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Visa Credit Card Regulations in Europe

I'm a US expat living in Spain (almost a year now). I made a large purchase at an online store last week with my Visa credit card. The item has not shipped, but I have already been charged for the ...
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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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How to donate to charity that will make a difference?

I want to donate to countries which have economic difficulties especially Greece. For a start 50 bucks or so. Because a got a big salary doing what I like (computer programming) and I don't have much ...
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How to make use of EUR/USD fluctuations in my specific case?

I live in the Euro zone, and my main bank account is here. However, I also have a USD bank account located in the USA. I don't usually pay attention to the currency exchange market, but looking at ...
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Is it possible to get a UK visa gift card while in the US?

Is it possible to get a UK visa gift card while in the US? For instance, is there a place to purchase a UK visa gift card while still residing in the states and get it sent to me before leaving?
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Automatic Investment Plan - Non U.S resident

I am looking for any options to invest small amounts each month/quarter without commissions eating me up. As a U.S. resident and investing in a Mutual Fund, this is no problem. AIP programs Non U.S. ...
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What information is needed for a wire transfer?

I am used to wiring funds through SEPA by using IBAN and BIC codes. I just learned that these can't be used to electronically transfer money from the US to the EU. My bank provided me with 4 codes: ...
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Receiving money to a U.S. bank while living in Europe

I need to receive money but I can only receive to a U.S. based bank. Is there a quick way to do it?
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Buying Fixed Deposit in India from Europe

Given the chance, does it pay off to open a FD in India (high interest rates, high inflation) with Euros (low interest rates, low inflation) from Europe? Or is it too risky on the long run (~ 1 ...
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European vs. American mortgage underwriting with regards to the health of the borrower

Whenever I hear about a European mortgage application process, there are always health records involved. They want to know that the borrower is likely to outlive the mortgage (or most of it, I guess). ...
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Possibility of donations in an educational site

I would like to create a site with a series of lectures in video form. The lectures will concern the presentation of philosophical books. Would it be possible for people to donate a small amount of ...
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Avoiding timing traps with long term index investing

Question 1) What are the risks pertaining to timing on long term index investments? 2) How large are these risks? 3) In case I feel not prepared to take these risks, how can I avoid them? ...
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which banks (and where) in Europe allow non-residents to open accounts with a single visit (or even none at all)?

Which banks and where in Europe allow to non-EU resident (eg from Russia) to open a bank account, requiring only a single visit in person (or, ideally, completely remotely, with no visit at all--doing ...
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How can I buy a MasterCard/Visa gift card in the US using European MasterCard/Visa?

I live in Belgium and my sister lives in the USA. I would like to send her a MasterCard gift card but I tried to pay with my Belgian MasterCard on giftcards.com and it failed because the form that ...
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Why are wire transfers and other financial services in Canada so much more expensive than in Europe?

Why are wire transfers in Canada so expensive compared to Europe? The simple answer I've seen is because bankers are crooks, but I find that this oversimplifies the situation — I don't believe ...
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Are U.S. mobile provider contactless payment services compatible with similar systems abroad?

With major U.S. mobile service providers rolling out Isis (contactless payment using a cell phone) and Google Wallet tap and pay gaining popularity, I wonder if these payments are compatible with ...
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Are there extra fees for a PayPal Premier account?

I've googled quite a bit, but I'm not sure I have the correct information since I am in Europe, and the info might have been for the US. I currently have a Personal account on PayPal and I have no ...
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Where can I find a list of all reverse listings on European stock exchanges for a specific period?

From Wikipedia: A reverse takeover or reverse merger (reverse IPO) is the acquisition of a public company by a private company so that the private company can bypass the lengthy and complex ...
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American living abroad and not working for an American company - tax reporting and bank accounts

I hope this question is appropriate for SE Money but based on this one I think it is U.S. citizen, working for U.S. company, living in Mexico: Where do I pay taxes? If you are an American citizen not ...
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Move from Stockholm to Ireland

I live in Sweden but plan to move back to Ireland in a number of years. When I can't say exactly but hopefully within 5 years. I'm 32 years of age, with a wife and 2 children. We earn 70k euros ...
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Best S&P 500 index tracker available in EU countries?

When I was living in the US I've started investing into the Vanguard 500 Index Fund. However, now I'm back in Europe and are looking for similar index funds that are tracking S&P 500. Does anyone ...
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Couch Potato Portfolio for Europeans?

I recently came across the Couch Potato Portfolio concept and was happy to find an investment strategy that made sense to me. Its origin seems to be the Canadian version, and it has been translated ...
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Can I deduct taxes for home office as a freelance computer software developer?

I am currently working as a freelancer in Belgium for a company developing computer software. In the contract it says that the work is done at client's office and each day I work from the office. I've ...
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What's the least risky investment for people in Europe?

I have a few thousand euros in a bank deposit and I was wondering where I should invest them, considering that I won't want to take much risk? I am ready to accept the lower ROI than investing the ...