Transferring money electronically between accounts.

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What risks are there acting as a broker between PayPal and electronic bank transfers?

I have a company offering a position as a transaction representative, they're located in Poland and say they can't take direct payments or use Paypal due to "money amount limits" on Paypal there. ...
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Why is transferring money online to someone else's bank account so difficult in the U.S.?

I used to live in a poor, third world country (India) where I freely transferred money between my bank account (a savings account) to accounts held by my friends in different banks, and different ...
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Why is there a limit of 6 ACH transfers out of savings accounts (per month)?

I recently discovered this limit the hard way, after being charged a fee for each transfer over the limit. With online banking becoming so prevalent, this is a huge inconvenience as it prevents people ...
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Why don't banks allow more control over credit/debit card charges?

Why don't most banks have a system where, when you charge something on your credit or debit card, you then have to log into the bank and approve the transfer of funds? Alternatively, why don't they ...
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What are cheap ways to accept small amounts of money (micropayments) on my web site?

I need to receive money from users from my webpage. They will only pay very small amounts, i.e. $1 max, but the total will probably go up to $10,000.00. What is the best way to receive this money ...
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Money sent to loan account after it has been paid off and closed

For the last few months I have been paying off a loan via automatic payments from my current account that transfer over automatically each month. The loan got paid off and the bank closed the account. ...
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Is transferring money in multiple small transactions dangerous?

I've got a transfer limit of 1k on my account at a bank. At one point in time, I wanted to transfer a larger sum (upper 4 digit range) from this account to another account at a different bank. To work ...
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Does that mean I'm fooling the US gov?

I'm a foreign student studying in the US. Soon, I'm a launching a website where an American ad agency will handle posting the ads on it from American advertisers and the revenues are supposed to go to ...
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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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How can my friend send $3K to me without using Paypal?

My friend is a paraplegic. He can't go to the bank and wire the money. He used to send money from our partnership via paypal. Now I am banned from paypal. What's the alternative? Google checkout? I ...
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How does a big lottery winner cash his huge check risk-free?

You've just won $20 million in the lottery. Until you figure out what do do with the cash, you want to move it to the safest place you know: US Treasury account(s). But the lottery (per the ...
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When do I need to transfer money to the owner when buying a used car? Used car transaction paperwork and details

I am looking to buy a used car from an owner in Arkansas, and I am very nervous. How does this transaction happen step by step? I met with the car owner, tested the car, took it to a mechanic, ordered ...
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Receiving money from friend: PayPal?

I made some hotel + travel arrangements through the Net, and a friend needs to pay me back. We both have PayPal accounts, but I've never used it to receive money. So far, I only used PayPal to send ...
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Why doesn't Bank of America or Wells Fargo have free ACH push or pull funds transfer?

Using my credit union's account I can do free ACH push or pull from both of my Bank of America or Wells Fargo checking accounts. However, I was wondering why doesn't Bank of America or Wells Fargo ...
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What is the best way of transferring money from American to Canadian bank?

I am a Canadian that will be working in US for some time. I will still have Canadian bills to pay, so I would need to regularly transfer US dollars from some US bank to my Canadian bank account in $...
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Best way to transfer abroad loan amount to Indian parents Savings Account

Can you pls advise: I am working in Dubai, and applied for a loan of 25Lakhs, I would like to use this funds to repay my personal loan (to relatives) and want to buy a land with left out money. I have ...
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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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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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I Lost $1000+ on EntroPay - How should I best pursue getting my money back?

I wanted to buy a laptop from Lenovo shop, but it turned out they were not accepting my card, so I went on to the EntroPay. This website, as it mentions, provides Virtual Credit Cards for online ...
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What information do I give to my customers so they can pay me with PayPal?

If my customer want to pay me for their trip via PayPal, what do they have to know about my PayPal account? I already share my bank account in Thailand with PayPal.
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How does a bank transfer money to another bank?

In a fiat currency if I do an electronic transfer for US$200,000 from say a Bank of America current account to Citibank how do the banks account for/handle the transfer? Are we just relying on trust ...
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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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What is the usual delay for a SEPA transaction?

I wired some money from France to someone having an account in Germany, using a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) My bank acknowledged the transfer, and the person is telling me his didn't. He is ...
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Money transfer via western union

I met someone online three weeks ago. Supposedly an electrical engineer from Miami. Went to Lagos for one week to do an electrical job. Now is in Dubai to sign contract on another electrical job. ...
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Transfer large amount of money from one Wells Fargo account to another

I'm helping my fiance pay off her student loans. We both have Wells Fargo accounts. What is the quickest and cheapest way to transfer a large amount, say $20K or more, to her account? I'd prefer to ...
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Sending money from Canada to the US

I want to transfer money to an American bank account, but I am in Canada. What is the cheapest way to do so? MetaFilter has: USPS mail order - $700 limit, $4 charge Vanilla wire transfer (My bank ...
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Tax implications in India for sending money to India from US

I am planning to transfer around $8K-10K in my parent's bank account(Joint bank a/c) in India . I have read a lot of posts(like Will I have to pay taxes in India when I transfer money from a US bank ...
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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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Money transfer to the U.K

Has anyone used a peer-to-peer option for sending money abroad? I pay a mortgage in the U.K. and am looking at the likes of CurrencyFair or Transferwise to exchange my Euro. Are there any hidden ...
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Is this follow-up after a car crash a potential scam?

A few nights ago I had an accident with another car. I hit their bumper bar, put about a tennis ball size dent. No damage was done to my car. I didn't tell them that I had insurance. Just putting ...
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Do I have to pay the Internal Revenue Service in West Africa in order to transfer a government check from West Africa to a US bank account?

If you have a government check from West Africa and want to transfer the money to a United States bank, do you have to pay the Internal Revenue Service in West Africa before you can transfer you money ...
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What is the best way to transfer money between banks? [US]

So this question is mainly directed to the day to day transactions between accounts of different banks. More specifically I would like to know what (if any) 3rd party you use such as (pay-pal) to ...
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Is it safe to accept money in the mail?

I currently run a website that sells site currency users can purchase with PayPal. The currency they purchase is for on-site items and not physical goods. However, I've had some users request a way to ...
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Transferring 10K+ from one bank to another bank domestically

I would like to transfer some money from my checking account at Bank of America to my savings account at Wells Fargo. The $ amount exceeds 20K. I wonder if this will be a problem in terms of IRS. ...
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Bank transfer not allowed for “cash account”

I've recently reloacated to UK and opened a bank account to deposit my paychecks. As I didn't have a credit history, the bank allowed me to open a (what they call) "cash account". Now, given that I ...
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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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Recurring Electronic Personal Payment Service?

Is there a service available that allows automated recurring payments for personal transactions? I have used paypal for one time transfers to friends, but would like to be able to set up a weekly or ...
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Common practice of holding payment funds on checking account?

I was about to make a payment the other day to an new loan account and was going to authorize a direct bank account transfer. There was a notice that the company would perform the charge twice on the ...
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Is there a U.K. prepaid card having SWIFT, BIC, or IBAN codes, for money transfer? [closed]

I'm located in the U.K. Does anyone know if pre-paid cards here, such as Visa prepaid cards, have a SWIFT or BIC or IBAN code, because they are not really a current account? For example, for the ...
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Sister-in-law sold property in another country and wants to send a large amount of money to me

My sister-in-law and her husband currently live in northern Iraq. Due to the current dangers in that country and the fact that they're Christian, they are finding it more and more difficult to live ...
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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 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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Transferring money from the Philippines to the USA?

I would like to bring in $150,000 from my bank in the Philippines to another bank here in the US. This money is from a lot I sold which was given to me (under my name) by my dad who has already passed ...
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Do IBANs have error correction built in?

I recently became the bursar of my sports club. My most frequent duty is to make payments. I get a bill, usually on a piece of paper, log in into our bank's online banking interface, and make a SEPA ...
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What are some options for sending and receiving money electronically?

I occasionally sell items via Kijiji and Craigslist in Canada, and while cash is convenient sometimes it's easier to do electronic transfers, or even have the ability to accept credit card in person. ...
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Deposit money to credit card

Let's say I know a credit card number and the card doesn't belong to me, can I deposit money on that credit card? The receiver will not object getting extra money. But is this possible and how you do ...
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What is the best way to save money from inflation and currency devaluation?

I live in one of the poorest and corrupt countries in Asia. The government is incompetent and laws only apply to the poor. The economy is shrinking and currency is going through constant devaluation ...
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Is it possible to transfer some money from my visa card to my amazon account to buy with them later?

I have few dollars in my visa card and it will expire soon, Is it possible to transfer these dollars to my amazon account and save them there to be able to buy with them later from amazon?
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How can I set up a recurring payment to an individual (avoiding fees)?

What methods are there for me to transfer X dollars per month, directly to another individual's bank account? I'd rather avoid sending a check every month and the attendant hassle when a check goes ...
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Is it acceptable to receive payment from U.S. in Indian saving bank account via PayPal?

I'm working as a MyCommerce - RegNow affiliate. I promote software/desktop utilities of various software vendors associated with MyCommerce and they pay me some commission for each sale. MyCommerce ...