xxxxx was i thunk closed in 1-28-54 $1,416.55. But under that she has hand wrote bank in ...
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In India, what is the difference between Current Account and a Savings Bank Account?

Considering that Current Accounts in India give you no interest, why would anyone keep a current account open? Why not just use a Savings Bank Account? ATleast they give you some daily interest on the ...
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financial institution wants share member break down for single member LLC

Due to latest crop of regulations, a particular financial institution is requiring a share member break down for a single-member LLC, an odd step in verification since there is only one share member ...
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Most (corporate/income tax) friendly country in the world?

Have been enjoying the nomad lifestyle for a while now, moving around and doing consulting gigs around the world. Since business has been picking up, I'd like to kind of get my accounts in order and ...
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Will moving significant amount of cash by using debit card cause problems in the USA?

Let's say I'm withdrawing money from my debit card(issued by bank from my country) and depositing them in the US bank account. Will it cause some kind of problems? The total amount is a bit below ...
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For Sole Trader is Income Tax better paid from Business or Personal Bank Accounts?

I am a Sole Trader in Australia and maintain two sets of Bank Accounts. One set is for Business and the other is for Personal. I normally draw money from my Business Accounts into my Personal ...
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Can a Nepalese (Asian) open a bank account in US without visiting there?

I am living in Nepal (South Asia) and want to setup a business using which Nepalese living in the USA can pay for gifts and services to be delivered here in Nepal to their beloved ones. To receive ...
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Open bank account in CHF

I'm living and working now in the Netherlands. Here you can easily open a bank account in EUR but I am interested in an account in Swiss franks. Browsing web pages of several Dutch banks I haven't ...
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How often do Savings Banks in India pay interest?

As per my understanding, Banks in India are to run under the directives of the Reserve Bank of India. How often do they pay dividends on the interest that they offer on Savings bank accounts? Every ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...