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How to select a bank based on availability in two areas?

Suppose I will be frequently moving back and forth between Country A and Country B. I would prefer to work with a bank which has many offices and ATMs (so I can avoid the fee for using another bank's ...
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How to get money from India to UAE

I have taken 25 Lac loan in UAE country and remitted this money to my mother SB account through Exchange. She withdrawn that money and used for personal commitments and bought one property. Now due to ...
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How do I loan money as a non-resident Indian (NRI)?

I am a Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and want to send approx $10,000 as a loan to my father's account in India as a contribution for a new home purchase. How do I set this up as a loan so if he wants to ...
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Help me understand Forex in Interactive Brokers

I have a CHF-based account in Interactive Brokers. I wanted to buy VEUR in LSE, which trades in GBP. I entered an order, I was told I didn't have enough GBP. Fair enough. I asked the live chat how to ...
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Moved to the USA from Canada; what is best to do with RRSP?

I am a Canadian and I moved to US at the end of last year. (I have a green card now.) I have less than CAD 50K in my RRSP from my previous work, and less than CAD 40k at banks. Not sure what the best ...
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Higher returns from international markets?

I've heard that part of your portfolio should be invested in international markets. One argument for it is higher returns. However, browsing through some funds (FOSFX, FIEUX, FWWFX), all I can see is ...
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Receiving payment as a freelancer in India from different countries

I am freelancer from India providing technical assistance to people in UK and US. I get these numbers from different companies in India who are not able fulfill customers' needs. Is it possible for me ...
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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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What are the tax consequences if my S corporation earns money in a foreign country?

I work as an independent contractor developing software for various organizations in the USA. I usually bill a client an agreed upon amount and provide some specific service in return. For what it's ...
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Is there any way to pay online in a country with no international banking system

I live in Ethiopia and based on the National Bank of Ethiopia, it is illegal to get any money out of Ethiopia with out a special permission of the bank, and I personally want to make some online ...
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VAT and German freelance working on international project

I am a freelance in Germany ("freiberufler" is the term here). I have developed a website for a Spanish company and I have written them a bill for it. Now they are trying to put their finances in ...
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Sending money from US to China

I receive money in the US for recruiting students here in China. I have a BOA account and it was free for me to use the ATM machines at China Construction Bank. However, CCB started charging a 3% ...
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What are the 'special rules' for opening a bank/credit union account if you are a foreign person?

I'm trying to open an account at a local US credit union as a Canadian international student with no US income. Their terms of service (which appear to be copy-pasted from a template) say we ...
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US resident collecting salary in a foreign account

I have my job based in United Arab Emirates, but I live in the United States. Can I continue to get paid in UAE Dirhams in my bank account in Dubai? Or do I need to transfer the same to the US? Does ...
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Why deposit interest rate in the same currency is different from country to country? [duplicate]

My bank offers 11% interest rate for 1-year deposit in USD. This is similar to what other Ukrainian banks offer, but much higher in comparison with our neighbourhood countries, Belarus (3.5%) and ...
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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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Unable to withdraw money from Paypal in Andorra

I live in Andorra. I have an Andorran Paypal account, with a linked Credit Card. The account is fully verified. Right now Paypal only offers cashout withdraw options to USA bank accounts for Andorra ...
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How to manage currency risk in international investing

Exchange rate fluctuations can wipe out or augment your return from a foreign stock investment. Is there any way to protect yourself from such risk?
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UK - How to receive payments in euros

My father as a business based in UK, but works mainly in Europe, receiving payments in euros. His bank is HSBC that, apart from charging £8 for each transfer, applies a "custom" exchange rate (i.e. ...
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Paying tax for non- us citizen

I am a non US resident and not a US citizen. I live outside US. I don't have any relation with United States. I just visit US often for pleasure only. I sell items on eBay and my items are NOT in US. ...
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Borrowing money for study abroad…student loans don't apply

I have applied for a masters program in Spain, and I was accepted (yay!). However, now I am faced with the daunting task of determining how I am going to pay for it. My university in Spain is not ...
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What extra charges and fees will I be billed for an international credit card transaction?

I've never traveled abroad in the past. I live in the US, and am taking a vacation shortly to Italy. At this time, I'm trying to understand what additional fees will be incurred if I attempt to use ...
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How to properly understand international wire transfers?

I am having a ridiculous time with international (inwards, to Australian account) wire transfers. They have about a 50% chance of succeeding, and I don't know who is being honest with me when things ...
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Where to find site with earnings calendar?

Is there a website with a company earnings calendar for exchange-listed equities using symbol look-up? I am not trying to backtest a trading strategy, so I'm not interested in historical data. I just ...
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Can I default on my student loans if I move to another country?

I am moving away from the USA and I don't really plan on coming back. What are the consequences if I stop paying my student loans? My current debt is ~50,000 USD in federal loans. I know next to ...
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Can I deduct equipment expenses for a job I began overseas?

This year I began teaching English in Japan, but I had several hundred dollars worth of preparatory expenses, including a new computer. Are these eligible for equipment tax deductions?
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Is there a term for people who manage the money of dual citizens?

I'm a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. I'm afraid to invest in anything because the tax treaties and laws between the two countries make everything too complicated for me to follow. Even ...
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Is it impossible to open foreign currency accounts in the US? [duplicate]

I want to open a Canadian dollar account in the US. I.e., an account that operates in Canadian dollars without converting to US dollars. I just spoke to someone at HSBC and they said "any account ...
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What are the options for transfering money when moving to the US?

So I'm moving to the US in august porting a J-1 visa for a year long exchange program. I need to take money with me and currently, all I have is a Brazilian banking account and an international credit ...
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Is there a country currency, today, that has no coin variant? [closed]

I just received a wallet from China that I ordered and I noticed that there is no practical way to store coins in it. This made me wonder: Is there a currency in which no coins are actively used (so ...
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Do US banks exchange info with countries abroad?

Are US-based bank accounts (with BoA for example) for EU citizens somehow being reported back to EU? Sort of a complex question, but the background info is the following - I lived 1 month in the USA ...
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How to do an international money transfer of a large sum of money to the U.S.?

I may need to transfer a substantial sum of money (worth more than 10K in US dollars) from Israel to US. With this, I have these questions questions: I know IRS is notified on any large transfers. ...
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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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Must banks in both countries be open for business in order for send a SWIFT/ international money wire?

If Bank A resides in a country where banks are open for business and Bank B resides in a country where it is either a weekend or a holiday, could Bank A still initiate a SWIFT transaction to send ...
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How can I cash out a check internationally?

I have a prize check in my name at my old university based in the US. I have now shifted to another country and was wondering, what would be the best way to cash out the check? I know someone ...
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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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Should I convert all my money to local currency when I study abroad?

I'm just turning 21 so I really have no experience with currencies and banking systems. This is the first time I travel outside my mother country. I'm accepted in a postgraduate study program and I ...
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American citizens playing foreign sweepstakes

I've read here: http://www.fraudaid.com/scamspam/lottery/foreign_lottery_federal_statute.htm that it is illegal for U.S. citizens to play foreign lotteries (although many Americans play the Canadian ...
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W-8BEN? What's the tax from selling my software to a U.S. company, from abroad?

I am developing software program (I live and work outside of US - Europe, I don't have a company), and now have a client from US which wants to license my program (pay me money so he can use it). He ...
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Do we need to provide a TIN or ITIN in the W-8BEN form?

We are non-U.S. investors investing through an LLC into ventures. The ventures have operations in Brazil but some have Delaware holding companies. Do we need to provide a TIN or ITIN in the W-8BEN ...
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Do I need to pay tax on my unregistered online 'business'?

Let's say I have an online store. I sell things and receive revenue. It is profitable. Its server is somewhere in USA. I am currently in Germany. My customers are mostly in, say, Thailand. I have not ...
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Spending arrangements for a dependent student studying abroad

I live in the U.S., and my daughter will be starting college in England in the fall. She is financially dependent on us, has no credit history, and will not have a job while she's in college. We'll be ...
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How should I keep track of my financial assets across borders and currencies?

I'm an expat and am curious: Is there any better way out there to manage my various assets in differing currencies across borders and markets? Currently, I just use a spreadsheet, but it is becoming ...
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Had employee options in a company that has been sold to another foreign company. What happens?

One of my parents had employee options in a company that was based in the US. Recently however, that US company had been sold off to a German company (now based in Germany). Question is, what ...
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American taxes if living outside the US and get paid by US company on a US bank account

I live outside the States, I'm not American and I'm going to be paid by an American company on my personal American bank account: it's headed to me, as a physical person. I'm obviously going to pay ...
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Ways to ship a package worldwide and get paid by the receiver on delivery?

I want to sell and ship some products that are expensive. Is there any way to post a product and get the money from the receiver at delivery? My service needs to be available in Georgia, Armenia, ...
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How do I avoid paying income taxes on the sale of my business abroad?

I'm a US resident (not citizen) with a successful website abroad (where I am citizen, but no resident) selling services. The earnings are collected by a befriended company in that country abroad. Once ...
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How do I get into investing?

This might seem like a silly question, but I have a few things that make this quite difficult for me. I do not live in my home country and the market here is not a market I would like to be ...
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What to do with documents from a closed bank account?

Is there any danger in throwing away bank documents including personal information from a bank I no longer have an account with? To be more specific, I am moving from the UK to the US and have in my ...
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Where can I get current data on US equity/bond markets as a share of the global markets?

I would like to periodically rebalance my asset allocation to match the world market capitalization for domestic vs. international holdings. Rick Ferri's "All About Asset Allocation" book has a pie ...