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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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Credit card issued against my express refusal; What action can I take?

About a year ago, I walked into my local Wells Fargo branch, where I have several personal and business accounts. I had several transactions to take care of and I asked the banker to be quick because ...
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What should I consider before opening an account at a bank in another state?

Can a person use a bank from one state while living in another? I live in a city that doesn't have many interstate banks. I like an interstate bank that I used when I lived in Florida. Can I set up ...
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As a regular person, can I perform/simulate a direct deposit?

As a regular person (not a bank or an employer or any such thing), can I take some money I have on hand and perform a direct deposit into a bank account for which I have all the necessary details? ...
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Who is legal owner of credit card, me or bank?

As far as I understand, usually with some official documents (such as Passport), the government/passport office is the one who owns it. Is the same thing is with debit/credit cards? Just theorising: ...
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How do banks calculate interst on savings account

Sometimes, I see banks advertise rates on savings accounts like this: Interest is calculated daily and compounded semi annually. Now if it is compounded semi annually , how can it be calculated daily? ...
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Co-signed a loan and I need to have my name removed

I co-signed on a car loan with my partner, and now that we are no longer together I want to have my name removed. He has had the car a year now and has been on his job over an year, but he won't do ...
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Why do almost all U.S. banks have a Salt Lake City P.O. box for accepting deposits?

Title says it all. A Google search for "bank salt lake city po box" shows that many banks/CUs (Discover, Capital One, AMEX FSB, Schwab, etc...) accept deposits at a P.O. box in Salt Lake City. Why ...
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How to send full loan amount to India from Saudi Arabia?

I work in Saudi Arabia, I took a loan here, nearly 10 lakhs Indian Rupees (1,000,000 Indian Rupees). My questions are: How to send the full loan amount from Saudi Arabia (money exchange), because ...
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I have more than $250,000 in a US Bank account… mistake?

I'm currently carrying a balance of $356,000 in one bank account, which is in excess of the FDIC insured maximum of $250,000. I owe $100,000 in 2014 taxes (which will be paid by April), and the ...
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Hong Kong - What's the difference between Current Account and Savings Account here

I know there is already a question called “Savings” account vs. “current” account - what's the difference?" on the site but bear with me, I believe that doesn't answer my doubts. I know very well ...
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what is a meaning of inclearing check that has remained outstanding for escheated accounts?

What is a meaning of in-clearing check that has remained outstanding for Escheated accounts?
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How to search efficiently for financial institutions, credit cards, etc (At least in Canada)?

I tried Google to seek high-rate savings accounts, which effected websites like https://www.highinterestsavings.ca/chart/, the broadness, newness, and reliability of which I doubt, because for ...
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What does it mean: 'Bank fees are a write off'?

...quite willing and ready to pay by paypal or by direct wire to a bank. Paypal just takes time getting used to your financial transactions, and as for banks, bank fees are a write off. ...
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Check written to me personally, but for business?

I resigned my position with my employer. They asked me if I would be willing to do contract work for them. I agreed, and prepared a proposal that was accepted. I now have a signed contract. The ...
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Most Efficient Way to Transfer Money from Israel to the USA?

I am considering relocating back the USA and am looking for an efficient means to transfer our savings to a US bank. From my initial research the simple answer seems to be wire transfer for large ...
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Is there more money in pockets or in banks? [closed]

In America, or the world at large, is there more money in people's pockets---i.e., not within banks or institutions, etc.---or in banks or institutions, etc? Provide evidence and reasoning.
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How is money transferred between banks? [closed]

Assume there are two separate banks, bank A and bank B. There are also two people: Person A, Person B. They accounts have the following balances: Person A: 400 Person B: 0.00 Person A in order to ...
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How to organize bank accounts with wife when adding mortgage

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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Managing account other than salary account

I have a salary account in one bank and a separate saving account in other bank but i dont show my saving account details in ITR will it affect me in future.
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Are there services/software other than Quicken that can directly make bank account transfers?

I've been looking, but the only thing banks support enough to actually allow the movement of funds seems to be quicken. Are there any alternatives that allow similar levels of control?
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Canada: Can financial institutions borrow against all RRSP assets?

I have a self-directed RRSP at a Canadian financial institution. In this case it happens to be a credit union. The RRSP account is holding a corporate bond. I pay the institution a fee for ...
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Do I need ITIN or TIN to get my money from a closed back account from the US Govt? [duplicate]

I am Japanese. I studied in USA and deposited money in a bank account. After I returned to Japan, the account was closed. But it still has some money that I want back. They said money will be sent ...
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What is the easiest way to open a foreign Bank Account?

I live in Argentina. Nowadays in my country it is almost impossible to buy foreign currencies as American dollars or Euros. I was thinking if it is possible to open a foreign Bank Account to be able ...
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Endorsed check - does everyone have to be present to cash it?

Myself and some old roommates have a security deposit check made out to all five of us. Do all five of us have to actually be present to cash the check, or can one or more people in the party simply ...
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Why the ABA on this bank does not correspond to the routing number?

This is the transfer instruction for anyone that want to send money to choicebank Intermediary Institution: Bank of America, N.A. NationsBank Tower 100 South East 2nd Street 33131 Miami, Florida ABA ...
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Cheapest way to Wire Money to Asia

I am starting an online business and a great deal of my product sourcing will come out of China. My current bank accounts do not allow international wiring of funds. If I set up an account that will ...
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How can I prove that a bank owes me money [closed]

How am I, as a customer of a bank able to prove that I have a deposit-account with money on it? For example what would happen if the computer-system has a bug in it that affects my account. Bank ...
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How do banks handle post-dated checks deposited via the ATM?

As noted in another question, banks have different policies regarding post-dated checks before the post-date, although it seems most will accept the check as long as the check issuer hasn't contacted ...
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Indian resident > earnings go in USA bank > then wire to India > do I need to pay US tax?

The question says it all... I have a personal bank account in the USA (as a non resident), where I get paypal and other payments. These payments are then sent to my Indian bank. I do not live in ...
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What is a checking account and how does it work?

Often you see the distinction of a saving accounts and a checking account in personal accounting software. The terminology my bank uses, are personal and saving accounts. At least in the BeNeLux ...
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How much of my home loan is coming from a bank, how much it goes back? [closed]

If I get $100,000 home loan, at 10% interest rate, I would pay a total of $300,000 ($200,000 interest and $100,000 loan amount) over next 20 years. EMI would be roughly, $965. How much of my home ...
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How much should I pay to bank for educational loan?

I have a bank loan taken from one of the nationalised bank and I owe 4.54 lakhs at 11% interest to the respected bank I have not paid since last 2 years towards interest So I wanted to know how much ...
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Double entry book keeping for hardcore personal finance [closed]

I'm looking for some experienced feedback with double entry book keeping software that can be tuned for personal finances. I'm not sure if I'm a rare breed, but I like to know my worth at all times ...
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Why do (ACH) payments that withdraw or deposit on my bank account require 1+ business days to complete?

Based on this question, I figured that there might be multiple questions for distinct locales. Why do the most common transactions to or from bank accounts in the US require waiting one or more days ...
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I don't understand all this techincal jargon

I recently received a letter from a bank asking me to vote for something. Stated from the letter for two things I need to vote on: To approve amendments to the trust indenture that change the ...
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Urgent advice on used car purchase nightmare

I purchased a used vehicle almost 2 years ago and it was breaking down so i decided to turn it in. I was pre-approved through my credit union for $20,000 at 100%. My current loan is upside down by ...
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Trying to transfer money from a Bank to Paypal account. Being asked for a valid Swift Code.

I gave a bank my Paypal account number, IBAN and other details to send some amount to my Paypal account, and I got a response saying that I have an invalid SWIFT CODE and the transaction failed ...
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Will depositing $10k+ checks each month raise red flags with the IRS?

I am a freelancer that runs a small design business (LLC) and I have one client in particular that I regularly do more than $10k per month worth of business with. Sometimes I'll deposit a check for ...
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How to find information about ethical banking? [closed]

I would like to know how to choose my ethical bank, and which investment or behavior should I avoid to make sure my money is used transparently and ethically. In France (I am french) I have read ...
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Can the Fractional Reserve System be used by the Common Man [closed]

Say... I ask my neighbor for $10 and promise him $11. I then turn around and invest my $100 [post multiplier] into a govt bond. Then I give him his $1 and keep the rest. Is that possible on a ...
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Does working in finance firms improve a person's finance knowledge?

I would like to know whether it is possible to gain personal finance knowledge if a person works in a good finance firm where he comes across many financial models.
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How does Wells Fargo use my phone number to find my Bank of America account?

I'm extremely confused about how Wells Fargo's SurePay transfers money to Bank of America. I've set up my Bank of America account to use my mobile phone number to receive payments. Now someone sent ...
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Should I pay rent electronically?

I'm renting an apartment from an individual. The landlord and I discussed the possibility of paying rent electronically. My bank (BofA) has some kind of electronic payment option where I'd enter the ...
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Can banks deny that you've paid your loan?

As expressed in the title, can a bank deny it that you've paid back the loan? Or how can you make sure that won't happen? My sister recently got married, but she freaked out when her husband told her ...
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Do financial advisers in Canada who work at the bank, make investing decisions not in your best interest?

I've been using the same financial adviser as my my family and am wondering if Canadian financial advisers who work at the bank specifically Scotiabank would purchase mutual funds that specifically ...
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What is a clearing bank, in specific, what does RMB clearing bank do?

Bank of China (Hong Kong) is described as the "sole Clearing Bank for RMB business in Hong Kong" What does it mean to be a clearing bank and clearing bank for RMB? What's the difference between ...
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Getting money from online websites I own to my UK bank account

I recently moved to UK for a full time job, and I get my salary transferred to UK bank account, and automatically tax calculated. At the same time I own few websites and I get some money from these ...
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Should I get a bank account since I recently got my first job?

I'll be starting work this Friday (yay!) and haven't got the slightest clue about any of this. It'll be washing dishes at a restaurant, and I really don't know anything. Do I set up a bank account ...
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Can I cash in a ripped bill?

For example say I have a $100 bill. If I rip it up into 2 halves, and try to cash in each half at a different bank location, could I gain $100?