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How will a rise in interest rate affect the CAD

When Bank of Canada raises interest rates ( not sure when or if that will happen), can I expect the CAD to regain its former glory against the USD? Is it fair to say that buying the CAD: USD pair ...
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What do US banks look for while processing a check

I recently had two issues with banks & checks I deposited a check payable to my spouse & me in our joint account at the bank ATM. It was accepted, then rejected - missing endorsement. Turns ...
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Depositing an insurance check made out to a foreign ltd into a personal US account

I own a boat which is registered in the BVI's in an Ltd. name. There is no business and thus no bank account for it. I am a U.S. citizen with a regular U.S. bank account. I incurred boat damage and am ...
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How to withdraw money from an account with only an account number?

I was given an account number and a route number from one of my friends and she said that I can walk into any bank and withdraw funds that she owes me. I don't have any bank account at all. So my ...
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How can banks pay interest on money they borrow from the FED? [closed]

I'm not sure if this is the right site to ask this question. If it's not, please point me in the right direction. So, if the FED is the only institution that can increase the monetary base (create ...
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Can a new US resident safely open a bank account as a non-resident?

Fresh US immigrants that want to open up a bank account as soon as possible generally face impediments like needing to profile a proof of address/residency. This comes in the form of utility bills or ...
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Even payments between Primary and Secondary Bank sharing loans

I have a question, Im a math guy, so the finance intuition is hard for me and Im not too sure how to ask this so maybe some help in phrasing will be needed as well. Suppose I have a person coming in ...
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What does a negative balance in a checking account mean?

I just started using online banking, just to watch everything. I've notice that my current balance was -6.57?! Does the -6.57 mean I've overdrafted or something? Btw, it's a debt account..
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How to withdraw money from currency account without having to lose so much to currency conversion?

I'm trying to withdraw some money from Barclays currency account, but I don't know how without losing so much on the unfair conversion rate. For example, I've found the following rates (as per ...
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Mortgage vs. Loan?

I understand the math behind how banks calculate the interest to principal ratio throughout the amortization period. I want to know why banks want you to pay as much interest as possible first? In a ...
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What happen if I don't pay credit card and leave the country

I have a credit card debt of $600, five years ago in Newzealand. I left the country from then, now I live in Singapore. Will the Newzealand bankers come to Singapore and ask my bank to take money ...
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I'm working in London and I'm earning in GBP how can I transfer the money to India what taxes would be incurred

Kindly inform me how could I transfer the money from UK and I'm working there for 4 years and does it cost the tax and how much.
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How does it look to jump around from bank to bank?

I've been with Bank of America for almost 10 years. They just told me that they are going to convert my free eBanking account to Bank of America Core Checking. Doing so I would have to pay $12/mo or ...
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Is there a way to open a U.S. bank account for my LLC remotely?

I'm operating a company remotely — I'm not in the U.S. Is there a way to open a bank account without going to the U.S.? I've called a few banks and most of them require myself to go the a ...
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Check expiry date [duplicate]

I have received a banker's check which HSBC New York sent after closing my account. There is no mention of expiry date. Can somebody inform me how many months are USA checks valid?
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Check expiry date

I have received a banker's check which HSBC New York sent after closing my account. There is no mention of expiry date. Can somebody inform me how many months are USA checks valid?
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What Canadian account number format do European banks need for wire transfer instructions?

I am trying to transfer funds from my account in Europe to my account in Canada. On the sending (European) bank's transfer instruction form there is a field I need to fill-in in the beneficiary's ...
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What are the complications of making different signatures?

I'm a young person, new to the professional world such as banking. At first, I had difficulty maintaining the same signature. For example, when I opened the bank account, I made different signatures ...
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Received Check as Business Before Having Funds to Start the LLC

I've received a payment and will continue to be receiving payments contingent on me getting paid as an LLC. The problem with that is, is that starting an LLC is expensive and I don't have the funding ...
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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 ...