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Should I convert all my money to local currency when I study abroad?

I'm just turning 21 so I really have no experience with currencies and banking systems. This is the first time I travel outside my mother country. I'm accepted in a postgraduate study program and I ...
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Bank Reconciliation HW Question [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right Stack Exchange for this question. If it isn't I apologize. I have an Accounting project I've been working on. It's a bank reconciliation using data provided. Bank ...
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Who originates loans guaranteed by the USDA Farm Service Agency?

The official Guaranteed Farm Loans page says: FSA guaranteed loans provide lenders (e.g., banks, Farm Credit System institutions, credit unions) with a guarantee of up to 95 percent of the loss of ...
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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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Why is routing number called ABA/ABN number?

That's what my bank said. But how does ABA and ABN stand for "routing" in anyway
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Opening a multi-currency bank account abroad

I'm a Hungarian citizen, and currently living in Hungary. I'm planning a long holiday trip in Europe, visiting a few countries like Switzerland, UK, and Belgium. My bank account in Hungary has HUF ...
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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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Do I need to pay tax on the amount of savings I have in the bank?

Do I need to pay tax for the amount which I have in the bank? If so, what's the tax percentage for a savings account and a current account?
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Found an old un-cashed paycheck. How long is it good for? What to do if it's expired?

I just found a paycheck from my old work that is dated August 5th, 2013. It's for over $300 and I'm wondering if it will still go through. I'm worried that it will bounce or there will be some issue ...
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What is a “single side debit: QMC charges” in bank transactions?

My bank account is debited with description single side debit QMC charges. For what purpose the single side debit is charged. BANK NAME: CITY UNION BANK COUNTRY: INDIA
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What is safe to share for an international bank transfer?

I am selling a smartphone to the guy who lives in UK (or that is what he says.) For the money transfer he asks me these things. Name Bank Name Account Number Iban Swift Code Is it okay to give ...
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What to do with documents from a closed bank account?

Is there any danger in throwing away bank documents including personal information from a bank I no longer have an account with? To be more specific, I am moving from the UK to the US and have in my ...
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Is it possibly to keep money purely online?

Is it possible to keep money purely online? An account of some sort that functions like a bank but doesn't require physical receipts,cards,papers,etc? I would consider cryptocurrencies, but not ...
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What are the standard industry practices or disclosures for computing compounded interest on retail deposit accounts in the United States?

I'm seeking to understand how my bank calculates the interest on my various deposit accounts (Money Market, Interest Checking, Savings, Certificate of Deposit) in order to simulate and predict it to a ...
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Do I need to repay back my line of credit in the form of monthly payments?

When I take a line of credit, do I start making monthly payments, like with a mortgage? Or do I make a lump sum (principal + interest) payment at the end of the term of the line of credit? Or is there ...
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Receiving important daily wires from abroad?

I am an international student in Canada and I will be receiving frequent wire transfers from Europe (+10K). I was wondering if this will cause problems with my bank. The money is coming from a ...
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How rate of interest scheme in bank works?

When I was looking at SBI site, I got this info: Loan Amount Rate of Interest* For loans upto Rs.4 lacs - 3.50% above Base Rate, currently 13.50% p.a. What does it mean? interest rate is ...
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What's the difference between “direct credit” vs. “local wire transfer”?

Wikipedia states that the alternatives to cheques include "direct credit" and "wire transfer" among others. What is the difference between "direct credit" and "local wire transfer"? For example, ...
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When bi-weekly payments are made on a mortgage, is the bank required to zero out the interest?

Is a bank or loan company required to zero out the interest every 2 weeks when bi-weekly payments are made on a mortgage loan?
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Can IRS detect cash used to pay mortgage as income? [closed]

Simple question: hypothetically, assume I had cash every month that I did not want to deposit (e.g. if I had renters paying cash for rent or some such income). If I took that cash directly to my ...
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What should I do to pick the right consultant to open offshore bank account

http://www.ifsc.gov.bz/licensed-service-providers/list-a/ have lists of approved consultant in Belize Is the list credible? Is there a site that collect testimonies for these? How do I know which ...
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Will safe deposit boxes go to creditors when a bank in the United States goes bankrupt?

Money deposits will be gone when banks go bankrupt. How about safe deposit boxes? Will safe deposit boxes go to creditors as well when the bank goes bankrupt? What are the protections provided to ...
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Do charges made accidentally to the wrong name still get processed?

I have an online shop where I use a payment gateway to process credit card payment. When requesting the payment, I entered my company name in the "Bank Account Holder Name" instead of my personal ...
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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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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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Do we need to provide correspondent bank information for wire transfers?

I have some bank accounts with international banks like SC/HSBC/Citi. Here is the template which they provide for international wire transfers. Is it necessary to provide Correspondent Bank ...
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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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Why hasn't public key encryption or one time password been introduced to battle online card fraud?

With all the identity theft and card fraud in the world. Even though some One time password measures have been put in place in the banking system where the cardholder verifies the transaction with a ...
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Meaning of “Provision of Collateral”

When I reading about bank processing, I encountered some difficulties. I want to know the meaning of "provision of collateral".
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How should a person with zero knowledge invest his money? [duplicate]

I have a friend that doesn't know the first thing about finance, stock market etc. He manage to save some money, and was just about to open a saving in the bank with a little more then the prime ...
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Why I can't view my debit card pre-authorized amounts?

I have a Mastercard debit card. When I pay an amount of money, I can see (with more or less delay) how much I've paid, when, in favor of who, etc. Now the question is: why I can't see the ...
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Is it possible for a bank to initiate an incoming wire transfer?

I am looking at the application form of a bank. One part of the application is like: BANK TRANSFER ORDER Sir, Madam, Please execute the following request of fund transfer Then there ...
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What are the 'special rules' for opening a bank/credit union account if you are a foreign person?

I'm trying to open an account at a local US credit union as a Canadian international student with no US income. Their terms of service (which appear to be copy-pasted from a template) say we ...
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What happens if a bank loses your safe deposit box?

My bank cannot find my safe deposit box! Luckily I still have the original contract and the keys. They are currently researching what happened, but it doesn't look good. I don't know when the box ...
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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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How do banks fail if they do not have capital problem but only have liquidity problem when Fed exists?

Banks have Fed as lender of last resort - so if Fed provides loans to banks, banks with liquidity problems seems to be OK. But in reality, banks fail when met only with liquidity problems. So is this ...
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How are dividends for shareholders of banks paid?

Banks are different from other firms, so I am not sure how shareholders (those with equity) of banks get paid their dividends. Asset minus liabilities figure do make sense in ordinary firm cases, but ...
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How do banks prevent fraud in international wire transfers?

How does the international banking system prevent fraud in wire transfers? Specifically suppose a wire transfer from a bank in China to a bank in the United States is done. How does the bank in the ...
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Forex, trading “currencies” or trading “relations”?

I'm newbie in Forex and have a simple question, I guess. Disregarding leverage and things alike, I would like to know what's the difference between opening a position in Forex on a pair through a ...
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How does bank deposit insurance work in Singapore?

When I check bank web sites in Singapore, they usually post something like below: Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors and monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under ...
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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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If I use stock as collateral for a loan and I default, does the bank pay taxes when they sell my stock?

If I need $x as cash, I can borrow from a bank, using some stocks I own as collateral. Thus I receive $x cash which is not subject to taxes. When the time comes for me to return what I've borrowed, I ...
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Is there a U.K. prepaid card having SWIFT, BIC, or IBAN codes, for money transfer?

I'm located in the U.K. Does anyone know if pre-paid cards here, such as Visa prepaid cards, have a SWIFT or BIC or IBAN code, because they are not really a current account? For example, for the ...
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Can the IRS freeze a business Bank account?

My credit score is really bad, it used to be in the high 700s but is now about as bad as you can imagine. I owe a lot of debt including IRS, credit cards, banks, loans, etc. I now need to start a ...
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When a merchant accepts bank wire transfers, how does the merchant know who has wired him the money?

When a merchant accepts bank wire transfers, how does the merchant know which customer wired him the money and how much money the customer paid? For example, when I'm funding payza.com, entropay.com ...
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FBAR semantical issue

From my understanding, the US Treasury's Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) is supposed to be filed if a US person - natural or artificial - holds over $10,000 in a foreign bank account at any point ...
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I specified the wrong IBAN number when transferring money to a UK bank. How can I correct this?

I transferred money to a UK bank from outside of the UK, but I specified the IBAN number for an individual by mistake. The bank transferred the money to the individual instead of the bank, even though ...
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Spain: Convert cash to electronic money?

I am in Spain, have some cash, and would like to move that to a German bank account. I asked at Deutsche Bank Spain, and they said that to do that, I would need an account at their bank. Note that ...
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Where do I owe taxes while I am contracting overseas to Germany?

I am currently a student in the US, but I am originally from Japan. An IT company from Germany contacted me for a web application project and they told me they are going to send me the money to my ...