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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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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 ...
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What Happens if dont pay the creditcard or Personal Loan amount and leave the country

Hi My Friend went India without paying his credit card balances around $150K. Now he is unable to pay due to losses in business and what kind of actions can happen from credit card companies and/or ...
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Can one transfer a plan épargne logement (PEL) to another bank as a US permanent resident (green card holder) and French citizen?

Can one transfer a plan épargne logement (PEL) to another bank as a US permanent resident (green card holder) and French citizen?
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Buying business product for a business associate that's abroad

I was wondering if there's any legalities regarding the purchasing of product for a business associate that is abroad? I would buy the product and he would reimburse me the money. The products are ...
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Is it more difficult to reverse a fraudulent check if it is cashed at a check-cashing service rather than deposited at a bank?

Say that someone gets ahold of my checking information and writes a fraudulent check from my account. Then they cash it at a check cashing store. I notice a week or so later, call my bank, and report ...
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Which method CHATS, ECG, or TT should I use to transfer funds to account in Hong Kong Bank?

I've personal bank accounts with Shanghai Commercial Bank in Hong Kong (henceforth "SCB") and HSBC Hong Kong ("HSBCHK"). SCB accepts the FPS Identifier only to receive funds, and not to send funds to ...
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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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How are micro-finance banks able to offer interest rates so much higher than traditional banks?

Recently while browsing on google I came to know that there are few small-finance banks which offer great returns with the high amount of interest rate up to 7% and fixed deposits up to 9-9.5%. like ...
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What are the financial implications of merging my wife's bank and investment accounts with mine?

Background I've been married to my wife for eight years. For that entire time, we've had separate bank and investment accounts, mostly due to inertia. I make most of the money, and so I manage all ...
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Why does my bank not charge a fee for small amounts?

I work abroad in a SEPA country and send money to my non-SEPA home country regularly. In the foreign country I have a euro bank account and in the home country - a non-euro bank account. My foreign ...
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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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Who Is responsible when a currency transaction is mistakenly converted by an intermediary bank?

My client transferred USD from the US to my USD currency account in Ireland. Their intermediary bank converted the funds to Euros so it hit my USD account in Euro, was converted back to USD by my bank ...
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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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Is she trying to scam me or is it real love

I met this girl online. She wants me to sign up to an online bank called find Finn. She is going to put three or five thousand dollars in it to buy a plane ticket to come to see me and to get our ...
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If I have given my bank details to someone by email what should I do now? [duplicate]

I have given someone my bank account details including my home address and phone number by email, supposedly so that money can be transferred into my account. I am now quite sure this is a scam. ...
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Receive a large wired transaction

Hypothetically, I am receiving a large amount (over 100 grand) from a company through a wired transaction. As the receiver, would I be questioned about the source of funds? Or just the company would ...
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Is the amount of a pull (from the receiving institution) limited?

User 'DanLynch' defines 'push' and 'pull': If you do a "push", the money will be removed from the sending account immediately, and will usually arrive in the receiving account in 1 to 3 business ...
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Why does DICO insure until $250K, but CDIC until $100K?

This question doesn't duplicate this other that doesn't compare CDIC with DICO. As of Dec 6 2018: DICO [Deposit Insurance Corporation of Ontario] insures deposits up to $250,000. We CDIC ...
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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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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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How can a bank go bust when people don't pay their loans? (since loans are created out of nothing) [closed]

When a bank issues a loan to me, the money is created out of nothing on a computer. It's just a record in a database. It doesn't exist. The bank issuing the loan needs to have reserves at the central ...
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Does my name on my checks have to match my drivers license.

My middle name is Ann. I want my checks to say P.A.Myers The bank says they should say “Patricia Piper Myers”. Piper is my maiden name.
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Transferring money for someone [duplicate]

I met someone and we have been chatting via phone for awhile. He asked me to access his bank account and transfer money to someone else because he is in Thailand on business and he can't access his ...
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Is it illegal to going to someone's bank account and do a transfer? [duplicate]

A person I've been talking to for a while asked me to go into his bank account and make a transfer to a US beneficiary account. It's a continental account. It showed the date that the account was ...
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How to transfer money to a bank account overseas from a bank account tied to my phone?

Suppose I move to another country and open a bank account there, how will I be able to transfer money from my account in another country to this new overseas account when my old account is tied to my ...
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A man on a work project in West Africa asks me for 2000 - is this a scam?

A man that I met on Facebook was called to do a job in West Africa. He got there and found out that there is a problem with his Swiss bank account. He needs 2000 to finish the job so he can come home....
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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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Why do credit card issuers offer a grace period?

I am wondering why most credit card issuers offer a grace period after the statement date, provided they're not obliged to? Is it required by law (I'm 99.99% sure it's not but just in case)? Does ...
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How do I find out if an old bank account still exists and if I still have funds available in that account? [duplicate]

I have an old savings account from old Shawnee Bank in Shawnee Kansas. It shows a balance in it from 1970. How do I find out if it still exists?
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Should I pay myself back for paying family's rent out of our pool of money?

A few months ago, I paid the $1,500 rent on the house where my family and I lived. My siblings and I are in college and we work part time jobs to get by. My father could not afford to pay the rent ...
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The amount received being less than the amount required

I live in Europe and I ordered a product from a Moroccan company. They asked from me to transfer the money to the company bank account in Morocco, which I did. Shortly thereafter, a company agent ...
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Does FDIC insurance at one bank cover each account?

I was reading that FDIC insurance covers accounts up to $250,000. Does this mean each account you have at a bank is insured up to $250,000 or is $250,000 the maximum for all accounts at a bank? Also,...
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Do I need both the account number and also the sort code to make a deposit into friend account or can I just use the account number?

Is it possible to make a payment into someone's account using only their account number and name or do I need to give a sort code as well??