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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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Do I have to pay remittance tax?

A friend of mine wants to buy a house in my country in Viet Nam and he authorized a bank in UK to transfer this sum of money of more than 200,000 USD into my bank account. However, this bank asked me ...
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Does “Know Your Customer” (KYC) rules apply to financial products?

When a financial institution enters a relationship with a customer, they must abide by the KYC rules. What does the regulator say about options or ETF? The questions boils down to: would it be ...
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How to recover money from old closed/dormant bank accounts in the U.S.?

Can anyone answer how to recover cash from (old) closed bank accounts from banks in usa?
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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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Is there an expiration date on Bank of America's Cashiers checks?

Upon my advice, my daughter requested a cashiers check in a BOA office in NJ today rather than carry a sum of cash out of the bank. She asked how long the check was valid. The Bank Manager told her ...
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Condo hazard insurance — who takes the next step? Everyone else is refusing

I live in California. The bank (in Atlanta) who has our home loan needs to see proof of our condo master hazard insurance policy or they will buy us a policy. The agent who sold the policy told me ...
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JPMorgan Chase bungled my credit card autopay [closed]

So many months ago I enabled autopay and out of paranoia I continued to manually make online payments from my checking to my credit card account. This time I finally bought into their assurances that ...
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When can I be sure a questionable check has cleared?

Someone has sent me a check for $250 in payment for property damage they caused in a car accident. It would have been better if I had gotten a cashier's check or official check, but I'll have to make ...
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Chase bank not breaking large bills for non-account holders

I recently went into a Chase bank to break a $100.00 dollar bill to get five twenty dollar bills. The teller ran my one hundred dollar bill through a counterfeit bill checker, and then proceeded to ...
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If my business is under FTB audit, can I close my old bank account?

We plan to switch from Bank A to Bank B and we are currently under Franchise Tax Board audit. We also recently realized that account in Bank A is with outdated EIN that we forgot to update to SSN when ...
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US Banking Rules regarding endorsements of non-government checks?

The issue is that only one of three payees on a non-governmental check endorsed the check. The check was subsequently deposited by the one party endorsing the check. An insurance check made out to ...
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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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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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Why do transfers between your own accounts WITHIN the same bank take a business day to clear?

Why is it that when you e.g. transfer money between your savings and checking account at a bank in the U.S. (say Bank of America), it takes a business day for the transaction to clear? I understand ...
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Can somebody explain “leveraged debt investment positions” and “exposures” in this context for me, please?

"The strong bond performance has led to a surge in leveraged debt investment positions that are ultimately funded by the banks' interbank exposures and WMPs. But nobody really knows how levered these ...
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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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Are UK banks supposed to be compliant with the 1st February 2016 SEPA BIC deadline?

I can't find a more authoritative quote, but Wikipedia says this about BIC: After these dates [1st February 2016] the IBAN will be sufficient to identify an account for home and foreign financial ...
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Transfer from Paypal account to NRE account in ICICI Bank

I am a Indian national and currently an NRI in another country. I have created a paypal account, added my PAN details and put in the details of my NRE account. But the transfer did not happen and I ...
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What is “eCheck”, exactly?

In the US, PayPal offers three way of linking a bank account with a PayPal account: eCheck, ACH, and Debit Card. When payments are sent using the Debit Card method, a fee is applied because of the ...
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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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Military member asks me if she can have money wired into my bank account but needs my social security number and bank routing number [duplicate]

I was recently talking to someone online and she said that she was in the Army and then she went on to tell me that she had a lump sum of 45,000$ co.i g to her but she needed my bank account routing ...
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Shouldn't it be the person writing the check who endorses the check, not the depositor of the check?

I have to sign the backs of checks other people give me. Why is this necessary? It seems that someone could easily steal the check and write their name instead and deposit it into their own account. ...
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Error in my car loan papers, what do I do?

In Dec 2014 I turned in a financed car that I had where my mom was the Primary Owner and I was the cosigner and I purchased a new car only under my name and credit, my mother wasn't present and she ...
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When my credit card is charged, what information does the business recieve?

Say I purchase an item from an online retailer. I give them my credit card, address, cvc code, etc. When the retailer attempts to charge my card, what information will my bank (or ...
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Fees for depositing US social security check

My bank charges a significant fee for deposits of US Social Security checks. Is this generally a paid service or I should explore other banks and get lower fees?
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Money transferred from my account but not received by overseas client

I had to transfer money for admission in a university, which I did around 12 days back. My bank (in India) has given me a receipt saying they have transferred the money. The bank to which they have ...
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Removing unused credit card from CIBIL credit report

I used to hold an ABN Amro(Now RBS) co-branded credit card back in 2008. After using it for a period, I realized that the card was no good for my needs. I called up the customer care and asked for the ...
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Why are Bank of America and Citi trading so far below book value?

In 2008, a famously wealthy man bet big on Bear Sterns, citing that it was absurd that it was trading below book value. That man is now only slightly wealthy. The lesson was that you should trust book ...
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Transfer funds from Scotiabank to US account at Bank of America

What is the best way to transfer a large sum of money from my checking account at scotiabank to my new account at Bank of America?
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How can I receive foreign funds in my account in an Indian bank which lacks a SWIFT code?

I'm to receive some money in USD from a company directly to my account. I'm a resident of India and the branch where I have my account doesn't have a SWIFT code. The company will not give the money by ...
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Efficient way to transfer money from Greece to Canada

I currently reside in Canada and I want to transfer a small portion of my money from Greece (from my parents). What's the most efficient way to transfer money in order to avoid the bank fee + low ...
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To transfer money between banks, is it better to withdraw or deposit?

If I'm transferring money from Bank A to Bank B, I have multiple options: Tell Bank A to deposit the money into my account in Bank B. Tell Bank B to withdraw the money from my account in Bank A. ...
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The Purpose of Change Machines [closed]

I need some clearing up, do Change Machines exchange bills for coins or coins for bills. For example if I put a dollar in a Change Machine will I get four quarters back or visa versa?
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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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How do credit card companies make money from cardholders who do not carry a balance? [duplicate]

How do credit card companies make money from cardholders who do not carry a balance? It seems credit card companies are eager to offer their services to borrowers even if they have a tendency to pay ...
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Is there an upper limit on the amount you can pay by cheque? (UK)

Just curious, assuming I have the necessary funds in an account, is there a hard limit (technical or regulatory) to the amount you can authorise to be paid with a single cheque issued by a UK Bank? ...
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How do I close a bank account in the UK?

I have a savings account (ISA) and current account in the UK, from when I used to live there. I now live in the US. The current account has a small overdraft line of credit and the ISA has an annual ...
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Solution for sending international wires to international business customers on a monthly basis? [closed]

First part of my question is: How do US online booking agencies send money to thousands of hotels worldwide on a monthly basis when outgoing international wire transfers cost about $40 per transfer? ...
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Bank in another state asking family member questions about me upon opening a line of credit

Today my aunt let me know that she tried to open a line of credit with a credit union she uses in the state she lives in (a different state than I live in). She told me my name came up and they ...
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Philiipine currency check to deposit in the US

We are expecting a check from a Home Builder in the Philippines in Philippine currency. Can we deposit it in our bank here in the US and convert to US currency ?
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Why issuing credit cards is profitable for banks? [duplicate]

I don't have much knowledge about financial markets but I was wondering how banks offering credit cards make profit? One possible way is interests on late payments but let's say if most of the people ...
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What is this type of risk-free investment called?

My mother told me that in 1994, she had $10K to put into a savings account or CD. She went to the local Citibank and didn't like the interest rates that they were offering on their savings/CD ...
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Can I find the name on this account [closed]

My wages got put in to the wrong account the company I worked for sent me the account number and sort code but I carnt find the name on the account is there any way of doing this
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US Chase bank: “please confirm your residency status to avoid tax withholding”

I'm an international student in California. I received a letter from Chase asking for filled forms about residency status. They provided empty forms including W-8BEN, W-8BEN-E and W-9. I remember I ...
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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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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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Extra amount credited to my foreign currency account and mistakenly I spend it. What should I do? [closed]

I deposited some thai baht into my foreign currency account in india which amounts to Rs.250000 but in my account the same amount was credited three times and from different person. My initial deposit ...
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Personal Online Money Saving [closed]

I'm thirteen. I want to get some money for various online transactions. I do not want a full on bank account, nor can I get a joint checking account, because I don't to approach my dad about it. I ...
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Why do dishonour fees exist?

In the event of a transaction not going through due to insufficient funds a dishonour fee is charged. Presumably the cost of not making a transaction is lower than making a transaction, yet the cost ...