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What does it mean to borrow short and lend long?

What does it mean that institution borrowed short and lent long?it would be great if u may use a comprehensive example. Thank you very much.
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Foreign money transfer

My fiancé is going to transfer $120,000 to me from her bank account in Nigeria to my checking account in U.S. Pennsylvania. Are there any issues with this that you are aware. Please provide some ...
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Load / Withdraw fund from another bank branch in another country, how fast and cheap?

I am newbie to the banking and financial services. just tell me if below scenario is possible: I need to open bank account, then fund/Load money to it in country A, my friend will fund my account ...
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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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getting paid for work in Canada to a U.S bank account?

So I'll be temporarily transferred to one of our company's offices in Canada for about a year. Can I be paid to my U.S bank account just so I won't have to transfer the money back to the U.S when I ...
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Anyone have experience with Brink's 5% savings account?

If you get a Brinks prepaid MasterCard (no initial fees, and you can even get a $20 signup bonus) and go through some other gyrations, you can presumably get access to a 5% FDIC-insured savings ...
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Send money to someone with Bank of America

My nanny has a Bank of America account. What is the easiest way to send her money electronically. She is not tech savvy. I've tried Quick Pay multiple times, she can't seem to figure it out. I ...
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Crisis Safe International Savings Account

I am a non-US national living in a non-US country and I am planning to liquidate a smallish amount(about $10k) of my US dollar assets and set them aside to have some buffer for my family in case of ...
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My ex sold our car that still had money owed [closed]

My ex sold a car that he and I bought together. Both of our names are on the title. We both still owe 10k on the car. But now that the car is gone the banks are coming after me. Is there anything I ...
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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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Default on credit report

I was wondering if anyone could help me with a situation that is giving me a lot of trouble at the minute? Back in 2011, I took a credit card with Vanquis Bank. Being young and silly, I didn't really ...
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how to deposit found money

About $25,000 was found in my home ceiling which I believe was put there years ago by my parents and forgotten. I want to know if I deposit it all in the bank at one time will that cause any problems ...
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Control mechanisms on banks' total income [closed]

What standard or rule controls total money transactions in a bank (especially internet banks) so that they don't create money for themselves? As I understand it, banks can create money as they loan. ...
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What happens to the original funds when a certified bank check is not cashed?

When a bank issues a certified check that was funded from my account, where will the funds end up if the recipient never cashes the check before it expires?
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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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Direct deposit downside

After working at a job for four years as a salaried employee, my employer has offered direct deposit. He says he has to hold a weeks pay in arrears to give time to adjust deposits for those who leave ...
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Can anybody cash my check by using an ATM? Does the machine check the name of the check and debit card?

I lost my paycheck. If somebody finds it will they be able to cash it?
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What are the requirements for someone to deposit a check into your bank account?

I recently opened a checking account and gave my account number to my new boss. What will my boss need to do to be able to deposit a check into my checking account? Can someone deposit into your ...
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Offshore Bank account with Online International Wire-transfer facility for Indians

I am freelancer having Indian nationality and residing in India. I own and operate Sub-Affiliate program of US based company. I have Bank accounts in India which operates in INR (Indian Currency). ...
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How quickly are the funds from a bank deposit available via my debit card or a check?

I deposited a cashier's check into my account at 8AM, the account had nearly nothing in it. If I were to use the "credit" option on my debit card at the grocery store would I overdraw my account? Do ...
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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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How to minimize damage from sale of savings account

I've been a Bank of America customer for ~13 years and have maintained the same accounts during that period. I currently have a checking and savings account with them and have two credit cards (one ...
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What I need in order to receive payments from Valve?

This post is complementary to this one. I'm developer from Russia and I recently passed Steam Greenlight. Now I'm stuck on the Valve program enrollment phase. From what I've seen in the Valve forms, ...
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How do I withdraw all money from my HSA account as a non-resident?

I have lived in US for 5 years, and I (still) have an HSA account with BoA. Now I am living in Europe, and there's a fat chance I'll ever go back to live in US, so I would like to withdraw the money ...
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What does bank do with “Repaid Principal”? [closed]

When a bank on its loaned amounts receives payments towards repayment of the principal, what does it do with this amount received by them as "Repaid Principal"? Does this amount received as "Repaid ...
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Brainstorming: Homebrew “credit” card?

In response to another question (about how to make credit cards pay interest on any positive balance), I came up with an odd combination: Get an account with both a debit card and a linked ...
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List of banks with free OFX service [closed]

I am looking for a list of banks that offer a free OFX (Open Financial Exchange) service. The best list I have been able to find is here: OFX List Some of the banks on this list are documented to ...
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Inexpensive Method of International Swift Transfer for Low Dollar Amounts?

I am dealing with a beareaucratic government office in Europe in order to get some family records. They will only accept SWIFT transfers and have provided me with two different accounts I need to send ...
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How do banks handle billion deposits with interest?

Say you're a billionaire with 1,000,000,000. Assume an interest rate of 0.8 percent APY. Then after 1 year, you get 8,000,000 in interest. How do banks deal with this? Do they have a cap on how much ...
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How can I significantly increase my credit score using cash?

I would like to improve my credit score^ by throwing money at it rather than by waiting several more years for a ding to disappear from it. I've read several good questions and answers here about ...
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FD and liquidation of cooperative Bank (patsanstha) in India

I've my money stuck in cooperative patsanstha (bank) since last 4-5 years. Money was invested across multiple FDs (worth Rs. 1,50,000) and after banks liquidation they deposited the money to saving ...
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Is it possible to split a bought price made with a credit card into some monthly payments?

I'm from Brazil and here the thing works like that: If you buy a 300-dollar TV, but the limit of your credit card is 200 dollars, you can split the payment into 2 or even into 12 times. Since, each ...
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Should I put a small amount of savings in a high interest savings account?

The highest in Canada that I've found is 2.8% interest, compounded annually where the interest is calculated daily. I have $2000, and the initial amount and the interest earned is guaranteed by a ...
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Is UK house price spiral connected to debt based monetary system? [closed]

Is the monetary system's debt basis* driving government policy on housing and property, and how could this ultimately affect personal housing affordability? The UK has an ongoing 'situation' with ...
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Investing money 101

I feel really bad for posting this because I'm completly unable to make a proper search about my question. There is a very high chance that this is more than duplicate, and I apologize. I would like ...
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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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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 ...