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1answer
109 views

Transferring money between two banks

Why does it take so many days to transfer money between two banks in the US. I have accounts with two different banks in the USA, and whenever I transfer money online between those two banks, it takes ...
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1answer
193 views

What should I be wary of when opening a savings account?

I'm looking to open a savings account (probably online) but I want to make sure I avoid any pitfalls. After looking at Bankrate.com I put toegether a bit of a list, but is there anything else I should ...
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2answers
575 views

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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3answers
223 views

Do any banks issue one-per-vendor credit card aliases / unique numbers?

It seems that compromised credit card numbers have become a cost of banking--often through no fault of the bank or the consumer. But getting a new credit card number is a real pain in the neck--you ...
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5answers
2k views

Joint bank account - is this normal?

I've recently opened a joint bank account with my fiancee. And yet, everything seems to be in his name, with me tacked on as an afterthought. Is this the normal way of doing things? If I were to move ...
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3answers
172 views

Online savings or money market account with a guaranteed rate?

I'm planning to move my rainy-day fund into an online savings or money market account in the near future. For a couple of months, I've been keeping an eye on rates and recommended accounts at sites ...
4
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1answer
152 views

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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2answers
164 views

What do I do with the paper check when I make a deposit over the Internet

Just opened an account at a credit union that allows me to make deposits over the Internet with my scanner and a Java app. I assume I need to keep the actual check for at least until the money shows ...
4
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2answers
356 views

What banks work best with accounts in multiple states?

Many years ago I opened my first account at Citibank thinking it's a "global" bank and I can use it for years. Since then i moved many times and eventually to a different state. As I found out to my ...
2
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1answer
114 views

U.S. banks with their own financial aggregator online tool?

What banks in the U.S. have their own financial aggregator? I know two banks in Canada have them: RBC’s myFinanceTracker and BMO’s MoneyLogic. I don't expect a better product than Mint.com, but at ...
4
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1answer
94 views

What are the some banks for businesses looking to handle *everything* online?

My business works with contractors and customers around the world and I have plans for long-term travel for myself. The small local bank I'm currently with doesn't seem like a good fit for my company. ...
4
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3answers
115 views

Which bank(s) allow you to open AND close CDs online?

Most banks allow you to transfer money into a Certificate of Deposit (CD) using their website. However, once you open a CD you usually have to call to close or otherwise modify the CD account when it ...
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5answers
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Is there such a thing as a deposit-only bank account?

My employer wants me to give my routing-numbers, social-security numbers, and basically everything else required to take money out of my account, to several third-party direct-deposit websites (one ...
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5answers
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What U.S. banks offer two-factor authentication (such as password & token) for online banking?

Do you know of any US banks that allow you to have two-factor authentication (i.e. password and token) for your online account? Paypal does that, but it's not really a bank. For some reason banks seem ...
5
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4answers
226 views

Advice on selecting a bank in the US

I'm moving to the US soon so I need to choose a bank to open accounts with. Does anyone have any advice on which banks or credit unions are good or particularly bad? For the purposes of this ...
9
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4answers
379 views

Remote Deposit a check (By scanning) for non-business users?

Does anybody have a first hand experience with scanning a check and posting it (either by email or a bank web interface) and willing to comment about the experience ? What Banks in the US support ...
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8answers
900 views

Is ING Direct Orange Savings a decent online savings account?

I'm looking for a good savings account that's 100% online and provides a good interest rate. I saw ING Direct (http://home.ingdirect.com/products/products.asp?s=OrangeSavingsAccount) and it this ...
5
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2answers
241 views

Is there any site to compare the security of (online) banking services?

I work in the computer industry, and I know a few things about security, like the fact that those "security questions" that you're asked for are pretty much completely bogus and not useful as ...
9
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2answers
311 views

Bank of the Sierra: Are they legit? How can the checking interest APY be so high?

As of February 8th, 2009, Bank Of The Sierra offers a free checking account which earns a 4.09% APY. It looks like the catch is that you pretty much have to use them as your main bank. You need to ...
8
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3answers
771 views

Which bank (checking & savings) offers the best interest rates, lowest fees, and is FDIC insured?

We currently use ING for our banking and like a lot of its amenities, but their rates (as most banks, I'm sure) keep going down, down, down. The current savings rate is 1.25% APY and checking rate is ...