a mechanism to electronically transfer funds from one account to another account. Generally used to cross-border transfer, i.e. moving money between accounts located in 2 different countries.

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2016, USA banks with low/no fee for incoming OVERSEAS USD wire transfers? [closed]

Regarding incoming wire transfers (i.e., SWIFT transfers) from overseas (this question has no connection to internal USA transfers of any kind) denominated in USD (this question has no connection to ...
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Which is better for USD payment for Indians : Wire Transfer or Cheque?

I am about receive some reimbursement of ~1000 US dollars. I live in India, whose currency is INR. I have the option to receive the money in form or cheque or wire-transfer. Which of the two mode of ...
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Postbank (Germany) - transferring money to the US - what are the best options?

The German 'Postbank' offers money transfers to the US on their website. Has anyone experience with that? My question are for the cheapest and fastest way (of course); namely: should I pick '...
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What is the maximum amount of money I can send internationally? Do I have to pay tax?

After successfully finishing my degree in the US, I am ready to return to my home country. So I have to think about transferring my money in my US bank account to my account in my country. I know ...
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Safe and cheap way to send money from Canada to South America [closed]

Does anyone knows how to send money from Canada to a country in South America in a safe and cheap way? In the past I transfered from my bank account here in Canada to a South American bank account ...
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Can I receive USD 1500 from a cousin in USA to my account in India

Please let me know if I can receive USD 1500 from a cousin from USA to my savings account in India.
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A relative of mine lives in Burma and I want to send him a monthly allowance [closed]

My relative lives in Burma and obviously doesn't have an American bank account, which means no PayPal. Currently, I have to do a western union, but the fees are a big percentage of what I'm sending ...
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Wire Transfer Instead of Credit Card Payment

I recently wanted to buy a product from a vendor in the UK, but then noticed that they only accept cash or wire transfers for orders from the US. I'm not sure if the vendor is reputable. I was curious ...
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I am Swiss and have a bank account in USA that is blocked. How can I identify myself without travelling to USA?

I'm Swiss and worked 4 months in the USA. So I opened a bank account at Chase Bank. Due to bad exchange rate I decided to keep the money at the Chase bank account. This was 3 years ago. I decieded ...
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Which bank is responsible if a fraudulent check is spent: the victim's, the scammers or the one on the check?

I was recently scammed by someone claiming to be from a work-from-home company. She sent me a check that I was supposed to use to pay the "vendor" for my work supplies. I deposited the check and once ...
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Solution for sending international wires to international business customers on a monthly basis? [closed]

First part of my question is: How do US online booking agencies send money to thousands of hotels worldwide on a monthly basis when outgoing international wire transfers cost about $40 per transfer? ...
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Where should I exchange INR to USD, in India or US?

I am Indian, permanent resident of the US. Years ago, I had loaned some money to my father in India and he now wants to pay it back to me. The amount is worth $300,000 and I am thinking of the best ...
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Money transfer to US from NRE account

I am planning to transfer money > 100k from my NRE account to my US checking account. The money in NRE account was transferred from USA account couple of years back. I am already paying tax in US ...
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My payment has been voided by the merchants but money wont show up on my credit card

I ordered something from the internet and payed thru credit card. But my order has been canceled and they promised to refund me the payment I made. They say the have only authorized the payment but ...
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Card to card transactions

I have seen that some companies can send you money to your credit card. What type of transaction is it? I guess it is not wire transfer. And can this be achieved from your local bank? ( I live in ...
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How long do wire transfers take?

I have a client in Ireland. She deposited the money on a Thursday afternoon. We are on Monday today and the ammount has not been credited to my account. How long do these transfers take? I am a ...
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Online service to send a wire transfer in euros from Maldives

I have to send around 3000 euros for a study programme in europe. Right now, it's very difficult to get euros in Maldives but I have the equivalent value in US dollars. What would be the best way to ...
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How do I understand this wire instruction?

Choicebank requires all money to go to an intermediary bank http://www.choicebankltd.com/file/2015/09/Wire-Instructions-NCB-09032015.pdf Their instruction is VERY CONFUSING What is field 56a field ...
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How can I make a wire transfer as a credit card purchase?

I try to use a credit card for everything, to improve my credit score (as I moved to the US only last year). However, my landlord only accepts wire transfers. I know I can get money off my card and ...
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Wire transfer incomplete

My aunt transferred $10,000USD from a bank in Romania to her USD account in Canada. However, after the transfer was completed, only $9,600 showed up in her account! She checked with both banks ...
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Tracking the status of payment

Is it possible to track the true status of a payment right through to crediting the beneficiary account? If i send a wire payment form my bank account to a beneficiary account at another bank, is it ...
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e-banking from oversea bank to the UK bank & IBAN code

I have paid my tuition fees with e-banking from my country to the UK. And I've filled in SWIFT code and the addressee’s name, address, and UK account number instead of IBAN code. This will be ...
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How does one transfer funds between a French bank account and a US bank account?

Say Person 1 has a French bank account, and Person 2 has a U.S. bank account. Person 1 wants to send funds to Person 2. Person 1 can add a new person to their list of beneficiaries, but the French ...
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Are there any US banks that allow you to make an international wire transfer online? [closed]

I am an expat and right now I have to get someone to physically go to the bank to make the transfer for me each time. It seems a bit ridiculous in this day and age of high tech and is a royal pain. ...
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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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Best way to transfer funds to US from a foreign country

I'm based in Singapore and I need to transfer about $60K to an US account. Since my account is denominated in foreign currency, currency conversion will be involved. I know it can be done through ...
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Gifted money invested without tax?

If I gift $10k to my parents (parents are indian citizens, so am I) in India, and they use it to invest. Will that investment be taxed in USA? Taxed in india if kept long term? Is this a tax loop-hole ...
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FBAR needed if I wire transfer in installments?

Lets say I want to send $24000 to my parents account in India from USA. I will first transfer in NRE account. Then move money from NRE into my parents account. If I send $8000 to NRE, move it into ...
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Filing FBAR if I wire transfer to my parents Account?

Do I need to file FBAR if I send $25000 to my fathers account in India?
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Multiple serious delays wiring money to the US from Singapore

I have encountered a number of difficulties wiring money to a relative studying in the US. I have used DBS Singapore, POSB and Maybank Singapore to wire money, but have encountered multiple delays ...
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Offshore Bank account with Online International Wire-transfer facility for Indians

I am freelancer having Indian nationality and residing in India. I own and operate Sub-Affiliate program of US based company. I have Bank accounts in India which operates in INR (Indian Currency). ...
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How much maximum money can transfer on regular base from USA to India?

I have 3 questions to avoid IRS penalty- I am on employment based visa in USA and want to send dollars from USA to India from my savings (after paying Tax). How much maximum dollars I can send in a ...
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How to transfer funds online from a Canadian CIBC account to RBC instantly?

I thought Interac transfer is instant but my mom wants to send me money from her CIBC account but she said it takes 2-3 business days? What method can be used to transfer from a CIBC checking to a ...
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International wire transfer without SWIFT code

My credit union (ENT FCU) claims no SWIFT code is required to receive funds with international wire transfer, just their routing number... I am not an expert but I thought SWIFT code is required for ...
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Do I need to file reports when transferring money to US?

I have saving account in the country of my citizenship. After moving to US and get permanent residency, I want to transfer money (> 10,000, after-taxed, not business or gift) from my saving account to ...
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What is the meaning of “advice confirms” in a bank statement?

I got some money transferred from a company in the USA to my UK bank (HSBC) account and I found that it is listed as "advice confirms" in the bank statement record online. What does this mean?
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Sending money to Russia for family back home

I have a family member that needs a medical operation back home in Russia, the total cost of which is 30k. I have heard that I can give 10k as a gift in cash for my aunt to take on the plane. For ...
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Why are checks preferred to wire transfers in the US? [duplicate]

When moving to the US from Switzerland, I have been surprised by the difference in banking systems. One point that interests me particularly is the use of checks vs wire transfers. In Switzerland, ...
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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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Transfer money from foreign account to Indian bank account?

I wanted to know if it is advisable to transfer money from USA based accounts to an NRE or NRO account in India? Are any of them liable to tax in India or USA ? I am planning to use western union. ...
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What does it mean: 'Bank fees are a write off'?

...quite willing and ready to pay by paypal or by direct wire to a bank. Paypal just takes time getting used to your financial transactions, and as for banks, bank fees are a write off. I ...
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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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Money transfer from US to Israel

My boyfriend from Israel was planning on moving to the states to live with me. He brought about $10,000 here last time he came. He is now back in Israel and we decided he was not going to move here. ...
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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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Is it possible to transfer money from UK bank account to Egypt bank account?

I am working currently in UK and my HSBC uk bank told me that it is not possible to transfer from/to egypt any money, so is that really true? and what other ways I can do so?
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How to receive dividend in INDIA

I have shares of City Union bank for more than a year. I have my trading account with HDFC Securities linked with my HDFC bank account. City union bank has announced dividend and I have not received ...
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Should I pay rent electronically?

I'm renting an apartment from an individual. The landlord and I discussed the possibility of paying rent electronically. My bank (BofA) has some kind of electronic payment option where I'd enter the ...
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What information do you need to provide for a domestic wire transfer?

I need to provide details to receive a domestic wire transfer to my US-based bank from another US-based bank. What details do I need to provide? This Yahoo! Answers questions suggests that the ...
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How different are exchange rates for major banks on a given day?

I'm based in the U.S., and have an overseas client that pays me via wire transfer. I understand that the incoming exchange rate used by a bank will always be lower than the rate quoted on Google, but ...
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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 ...