Sending and receiving money internationally

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US bank w/ free online incoming/outgoing international wire transfers, no monthly charges, online application [closed]

What US banks let me do the following: % Send and receive international wire transfers for free % Send wire transfers online % Pay no monthly fees % (optional) Apply for an account online. ...
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How can I avoid international wire fees or currency transfer fees?

I'm paid by an American company, but travel to France frequently and need to have a French bank account for various reasons. So far the cheapest procedure I've found to transfer money is withdraw ...
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Are BIC and SWIFT code the same things?

I'm helping a friend with submitting an expenses claim to a US organisation we're both involved with. As the money is coming from a US bank, we can't just give them an IBAN and a BIC and be done with ...
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How to transfer money to yourself internationally?

I tried to find a question that already answered this but surprisingly I wasn't able to. My situation is this: I'm from the U.S. and I have student loans there I need to pay off. However, I am now ...
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Any financial institution that offers free or low fee international money transfer?

I would like my younger brother to start studying in a school here, and this requires frequent international money transfers: The primary source (sponsor) would be family funds that would be wired ...
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Cheapest way to “wire” money in an Australian bank account to a person in England, while I'm in Laos?

A friend wired me some money when I lost my bank cards a month ago. Today I finally got my new cards and want to wire him the money back. We are both moving around the world. He was in Australia and ...
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Transfer money from Canadian bank account to US bank account while living in the US

I'm Canadian and I will be doing graduate study in the US, but I will have scholarship money deposited in my Canadian bank account (it has to be done like that, and no, they won't send checks). So I ...
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Is it safe to give someone the following information?

An organization outside of the USA (I'm in the USA) is going to wire money into my bank account and has asked for the following information: Bank Name Bank Address Bank City/State Bank Zipcode Bank ...
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HSBC - Can I make international transfer in my account's currency

I was receiving payment from UK-based company. I asked them to send me money to my account overseas (not based in UK, but it's in GBP). Unfortunately, they've sent me EUR instead of GBP (despite the ...
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International transfer to bank account via 'routing bank'

I am currently trying to transfer payment to a Tanzanian tour company for an upcoming trip. The details they have given me for the transfer include the details of 2 banks. The Standard Chartered Bank, ...
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What is the cheapest way to move money from the United States to Canada? [duplicate]

I live and work in the United States but I have several loans in Canada that I need to pay on a regular basis, so I'm constantly moving money to Canada. Right now, I have an American Royal Bank ...
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How do companies like paypal work with international customers?

I am just curious. In US there is this thing called ACH. But that requires a routing number and banks in Indonesia do not have a routing number. So how does paypal do it? ACH? Transfer?
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Most cost effective way to regularly transfer funds from the US to the UK?

I've recently moved to the US, but I still own a house and a car in the UK so I need to make regular transfers from the US to the UK in order to pay my UK mortgage. Admittedly I've left it a little ...
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What happens with an international transfer in a different currency than my own?

My customers are in Germany and I told them to pay the money for me using a bank transfer. I gave them the swift code and the IBAN and other information, but the problem is that I forgot to tell ...
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Transfer money from US (“prepaid”) VISA Debit to AU bank account

I have a Citi prepaid VISA Debit card (these kind of cards) that has been issued in the US. I live in Australia, and would like to move money off of the card into my bank account. For reference, the ...
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Transferring large sums of money overseas

When transferring the past few years of savings from working overseas (over £25,000) to my account in the UK. This is my savings from income I received over the past several years while working ...
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Do I have to pay taxes on money sent to me in the US by wire transfer from another country?

I have a green card and I live in the US. I'm starting to do business with people in Vietnam, and they transfer money to my checking account using wire transfers from banks in Hong Kong or Cambodia. ...
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Is Chase alone in restricting how much I can wire transfer, or do other banks also limit like this?

My Chase account requires that the amount I wire (either international or domestic) should have been in my account for at least 10 days. Is this a requirement for all the banks or only for Chase? Why ...
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Any US tax implications — transferring UK ISA balance to USA

My wife has an e-ISA in the UK, from her time living there. It is a savings ISA, not a shares ISA. It is earning very low interest. For ease, I'd like to transfer the money to our USA accounts so ...
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What is a maximum amount that I can wire transfer out of US?

Say, I would like to buy a property in Thailand. The price is about $200,000. I might wire it to my Thailand's checking account. Just want to know is the limitation of wire transfer. Also, is there ...
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Sending regular small amounts of money from Canada to UK

I live in Canada, a relative of mine lives in the U.K. I would like to know the best option for sending small amounts of money approximately once a month. I'm thinking most likely $100 to $300, but ...
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Feedback regarding online services of credit unions like Alliant

I am considering opening an online account that I can operate over the internet with a CU. Would it be possible given that I am a international student on a F1 Visa in the US and not a US Citizen or ...
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Which UK banks have an account that features free online incoming/outgoing international wire transfers and no monthly charges? [closed]

This is a similar question to US bank w/ free online incoming/outgoing international wire transfers, no monthly charges, online application in relation to the UK. Which UK banks have an account with ...
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How to get money from bangladesh

The situation Recently we sold some property in Bangladesh. It gained a nice sum of money, but now we are a bit stuck on how to get it out. We can be flexible but prefer to transfer it to a west ...
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Transfer money from “inherited” land sold outside US to the US without income tax?

After my parents' death in my originating country, my family was made aware that their co-owned piece of land was always in our names, not out parents'. We recently sold this piece of land as a group ...
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Tax consequences of forwarding an international wire

I need to legally and quickly transfer $300,000 from China to my US bank account. All of the funds that I need to transfer were obtained through legal means (with proof documents), however China has ...
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Do charges made accidentally to the wrong name still get processed?

I have an online shop where I use a payment gateway to process credit card payment. When requesting the payment, I entered my company name in the "Bank Account Holder Name" instead of my personal ...
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How do I find the best exchange rate to convert 1 million Swedish krona into Euros? [closed]

I have 1 million SEK in a Swedish bank account which I wish to transfer to my bank account in a country using the Euro. How do I transfer this money so as to avail of the best possible exchange rate? ...
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Enable a select group of people to claim a flexible portion of a fixed amount of money anonymously?

This is a bit of an unusual question, so I'll explain: My girlfriend and I are getting married next year. I'm German, she's American, and the wedding will happen in the U.S. Most of the people that ...
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Can wire transfers be reversed? Is there a law or regulation providing for it?

Can wire transfers be reversed? Is this codified into United States or International regulation/law anywhere?
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Transfering money to personel saving account in India

I am currently residing in Qatar since 2 years. I am transferring my salary from Qatar to my personal Indian savings bank account. The amount I used to transfer is used for general expenses. Do I ...
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Is there a law requiring that some amount be held when sending money out of the US?

Is there a law to be implemented January of 2014 that will hold a % of the money you can send out of the US and will there be a limit on the amount you can send out of the US?
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How do I best time my currency conversions between Australia, New Zealand, and Great Britain?

I have over AU$20,000 in savings in an Australian bank account, currently earning me 1.75%. I am now living in NZ where my savings account earns 3.75%. In about a year I will be transferring the ...
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As a US Permanent Resident, how much money I can send from the US to India in my NRE account per year?

I am a Permanent Resident of US. (My wife also has a GC). We both are working (I am in IT and my wife works in a Store). We both share the same Bank account in US. The question is how much money I ...
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As a freelancer, how to receive money from overseas company to my individual bank account in India?

I am working as a freelance software developer. Recently I got a project from an overseas company. I asked them to send money through ICICI Bank Money2India. The first payment made it successfully ...
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Transfer money from U.S.-based NRI friend to my savings account in India?

My NRI friend wants to wire transfer money from his U.S. account to my savings account in India. Could someone please throw light on the procedure to be followed and also the tax implications?
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How do I transfer funds from Lebanon to the USA without penalty?

My parents have funds in a Lebanese bank that they want to transfer to their US bank account. They are being told that there is a 35% fee on outgoing transfers from Lebanon. How can I find out if ...
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Transfer Money from My Overseas Account

I have an account at HSBC in Hong Kong. I want to transfer some money to an account here in the USA. I don't have an HSBC account here but if that is the best way then I can create one. What is the ...
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How can I determine the exchange rate and fees that were applied to an international wire transfer?

I received a wire transfer from Europe a while ago. The money was sent as EUR and converted into USD by HSBC. Since the incoming transaction showed an amount that was around 3% less than expected, I ...
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Any downsides of using 3rd party remittance services?

Are there any downsides of using 3rd party remittance services to send money from US to India ? Like for example I use transferwise to send $x to my dad's account in India, would it show my name as ...
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Do we need to provide correspondent bank information for wire transfers?

I have some bank accounts with international banks like SC/HSBC/Citi. Here is the template which they provide for international wire transfers. Is it necessary to provide Correspondent Bank ...
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International transfer: is IBAN code enough for a transition?

Do I need to know the bank name if I want to electronically transfer money to a private and I only know his name, surname and IBAN ? It seems that I need to know the BIC (SWIFT), or the bank name, in ...
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How to transfer large sum from out of country to USA?

Is it easy or possible to do a large sum transfer from Philipines to USA by a Philippine citizen to buy her USA home? What is best or safest practice? I have concern about large sum restriction laws ...
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Cheapest way to wire or withdraw money from US account while living in Europe [closed]

I'm currently living overseas in Europe. I work as a consultant for a US based company which pays me US dollars deposited to my US bank account. It's getting to be pretty expensive when I withdraw ...
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Provide additional information for SWIFT transfer

I have an account in my local bank in Russia. I have sent the account details to the UK firm to receive a payment from them. Specifically, I provided SWIFT code of my bank and my 20-digit account ...
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Financial gift or nasty surprise

If a friend from the U.K. is wanting to give me a large amount of money, why would they need my signature? They haven't requested any bank account details, but why would I need to sign something to ...
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How to transfer money to an account on Cyprus as quick as possible

I am a Russian resident currently living on Cyprus. I should provide to local authorities a bank guarantee showing a reasonable amount of money. I know about finances literally nothing, so I was ...
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ACH data for Deutsche Bank, Germany?

For an international ACH transfer as part of the e-gold claims process, I need to specify in an online form: Financial Institution Name Financial Institution Address Financial Institution City ...
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What is the best way to pay my American rent from Canada?

I need to pay rent to my landlord on or before the day I arrive in America. Right now I live in Canada, and I have the money to pay (in USD), I just do not know what the most efficient payment method ...
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Is there a US credit union for foreign people?

I need to open a US account. I work for US based clients from Argentina and I need to receive payments and to transfer funds outside the US. I'm using PayPal, but I need another option to receive ...