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Questions tagged [bank-account]

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I specified the bank's IBAN instead of my account's IBAN [duplicate]

A friend of mine sent me a sum of some 300 EUR (from Iceland to Croatia) but mistakenly used the IBAN of my bank and not my bank account. He included my full name and bank's SWIFT code. What is the ...
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Can I Report The Recipient of an ACH Transfer?

I made an ACH transfer through a business account. I willingly transferred the money. Later on, I discovered that they were a scam. I had to hold liability for the money I transferred. But, the ...
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Brexit-resistant banking [closed]

As someone who is increasingly concerned about the possible outcomes of No Deal Brexit, I would like to ensure that I have some access to funds and banking services outside the EU that's as convenient ...
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How to store foreign currency? [closed]

I've some foreign currencies (CHF, USD) and I'm currently storing them on my Revolut account. I don't want to store so much money in a single account/company. I don't want to change them to GBP or any ...
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Is it a normal practice to ask to return credit card when closing a bank account?

I have closed my bank account and the bank seems to have deliberatelly punished me for not returning the credit card to them. I would like to argue my case with them, but first I would like to know if ...
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Storing Money Without a Bank [closed]

One way to store money without a bank account, could simply be keeping it in banknotes, however that's not very safe. So is there another way to store digital money that is not a bank account? ...
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Filing a tax return due to US bank interest for non-US persons

Does the mere ownership of a US bank account that earns some interest require a non US person (say, based in Europe, EU in particular) to file a US tax return? Are there any other reporting ...
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How Do I Get Citibank To Give Me My Money?

I was banking with Citibank online back in August. I was a good customer. I never went in the negative and I was very nice to all employees. I have my own business and I receive at least 7 to 10 ...
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How to properly document owner investment into business

Say you have a new business and want to invest your personal income into the business to start. Say you initially just invest $25 to satisfy the bank's requirement for a new account, and say you ...
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I still have my German bank account, but I'm not residing within the EU anymore. Can I use it to receive EU income?

I lived in Germany for 2 years (up until earlier this year) and used my Comdirect bank account to receive my salary while I was working there. Fast-forward and I leave my job and return to my home ...
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Issue with Debit Card Payment But My Bank Says There's No Problem

I have had some curious but unpleasant experience with my debit card and want to know if someone's familiar with the problem. Basically, I got my VISA debit card from the UAE but lives in the US at ...
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Is a bank account or branch manager able to give higher interest rates on CDs to preferred clients? [duplicate]

Can an account manager or branch manager of your bank give you higher interest rates on savings or CDs (Certificates of Deposit) if you are a preferred client? For instance, if a long time client who ...
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What is considered “operating in Illinois” in regards to having an LLC?

Company: We formed a LLC in Delaware as a 50/50 partnership. We have an agent in Delaware, EIN, Operating Agreement, Articles of Organization. Our company will operate over the internet as a ...
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Why are banks sharing connection/synchronisation mechanisms?

I noticed that my banks (at least in France) start to offer the ability to consolidate accounts from other banks (in order to have a unified view of all belongings). This is not done though a public, ...
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Maintaining US account as EU citizen abroad

I'm an EU citizen. I've had a US bank account for the time I did my PhD, but after the program I've moved back to Europe. I have the option of keeping the account open, by keeping $2000 in the account ...
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Is a savings account that earns 0% interest tax-free?

If I can find a savings account that doesn't earn interest and doesn't come with any sort of bonus, will my savings be tax-free?
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What does “Re-registration pending” status means in bank for ECS?

Recently i have provided my BOB account details for LIC ECS. After banking process i got one message from bank site like : policy no xxxxxxx with amt xxx.xx registered for ECS. debit date ...
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Are US citizens required to have a US bank account to receive Social Security while living abroad?

My daughter and I are US citizens and we reside in Moscow, RF. My former wife and the mother of my daughter died recently. She was a US citizen and was living in the USA. Due to her mother's loss, my ...
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We don't want to see your bank card, just tell me your name

My credit union recently did what it calls a major upgrade of its systems; as a typical apathetic consumer I haven't looked into what that means. Here is the most conspicuous change (other than the ...
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No provision for beneficiary at HSBC

Background: My wife and I live in California (if that matters) and have a living trust. My wife and I recently opened an online savings account at HSBC. APY is 2.01 which was the motivation. HSBC ...
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Business Bank Account vs Personal Bank Account

What is the best practice when opening up a business bank account for a business that I anticipate to be worth more than $250,000. Does the FDIC insure amounts more than this for business accounts? Or ...
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Opening a bank account to invest in the stock market [closed]

I would like to start swing trading. I am 18 and I was wondering what type of bank account do I need to start doing this? I have never had a bank account. Do I need a regular checking account or ...
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Username/password change, can I be scammed later?

I gave my bank account log in and username along with security answers to someone. If I changed my username and password as well as my security questions, could I still be scammed later on?
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How important is future big purchases (house) when setting up guaranteed investment accounts?

I moved out of my parents's house a couple weeks ago. I moved into an apartment in a big city and I am not sure yet if I will like it here or not. I have no idea when I'll switch to a house and if ...
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I was wondering of this is a scam [duplicate]

A woman told me she is going to put money in my account and wants my login username and password. Is this real or should I say no?
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Umlaut Character in Account Holder Name (German Bank)

I sent a payment through international bank transfer to Germany. But, the account holder name has special characters like ö, ä, ü, and etc. In my case, it's ü. Is there any other words that are ...
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is it possible make initial deposit for opening a new bank account from a friend's bank account in USA? [closed]

I have my friend's account number and routing number. When I'm opening a new checking account can I use his bank account to make initial deposit into my new account? I know there is verification that ...
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Reactivate a dormant account with Bank of America as a nonresident

I am a French Citizen, I opened an account with Bank of America in 2009 that I used every year during my vacations, but I have not been to the US for 5 years so the account seems to be dormant. I ...
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what am I missing - why do I need to have accounts with “conventional” retail banks (in US) in 2018?

Chase, Citi, BoA and Wells Fargo are in my book the "conventional" retail banks. In 2018, they offer close-to-zero interests in most of their accounts and only offer managed investment accounts. In ...
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What is the equivalent of a nominee system in US banks?

If I want to ensure that my bank account funds are transferred to my parents, who live in India, (I would assume through some legal proceedings) in my absence, is there any method to nominate them ...
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linking external bank accounts to other banks

A well known bank in my area mentions you can link external bank accounts and superannuation funds to your one bank account so you can conveniently see all your funds and net worth in one place, but ...
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Why is a transfer from an account to another not done instantly when it's not the same bank?

I own accounts at two different Romanian banks. When I transfer money to another account at the same bank, the money is transferred immediately. However, when I transfer money to an account at a ...
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Spent money from unexpected deposit. Do I have to pay this back?

A check was deposited into my account of 2,500$ I didn’t think anything of it and I used the funds now they’re forcing me to pay it back. My name was forged. I was told, the bank it came from had 5 ...
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Who loses money stolen and laundered via an app platform (Steam)?

Imagine a scenario like: 1. Hacker steals credit card info. 2. He uses stolen card to buy virtual assets on Steam. 3. He sells these virtual assets to other unsuspecting players in exchange for ...
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In the UK is it illegal for banks to open current accounts for non-residents/tourists?

To phrase it another way, if a Singaporean tourist walks into a MetroBank or HSBC branch in London, would the bank be allowed by the FCA to open a current account (at the branch managers discretion ...
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Can an IBAN be reallocated to someone?

I wanted to wire some money to my parents today and was not sure about the IBAN number (it may have changed in the meantime via a reorganization of their accounts or a bank change). This made me ...
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Resident vs Non-resident alien in the United States

I have been in the United States since August 2015 in an F1 visa. I was away from January 2018 to May 2018 in Denmark for study abroad. I do have a SSN as well. I wanted to open a savings account in ...
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Negative balance effect credit score

I have an saving account in Oriental Bank. I am not using this account for last 1.5 year. Currently the balance is negative. I am staying in Bihar since last two year. It is not possible to go ...
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18 years old and unsure how many bank accounts to create and what types

this is my first question so I apologize if I don't provide enough information or my description seems vague. I'm 18 and live in the Midwest of the US. My parents helped me set up a bank account last ...
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Can a withdrawal on another party's bank account succeed if that account is insufficiently funded or is closed?

Suppose Party A attempts to withdraw some money from Bank Account X belonging to Party B. Bank Account X is either closed or has insufficient funds, but Party B also owns the well-funded Bank Account ...
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How do I avoid excessive fees when I get paid in CHF and need EUR?

I live in Germany and will soon receive monthly payments in CHF. How can I best transfer this money to my local bank account (EUR)? My local bank charges 20 € per conversion and uses an unfavorable ...
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Preventing inactive Chase bank accounts

I had recently opened a Chase savings account and a checking account. I planned on using my checking account as a direct deposit. Would automating transfers from checking to savings prevent my savings ...
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Open accounts for a purpose without full ownership

There are several types of accounts that I would like to pay into and never payout from until a certain need arises, however I am not sure I have the discipline to not tap into them in-case of ...
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Foreign bank account Information shared under CRS

For the CRS(Common Reporting Standard), according to the wikipedia page, the following information is exchanged automatically between nations: a) Name, address, Taxpayer Identification Number and ...
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What are the currency rules when lending money to a friend?

Let's assume Alice lends 5000 EUR to Bob for three months (because that's what Bob asked for). But Alice's bank account is in USD. So, on 1st of January 2018, Alice looks at the exchange rate of EUR/...
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Is money in a European bank current account guaranteed by the state? Which state/fund guarantees?

I have a sum of money in a European bank, and I prefer to have it in a current account for two reasons. One, I don't know how much over the coming year I will need to spend without notice and two, the ...
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What personal data can a US bank legitimately request when I want to open a checking account?

I am trying to open a bank checking account online in the US. I have provided my US driver's license number and Social Security number. I have provided evidence that I have access to another bank ...
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Can I cash a cheque at Bank of Austria without having an account there?

I will receive a cheque (from an Austrian company) during my stay in Austria (in the near future). Can I cash it (in Euro) at Bank of Austria without having an open account there?
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Lost check made out to a school organization

Today I lost a sizeable check made out to a school club. What should I do? Can anyone who finds this check use my acct number to withdraw funds? Currently, the check has not gone through or been ...
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Bank's Reporting Responsibilities on Closing Accounts

Is a bank required under law to report the bank's closing of your account to ChexSystems or any credit reporting agency