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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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Transferring money from Thailand bank to USA

My friend is being held at Bangkok immigration and being extradited back to Florida (USA) because of probation violation in 2002. He's been living there for 13 years. They are saying he can't withdraw ...
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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 US but am planning to buy a house and put it on rent. What requirements should I meet ...
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As a small business owner should I have a separate account for payroll? [closed]

Note: I'm currently using cash basis accounting. Just recently I've started using QuickBooks Online to keep track of my profit and loss as well as pay my employees. The problem I'm facing is that ...
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PayPal wants me to “add a bank account”, another funding source. Credit card isn't working. Why?

This is the second time in the last couple of weeks that I'm seeing the following error from PayPal. (Note: I've deliberately hidden the name of the merchant at the top.) "You cannot use this ...
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Fund transfer from NRO to NRE a/c

I have transferred money from overseas to Indian savings a/c. when I went back to India I have opened NRE a/c and status of my savings a/c changed to NRO a/c. My question is can I transfer fund from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it a bad idea to open a savings account for the bonus and then close it once I get it?

Some banks offer a bonus (e.g. $50) when you open an account with them and deposit a minimum amount of money with them (e.g. $5000) for a certain amount of time in the beginning (e.g. 60 days). Are ...
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deposit into a single checking account with a joint account

I have a check written out to me and my spouse, I need to deposit it an account that he is not on, he signed it and is out of town, will my bank let me deposit it ??
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Banking Advice for my new Job

I am moving to UAE for my new job soon from India. This is my first job as well. My Employer asked me to send my Banking Details. So what kind of account should I start, where should I start, and what ...
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Controlling parents: how to get back my money

When I was around 15 my dad and I opened up a savings account at Regions bank. Ever since then I've been working and only putting my money in this account. The situation at my house is causing me to ...
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Bank account in Seatle, Washington state

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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FBAR needed if I wire transfer in installments?

Lets say I want to send $24000 to my parents account in India from USA. I will first transfer in NRE account. Then move money from NRE into my parents account. If I send $8000 to NRE, move it into ...
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is my bank making any money from me? [closed]

I use my bank account as a method to receive money , and not to store them. I usually receive small amounts of money like 100$ , 250$ or so , and then withdraw them as soon as they show up in my ...
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Proof of address for bank account for UK spouse of Tier 2 work visa

My colleague has a Tier 2 visa to work at our company here in the UK (probably for the next 5 years). He and his family are from Indonesia. Bills are all in his name, but his wife is not being allowed ...
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Tax implications of receiving cash bonus from bank for a non-resident alien

Suppose that a non-resident alien, who occasionally visits the US as a tourist, but who also happens to have a social security number (issued while being on an academic visa many years ago), opens a ...
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For what reasons a bank deny basic saving account [duplicate]

I applied to open a basic saving account with Citibank few days back in Malaysia (I'm not a Malaysian citizen, nor I am an American). I work in Malaysia, and one of the strict conditions of the bank ...
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Is it possible to open a US bank account without being physically present or having a SSN/EIN? [duplicate]

I want open business bank account in Michigan. I have not SSN. I have EIN. My friend is in Michigan. I don't want to go USA just for open Bank account. Is this possible to open business account online ...
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Which UK banks have an account that features free online incoming/outgoing international wire transfers and no monthly charges? [closed]

This is a similar question to US bank w/ free online incoming/outgoing international wire transfers, no monthly charges, online application in relation to the UK. Which UK banks have an account with ...
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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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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 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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understand taxes when geting money from a project built long time ago plus my full time job

I have been employed full time in the UK for 1 year, I have no other side jobs and the company I am working for is paying taxes and national insurance for my salary, transferring the net salary to my ...
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Can I keep my bank account and SSN after giving up permanent resident status?

If I were to abandon my permanent resident status in US, will I be able to keep and use my Wells Fargo bank account? Also what happens to my Social Security number?
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How to transfer funds online from a Canadian CIBC account to RBC instantly?

I thought Interac transfer is instant but my mom wants to send me money from her CIBC account but she said it takes 2-3 business days? What method can be used to transfer from a CIBC checking to a ...
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Estate accounts requiring 3 signature for withdrawal, is same required for deposits

We have an estate checking account in WV. It takes 3 of us to write a check. Does it also take 3 signatures to deposit a check?
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In which circumstances can I open a bank account without SSN in the USA?

I wonder in which circumstances one can open a bank account without a Social Security number in the USA.
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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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Opening Business Bank Account in Europe

I have an online travel agency in USA and I want to open a business account in Europe to reach out to European customers. As an owner, I am not a resident of Europe. I appreciate if someone direct me ...
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Provide additional information for SWIFT transfer

I have an account in my local bank in Russia. I have sent the account details to the UK firm to receive a payment from them. Specifically, I provided SWIFT code of my bank and my 20-digit account ...
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How can I compare having accounts at various banks without opening an account?

I currently have an HSBC checking, savings, credit card, and overdraft protection account. I do not like HSBC though for a number of reasons, so I'm looking into transferring to a different bank. ...
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Finding an old savings account in Minneapolis Minnesota [duplicate]

I had a Franklin savings account opened in Minneapolis Minnesota over 30 years ago and I believe that I left money in it, how can I find out if I still have money?
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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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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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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 ...