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ACH debit blocks/filters on consumer account

Are there any banks which offer ACH debit blocks or filters on consumer (as opposed to business/organization) accounts? The idea is that, on certain accounts, it would be possible to restrict the ...
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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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Invest as dollars in India

I resides in India (currency:Rupees).I have my payment from a US based company in dollars.They sent me the amount via Paypal.Paypal converts the payment to rupees while transferring to my Indian bank ...
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Reporting closure of NRI/NRE/NRO bank account when filing US federal income tax

I am aware that if my foreign account holds a balance exceeding $10K I have to report it in FBAR when filing income tax. This became a hassle, so I closed it in mid-2014, and reported the account and ...
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Mortgage lenders asking questions about personal expenditure

When applying for a mortgage, the lender or broker typically asks several questions regarding your income and expenditure. One question often asked is how much money you typically spend per month on ...
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When to register for a bank account for a C-Corp with no official money

In Feb this year, I registered a C-Corp for administrative purposes only (for things that require a DUNS number, e.g., to get an Apple Enterprise Dev account, etc) and have thus far not passed any ...
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My salary from Dubai to India in INR ; taxable or not

I am working in dubai since 3rd may 2013 to till date and receiving my salary in INR in India in ICICI Saving account. I have not filled my ITR. I wish to know : Can I fill my ITR now and what is ...
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Is there any anonymous wallet? [closed]

I have a wallet (card) and there is an option like ibank. I want to transfer money from my wallet to an another anonymous wallet. Is there a wallet that doesn't require a name (passport data)? google ...
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What should one look for when opening a business bank account?

I've created an LLC under my name for my contract work (taxed as a sole proprietorship). Because of this, I'm planning to open a Solo 401k, and due to that I'm planning to pay myself income based on ...
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What sorts of accounts would handle a person's Powerball jackpot winnings? [closed]

If somebody were to win the current Powerball jackpot today and take the lump sum, they'd walk away with $800-something million. I'm thinking they can't just pop that check down to their local Chase ...
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What does 'Maximum load' usually mean when associated with a Bank account?

This Cashplus account has a maximum balance of £15000 and maximum load of £15000 - could you explain what maximum load means and what is the ...
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What are the advantages of a Swiss bank account?

I've heard about bank accounts in Zurich / Switzerland, but I don't fully understand the unique advantages of swiss bank accounts. What I do believe about these (but don't know for sure): They ...
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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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Should you bank with multiple banks? What are the advantages/disadvantages?

Currently, I have everything in one bank. Checking/Banking/Investment/Credit cards. In fact, the accounts are linked. It seems to make sense to me because I can manage everything at one place. ...
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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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Open a UK Bank Account with Tier 2 Work VISA

I will be moving to UK (Newcastle) in February 2016 with a Tier 2 Work VISA for 5 years. I want to open my bank account before or within the first month's work so that salary can be credited. I only ...
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Where can I open a Bank Account in Canadian dollars in the US? [closed]

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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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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HSBC - Can I make international transfer in my account's currency

I was receiving payment from UK-based company. I asked them to send me money to my account overseas (not based in UK, but it's in GBP). Unfortunately, they've sent me EUR instead of GBP (despite the ...
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Greencard holder can open a bank account in another state other than the one she resides?

I am US green card holder in Maryland. I found a job( internship) in NYC. Can I open a bank account in NYC? If yes what documents I need to open an account there.
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Why is there a limit of 6 ACH transfers out of savings accounts (per month)?

I recently discovered this limit the hard way, after being charged a fee for each transfer over the limit. With online banking becoming so prevalent, this is a huge inconvenience as it prevents people ...
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Credit Disputes Refund & Credit Fraud Refund

I had over $200 stolen from my account and I reported it to a bank management. After a week I got that $200 money back to my account which shows as Credit Disputes Refund. Then I got over $1500 to ...
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BoA Closed my Accounts and Froze my Funds. How can I get money back besides cashier's check?

Earlier this week I had tried to buy food with my debit card but the transaction was declined. I immediately contacted my bank (BoA) and was told there was a note left with a number to call. I called ...
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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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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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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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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 do multi-currency bank accounts work? What is the advantage?

I've recently read that banks are offering multi-currency accounts to their business customers. How do they actually work? Is it one bank account and the balance is available in, let's say for ...
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Tax management while working with freelance website

What is good approach to save and be safe side while working with freelance website. I work with my partner and currently we transfer all earning on my personal bank account. Can this create any ...
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Can I transfer funds from my NRO account to my NRE account if the source of my funds was from overseas?

I have transferred money from overseas to Indian savings account. when I went back to India I have opened an NRE account and the status of my savings account changed to an NRO account. My question is ...
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Cheque payment from NRE account to another person NRE account is it possible?

I am going to take a temporary loan from my friend, He will be giving me money in Dubai and I will send that money to my NRE account in India. After two months I want to pay this back through my NRE ...
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Access your money in US as if you are in Canada

What is a good option to have access to your Canadian Dollar savings while in US? Is there any Bank account type of service that allows you to receive in US the Canadian dollar that you have put into ...
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Can you order a bank to stop a pre-authorized withdrawal?

A long time ago I signed up for a service and wrote the company a pre-authorized withdrawal. A little later the founder of the company ran away to Colombia. Concerned, I went to my bank to tell them ...
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How a Russian citizen can get money from her US bank account?

My friend is a Russian citizen. Some time ago, she worked in the US. She has a US bank account but now she lives in Russia. How can she get her money?
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Ramifications of closing my Wells Fargo cash secured credit card only 3 months after opening

How do I continue using my Wells Fargo cash secured credit card once they change their ToS and start charging a $15+ monthly account service fee in addition to the $18 secured credit card fee from ...
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Can I open a bank account in the U.S as a tourist visa holder and use it for an online business and make money?

Can I open a bank account in the U.S as a tourist visa holder and use it for an online business and make money? I mean I will go to the U.S for 3 months as a tourist and I want to open a bank ...
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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?

Credit card applications usually say "must be a U.S. resident". If a U.S. citizen moves abroad temporarily, and he doesn't want to use his friends' or relatives' U.S. addresses to get his mail, and ...
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Are there any drawbacks to using Fidelity for your primary banking account?

I've recently become fed-up with Bank of America (When they charged me a $10 overdraft fee the one time in 2 years I used the wrong card at the wrong time and all they did for that $10 was transfer ...
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Do numbers in an account number represent anything?

For example Is it possible to understand what the currency of an account is from the account number. Is there a global standard for this or all banks have their own ?
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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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How does payment of interest work when an account has a maximum balance?

I am considering opening a new savings account with the building society with which I have my current account. (For completeness, I am in the UK, the building society is Nationwide, and the savings ...
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After how long the banks remove inactive accounts?

I was studying in Sweden about 10 years ago and had a bank account there. After completing the studies, I took all of my money out from it (there was almost nothing) and left the country, however I ...
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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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Can I prove having savings without giving out the account number?

I will be looking to rent with no income, but significant savings. For that, I'll probably need to give the prospective landlord my name, DoB, SSN (for credit check) and the savings account number. ...
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Is it wise to have plenty of current accounts in different banks?

Is it ok for an individual to open many (10+) current accounts with different banks? I have no business. The reason behind that is that I usually get a credit card with every new bank account I ...
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Bank accounts that do not get overdrawn

Are there any banks (in the US) that do not have an overdraft facility? That is, an account which cannot have a negative balance and they simply reject/decline transactions that would take the account ...
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Minors financial rights in the US

I've been looking at options for minors in the USA regarding their finances and everywhere I look, I see 'people under 18, need a guardian, parent etc. to open a checking/saving/brokerage account' and ...
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What is the best way to dispose of old checkbooks?

I have a checkbook from my US-based online bank, but the address on the checks is now out of date. What is the best way to destroy the checkbook? Do I need to notify my bank that I am not using the ...
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Create bank account for LLC company

I live in Europe and I want to register LLC company in USA. Registering a company is very easy using company specialized in this area. But the major problem is how I can open bank account in USA ...