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Recover money from court and/or treasury [duplicate]

My brother used to have a bank account more than 30 years ago in Seattle where he used to live. Being disable due to a car accident, he is unable to follow up the matter. He lives now in a nursing ...
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Moving money into Fifth Third checking account through Access 360 card

My account was one of those compromised a bit back, and as a result Fifth Third cancelled my card and gave me a prepaid Access 360 card. Due to some mail complications I never received my new card, ...
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How to organize bank accounts with wife

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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Best USD account for Canadian [closed]

I'm Canadian and manage my funds generally in CADS. However, I happen to regularly travel South to the US and would like to avoid a certain degree of volatility in exchange rates. Which bank (either ...
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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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How will getting a second credit card from another bank impact my credit score?

I am almost 20 and have had a credit card since I was 18, I was working (officially) since I got my chequing account in early teens. I have been with TD Canada Trust ever since (Canada). Now I want to ...
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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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What risks are there acting as a broker between PayPal and electronic bank transfers?

I have a company offering a position as a transaction representative, they're located in Poland and say they can't take direct payments or use Paypal due to "money amount limits" on Paypal there. ...
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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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Closed account, haven't received payment. When has the bank “stolen” my money?

Background I closed a checking account over 40 days ago at a large national bank in the US. I was told I would receive a check for the remainder (>$1000) in one to two weeks. I still have not ...
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What is average monthly balance while opening a bank account and how does it influence it

All the major banks in my country require minimum Average Monthly Balance (AMB) for opening a Savings accounts as per service provided by respective banks Incase a Person's income is 20000 Rs and AMB ...
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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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Moving to Europe, savings in the US, alien both in Europe and the US, trying to maximize exchange rates

This question has several parts, but the underlying story is the following: I currently live in the US, I am moving to Europe (specifically, France) in a couple of months, for at least two years. I ...
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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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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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What tips are useful for a US student/resident interning in Canada over the summer?

I will be interning in Toronto over the summer and was just wondering if anyone would be willing to give any tidbits of advice/tips on how best to manage finance. I will be making roughly $750 CAD ...
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How to print account transactions for a time period in GNUCash?

I would like to print all the transactions for an account from, for example, 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015. I found the report in Reports > Account Reports but that displays all the transactions in the ...
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Deposited a 1m Life Ins. benefit check to WF. Do you foresee any issue dividing it up in 1/4?

Deposited a 1m Life Ins. benefit check to Wells Fargo. Do you foresee any issue dividing it up in 1/4 by opening three other accounts and either writing a check or wire to move? Concerned with any ...
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Scammer wants details and credentials for my empty & unused bank account. What could go wrong?

Some guy wants to use my bank account info (user and password) and he also wants me to ship my card he said with 0 dollars on it. It's a debit card and I don't really use the account anymore it has ...
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I am Swiss and have a bank account in USA that is blocked. How can I identify myself without travelling to USA?

I'm Swiss and worked 4 months in the USA. So I opened a bank account at Chase Bank. Due to bad exchange rate I decided to keep the money at the Chase bank account. This was 3 years ago. I decieded ...
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How should I decide which bank or credit union is right for me?

I'm a college student, and I make money. Some of it I want to spend quickly. Some of it I want to put off spending for as long as I can. As I'm striving to become more financially responsible, I ...
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Dealing with credit cards and bank accounts when moving from US to UK

My wife and I will be moving to the UK from the US on a work visa sponsored by my employer. One of things I'm most unsure about it how to deal with our current financial accounts. We have one joint ...
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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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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 should get my PPF fixed

I opened (first) PPF account in Union Bank of India at City X-branch (I live in city-Y which is away from city-X by almost 3 hour travel by railways) where my dad used to work. Now he is retired so am ...
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Is usage of someone else's bank card allowed?

If I gave my bank debit card from Payoneer with my name on it (but no photo and signature) to friend of mine, is he allowed to withdraw money from my card in the branch of the bank using cash desk? ...
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If a military member asks for your routing number and ss number to send money to your bank account is this a scam [duplicate]

If a person asks for your ss number and bank routing number so they can send money into your account from the army is this a scam
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Deposit cash into US bank account

Can you deposit cash(USD) you got from a foreign country to US bank account ? Does the source of cash need to be declared ? Is it taxable ? What is the limit of the deposit ?
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Opened an account someplace where I don't live

So I was visiting Miami, when I opened a bank account there. I live in CA and I got a job here. I was asked regarding my bank details and was wondering if i should give the routing number of Miami or ...
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How can Americans get a chip-and-pin credit card for use while abroad? [closed]

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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FBAR _ FinCen reporting - reporting of girlfriend

I have a foreign bank account and my girlfriend (she is NOT a US citizen) is a joint on the account. Do I need to report her as a joint account holder? I have only the one account with her, but ...
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How does compound interest work with multiple bank accounts and percentage limits?

I found that Polish banks often offer smaller interest rates for amounts above a given threshold. For example this one (Google Translate) would make one earn 2.70% per year of amount below 100 000 PLN ...
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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)? [closed]

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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What's the difference between wire transfer and ACH?

My sponsors have two ways to transfer money. I wonder what's the difference?
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With one checking and one savings, virtually divide into multiple funds? [closed]

I have one checking account and one savings account. I get my checks direct deposited to my checking account. Though, when I get my check, I divide it up into separate "funds" (or envelopes). But in ...
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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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Do I have to close my US bank account because I'm leaving the country?

I moved over to the US from the UK with my job but am now moving back to the UK. As I was an HSBC Premier customer I automatically qualified for a Premier Account in the US and didn't have to supply ...
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How to withdraw money given only account information (account number/routing number/etc.)

It's not safe to give out your bank account number since it allows people to withdraw money. But if it's so easy, what's the easy process? i.e. is it even legal (assuming you have permission)? And ...
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What will happen if private bank goes bankrupt in India

I saw on news that banks in India are under losses. I was just wondering, are banks in India federally insured? What happen if banks like Yes Bank or IndusInd bank goes bankrupt? How will we ...
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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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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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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 ...