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Questions tagged [banking]

To be used for any generic banking question. If there is a product-specific question, specific tags like credit-card, savings etc. should be used. If there is an entity-specific question, descriptive tags like merchant, community, consumer, small-business should be used.

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Taking a loan with a low interest and putting it into a Savings deposit with High interest [duplicate]

Can I make money from taking out a loan from a country with a low interest rate (such as Switzerland, that has an interest rate for loans from 4.9%) and put it into a fixed savings deposit account in ...
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Did Bush take 401k money to fund Bank Bailouts in 2008? [closed]

Did Bush take 401k money to fund Bank Bailouts in 2008? I had some elderly people tell me that, trying to figure out if its fake news? This will help in my investment planning.
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What was the purpose of Abacus prosecution given no TARP recipients were prosecuted? [closed]

I recently watched the documentary on the US government's prosecution of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown in New York. They were prosecuted after the TARP bailouts for mortgage fraud for writing 17 ...
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Routing Number and Account Number

Why is my routing number showing up as a different bank then the one I bank with? When I enter my account and routing numbers, the bank shows up as Bank Y instead of my normal Bank X.
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How to safely destroy (a large quantity of) valid checks?

A while ago I had my bank issue me new checks due to a change of name (I got married). However I still have many hundreds of checks with the out of date info (they're an online bank and issue about ...
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My money transfer went to the wrong bank, what can I do to reverse it?

I have 2 different bank accounts with a bank and a credit union. A payment through seller was posted into the wrong account. What can I do to reverse the transaction?
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Mother abusing my finances

I'm in a bit of a predicament so I want to give some background. I'm a 17-year-old who has a bank account with my mother as an account holder given that as a minor I cannot legally enter into an ...
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Using credit/debit card details vs swiping a card in a payment (credit card) terminal

I was given by a seller an option to come to their office and swipe my credit/debit card there in their payment terminal. Because it's a long way to get to their office, I asked the seller if he ...
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Is this a scam or not a scam?

I received the below email. Is is a scam or not a scam? Attention: Mohamed Atef, May the peace of the Lord be with you. Yes He left an ATM/VISA CARD with me before he traveled out of the ...
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Am I allowed to accept payment to my US bank account, after leaving the US? (I was on F1 visa, I have no SSN)

Am I allowed to accept payment to my US bank account, after leaving the US? (I was on F1 visa, I have no SSN, I never worked in the US) I don't even know if I'm allowed to have a bank account after ...
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How can I deposit money from my account to a friend's account in another state? [closed]

Can I deposit money from my account to a friend's account who lives in another state?
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Are there any particular ways to use a secured credit card best? [duplicate]

I am using a secured credit card to build back my credit. Is there a particularly good way to do this? I know that a secured credit card will allow me to increase my credit score. But I'm not sure ...
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Is KYC information placed in a global database like bank accounts?

When I open a bank account or credit card, it is instantly accessible nationwide just like a credit report. What about opening an exchange account and filling out KYC information in the U.S. or ...
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received a check with me as a c/o, can I deposit it into my account?

I rented an apartment and unfortunately without any notice rental management changed and I received a check with the new rental management company and me as a c/o for the amount of my security deposit....
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Why would a bank suddenly start using a very old address for me?

I stumbled upon an infographic that reminded me of something strange that happened to me several years ago, possibly related to banking, law, and credit reporting. Apologies if this is not the right ...
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Transfer over $10k

I recently realized that most of my money is going into my checking account where it's just sitting there losing value due to inflation, etc. I want to open a savings account at a different bank (...
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Are online purchases reported to IRS or FinCen

I am an international student in US. if I buy products online using my debit card and my online purchases and wire transfer in (my family transfers me tuition from back home directly in my account and ...
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My bank got bought out, am I now going to have to start filing tax returns in a different state?

My bank just got bought by a bank in another state. Does this mean my interest earnings are going to get reported in that other state and potentially require me to file tax returns in the other state? ...
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Sum of quarterly reports is not equal to annual reports

I am trying to calculate a stock's worth and in doing so I am adding values of all the four quarters from quarterly reports but it is not equal to the value in the annual report. I am trying to ...
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Having issues transferring high dollar amount from thailand to us [closed]

Thailand Bank is telling us we need to get anti money laundering paperwork for 5% of what is in our account or we can boycott and pay the bank 2% of what is
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How can I convince my bank to accept deposits without my signature?

My credit union doesn't accept any check deposits without signature endorsement from the recipient. I have a joint savings account with my spouse. They do not accept checks made out to both me and my ...
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Withdrew £2800, but only £2000 shows as withdrawn on online banking; what are my obligations?

I just withdrew £2800 from the bank. Looking at my online banking, there is only a withdrawal of £2000 listed. The form I signed said the amount I asked for, and the teller weighed the cash out on the ...
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Multiple day ACH transfer - is there a day when neither bank is paying interest?

If I transfer money from my account at bank A to my account at bank B, using a free multi-day ACH transfer, is it common that I would not be paid daily interest for the balance while the transfer ...
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Transfer from NRE account to salary account

I am working in Kenya with an Indian company duly registered in Kenya as a branch. I am getting my salary from India in my salary account and I am also getting an overseas allowance from Kenya in ...
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Why would a bank refuse TARP bailout money during the financial crisis?

I will delete this question if it's not relevant. I came across this link on banks that refused bailout money from TARP during the financial crisis in 2009. I'm wondering why would a financial ...
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Can the CRA peek into the amount of a Canadian bank account forthwith?

I mean without any search warrants or court orders. I ask because for the 2018 tax year, my brother in Grade 12 earned a total income of $500 CAD from only interest. The bank issued a T5 statement ...
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Received a tax refund check after my business' checking account is closed and the entity's dissolved

I had an LLC and closed the LLC's checking account. Then the LLC was dissolved a few months back. A couple days ago, I found out that my business received a tax refund check two months ago, but I'm ...
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$100 divided by 3: What happens to the $0.01? [closed]

Frustrated with the current bookkeeping app I use, I've decided to start making my own with the intent to publish it. While I was on it, one thing that was immediately apparent is what happens to ...
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How Were the Scammers from North Korea able to Hack SWIFT CODES?

Sanctions-Hit North Korea Stole $13.5 Million From Cosmos Bank: Report North Korea was reportedly using cyberspace for undercover operations "to acquire funds through a variety of measures in order ...
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effective rate loan installment

Why is it that the effective rate is based on compounding and it is also paid only on the remaining loan balance in compounding interest we pay interest on interest? Can someone explain in to me? what ...
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Why don't banks process money transfers more often?

From what I've seen, most banks process money during night batches and once during the day around lunch time. Some resources I found say that during the day most banks process transactions at 10:30, ...
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How do scammers retract money, while you can’t?

I see a lot of question about scams with the same premises: Someone puts money in your account. You send money somewhere. They take their money back, while you lost your money. I don't know a whole ...
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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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Is storing money in a bank the best way to utilise your savings?

Over the past few years, the rate of inflation in my country has outpaced the interest on my savings account, meaning that I have been losing money as its value has dropped faster than its quantity ...
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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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Who Guarantees What in the 'Current Account Switching Guarantee"?

Someone I know recently used the UK 'current account switching service'. Suffice to say, it didn't go as its supposed to. The old bank account was closed without collecting the direct debits and ...
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What will happen if I transfer large sums of money into my bank account from a pre-paid debit card or gift card?

I want to use my credit card to put money on a pre-paid debit card, transfer it to my bank account, and pay off the credit card with that money so I can get points. I read that transferring more ...
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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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Ways to alleviate credit card missed payment due to bank problem?

A couple of months ago one of my banks randomly blocked my online account (I just had to call them and tell that I am still alive). Long story short, I called them multiple times and they never ...
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Where on the balance sheet do I find these items? [closed]

I am preparing for an interview for a banking role (on the tech side, but with exposure to business aspects), and have found out some questions I might be asked, wrt to where on the balance sheet the ...
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Do I have to sign a check with “For Deposit Only” and Account number?

My business processes a lot of checks and I was thinking about ordering one of those For Deposit Only stamps. If I get it to say with account number: "FOR DEPOSIT ONLY 00000000" Is that enough? ...
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Can one transfer an assurance-vie account to another bank as a US permanent resident (green card holder) and French citizen?

Can one transfer an assurance-vie account to another bank as a US permanent resident (green card holder) and French citizen?
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How does a private entity FINRA have authority to impose fines

FINRA is a private entity per https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_Industry_Regulatory_Authority and per http://www.finra.org/industry/disciplinary-actions and also otherwise its revenue comes from ...
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Why do banks give loans instead of buying assets themselves?

There was asked a similar question why don't banks invest money in mutual funds or shares instead of giving personal loans It was about buying fonds and shares. Those are derivatives. Here is an ...
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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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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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how to find flat rate of interest per annum and month if we have given reducing rate of interest or loan amount and tenure?

For example: For loan amount 500000 for 5 years at the rate of 12% (reducing interest rate), EMI is 11,122.22 per month Here 12% reducing is equivalent to flat 6.69% per annum or flat 0.55% per month. ...
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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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When do institutions exchange physical currency from electronic payments?

This question always been on my mind and I never truly understood the concept. I’ve done some digging and haven’t found the answer that is comprehensive. I want to understand at what point does a ...
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Why do banks have daily deposit limits for check deposits with app?

I have a bunch of accounts at Fidelity and use their app to deposit checks on my phone. Each account has a daily deposit limit that is based on a number of factors, but the most important appears to ...