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Questions tagged [bank-account]

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German Nationality, working for US company but living in Germany

I studied in the USA for 4 years and started working as a Software engineer in the USA. Now I was wondering if I could work full time remote from Germany for the same US company. After some research ...
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Bank account security

It is pretty common in the United States that employers direct deposit paychecks into bank accounts which require they have your routing and account number. Is there a mechanism that prevents the ...
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Retailer charged different amount on my card

A little bit of context: I did some online shopping. I added some items in the basket for total amount of 770 and payed online with my card. the 770 value transaction was status "pending" on my bank ...
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What does “on non-bad debt and open balance accounts” mean here?

This sentence is from a policy of an organization I found on a leaflet. Can anybody please explain or paraphrase it for me? "on...debt" and "open balance accounts" are confusing me. "If the patient ...
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Israeli bank account statement terminology

I have an account with Bank Leumi in Israel. Said bank provides me with account statements that look like this: Date Description ReferenceNumber Debit 01/03/19 DIRECT TRANS 1FEE 1 1.65 01/03/19 MIN ...
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Car payment getting paid but not taken out of bank account

I notice that my car payment hasn’t been taken out and, and saw that someone or something took out $33 from my savings. This meant I didn’t have the funds to pay my car payment anymore. Then saw ...
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Am I being Scammed [duplicate]

I met this one sugar daddy today and he is trying to access my Bank account with asking my passwords and everything. Then I checked where I met him from (Instagram) and I’m already blocked before Even ...
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What is a nominee in the jargon of opening a bank account?

I am opening a bank account for my company and in the registration form they ask about the director of the company, who is me. After setting my details, they ask if I am a nominee. What is that ...
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How to allow some other person to access my bank (or PayPal) account in some emergency?

I was thinking in a situation for example like an accident, resulting in a coma or something like that. Is it possible to allow someone else to manage our bank or PayPal accounts in that case?
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Free Money Payroll from Ghost Accounts [duplicate]

My friend said he knows this guy who will deposit money into my Chase bank account. The only requirements being that I have had the account for over 4 months and my balance is not negative. His name ...
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Do I need to live in Canada to have a bank account in Canada?

I live in the US. I am considering opening a bank account in Canada. Do I need to live in Canada to have a bank account in Canada? If so, am I required to file tax in Canada?
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Opening account for family in my name

Sibling of mine asked me to open an bank account for her in my name. She wants to fill it with her savings and use it on day-to-day basis with a debit card. I have a strong feeling this could ...
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Switching Bank Accounts Gain The Most Interest

I intend switching banks. Santander offers 1.5% interest on balances up to £20,000 but charges a £5 monthly fee. HSBC pays £150 for switching and also has a 1 year Regular Saver account paying 5% ...
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Give other entities access to only deposit funds in my account

I've had an account with OldBank, and recently opened an account with NewBank. In order to transfer money from OldBank to NewBank (both US banks), I could either give OldBank my NewBank login details (...
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Bank is not depositing my new account promotion bonus [closed]

I opened a bank account in response to a promotion in a big bank. Originally it was saying if I keep my money (50K) for 60 days, I get $600. The agent at the branch didn't say anything more. Then they ...
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Saving rate higher than the Fed rate: Too good to be true?

Recently I saw this Intrx company advertise a savings account with 2.91% APY on Facebook, and claim it would be FDIC insured up to 100M. They explain their business in the following: We are an ...
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Why does a gas station give a $.15 discount to link a bank account to member card?

I have a gas station nearby that offers a $.15 per gallon discount if you get a member card. A requirement of this card is a linked bank account. What do they gain from having a bank account linked to ...
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Splitting rental expenses between friends

I am moving in to a rented apartment in London with 2 other friends. Our contract is for 1 year, and we all intend to stay in the property for at least that long. We are trying to work out a good way ...
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Landsbankinn and OTP bank issue [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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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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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 ...