Questions tagged [banking]

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Which are the safest deposit banks worldwide (according to reputable rating agencies)? [closed]

I would like to know which global banks are the safest for holding money, and though the big three rating agencies are often used to estimate credit worthiness of financial institutions, this seems ...
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How safe are neo-banks?

In Australia there are a swath of 'neo-banks', banks that have no physical presence - typically are a 'mobile-first' experience. Some examples are Up, Xinja, 86400. These banks are typically pretty ...
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Bank Lead time for processing refunds [closed]

I have seen plenty of answers on another post where I couldn’t comment. When the transaction happens, PoS doesn’t close the transaction until end of the business day for their convenience (not what ...
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Why do some banks have more than one routing number in the US?

Why do some banks have more than one routing number in the US? For example, Bank of America has several routing numbers: Why not use the same routing number for all types of transactions?
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Freelancer: Should I start a second bank account?

I am a freelancer based in India with clients in Canada, US and India. Until now I used my personal savings account (Union Bank of India) to get paid. It has been only a few months since and now I ...
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Account number supressed on a deposit receipt

My bank issues deposit receipts with most of the account number blocked out, claiming security concerns. ( Account Number * * * * * * * 1234 ). How useful to me is such a receipt, if not useful is the ...
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Wiill banks refuse my application for a current account if I don't pay a salary in?

I want to apply for a second current account to put funds into and also for some perks that they have (I don't want any interest due to religious reasons). But my salary will not be going into this ...
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As a US citizen, should I only have $50,000 in non US banks due to FATCA?

The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) act was enacted March 18, 2010 with the goal of increasing employment in the US. It also included the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) ...
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The best/cheapest way to get money from Moldova to pay bills in UK

I would like to withdraw money from my foreign account outside Europe (Chișinău (Moldova)) and deposit it in a UK bank account, as it has become clear I will be staying in the UK for a longer time ...
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Print out check from personal computer

For the first time in my life, I have a personal checking account but no paper checks. I have been burned multiple times due to ACH fraud and want to avoid having any thing to do with this 20th ...
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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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What's the difference between Currencies and FX desks at investment banks?

I'm interested in working within FX in an investment bank, but I noticed that they listed Currencies and FX separately under Fixed Income, so I'm wondering if they actually refer to different things. ...
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Is this considered Structural for withdraws?

I have a friend who buys electronics (phones, laptops etc..) and fixes them up and sells them. Strictly wholesale B2B buying and selling, however he also have a customer that he pay in cash. Now since ...
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Billing my clients in different currencies, does it matter?

I have a Canadian LLC (with a Canadian dollars bank account) and recently got my first offshore client from Singapore. In our signed contract my rate is in Canadian dollars, and then my client asked ...
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Why do I need to specify exactly what a personal loan is for?

I'm looking at getting a personal loan for a variety of reasons, some good, some not great. I don't know about the rest of the world but in New Zealand they seem to want to treat me like an idiot ...
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Why does Bank of America sometimes refer to itself as Banc of America on some documents?

Why does Bank of America sometimes refer to itself as 'Banc of America'? Are they two separate institutions responsible for different things? It's always seemed odd to me.
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How to withdraw money from an account with only an account number?

I was given an account number and a route number from one of my friends and she said that I can walk into any bank and withdraw funds that she owes me. I don't have any bank account at all. So my ...
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Are there any banks with a command-line style user interface? [closed]

I am bit fed up with my local banks that are click-click-click-...click type of banks, every time I use them I get a sense of absurdism. If I am doing anything a bit more specific like doing abroad ...
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HUF Account India

We have a HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) account in a Govt Bank. My father is "Karta" of this account and me being his son is also a member. So, can I ask my employer (from part time job) to ...
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Bank transfer to fake or fraudulent recipient

I have made a bank transfer from my UK account to another UK account but then I have realised that the recipient's name was fake and I got scammed. I requested my bank and the recipient's bank the ...
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What are some rule of thumb criteria to choose loans?

When one wants to take on a loan, they can do so from multiple banks. There are also comparison websites that allow you to see various loan offers from each bank. Most of them use the annual ...
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Is my money insured against bank failures during a wire transfer?

Suppose I am sending money by international wire transfer from my FDIC-insured bank account in the US to my CDIC-insured bank account in Canada. Suppose one of the banks become insolvent during the ...
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How do banks handle post-dated checks deposited via the ATM?

As noted in another question, banks have different policies regarding post-dated checks before the post-date, although it seems most will accept the check as long as the check issuer hasn't contacted ...
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Who pays the premium for bank deposit insurance?

Normally, when I want insurance coverage (e.g. for my car and house), I have to pay a premium to the insurer. My bank account comes with deposit insurance to insure me against bank collapse. It looks ...
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My broker brother-in-law and sister managed my father's stock and estimated million dollars disappeared before his passing [closed]

My broker brother-in-law and sister managed my father's stock. I know he made illegal trades and used my fathers account to buy sell trade to cover his purchases. He was fired from three companies for ...
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What is going to happen in this situation?

My boyfriend's stimulus check came and I did a mobile deposit into my Wells Fargo account without having him endorse it. I understand what I did wrong and I know how to prevent problems in the future....
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Business banking insurance above FSCS £85,000 [closed]

In the UK, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) provides insurance for bank deposits up to £85,000. Is there an insurance (or financial product) that provides coverage above this ...
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Why should I buy a principal protected note from the bank when I can create one on my own?

I was looking at principal protected notes (PPN) at a bank (link: CIBC Principal Protected Notes). It says: The return of your CIBC PPN depends on the performance of the underlying assets. (It ...
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Compounding Interest

How to calculate compounding interest and maturity value of recurring deposit. e.g. Mr A deposit $ 1000 per month in bank @ 5% p.a. for 5 years. Interest compound quarterly. How t0 calculate maturity ...
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Paying off home mortgage and lender wants a “Recording Fee”

So I whittled down my house note to the point where I have enough cash to just pay it off early and be done with it. Yay! I asked my lender for a "payoff" statement, which provides an accounting of ...
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Why would a major bank not accept opening new accounts during the Covid-19 pandemic?

I'm in the United Kingdom and asked HSBC about opening a joint bank account with my partner as we're in the process of purchasing a house and wanted one for mortgage payments and household bills. We ...
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How are fractional cents handled when bank create a loan payment schedule

I am working on developing my own loan payments schedule generator and I have a question regarding how fraction cents For example, this load: Principal: $10,000 Interest: 5% per year Period: 48 ...
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will an international wire transfer to France still work with the wrong bank address

a few days ago I sent a wire transfer from Canada to France, all of the info (wire recipients financial institution name, bank code, account#/IBAN, wire recipients name, beneficiary name) is correct ...
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Selling a House Upfront Or Collecting An Income Over Time?

Suppose that you have a house worth $500,000.00 that is gifted to you and this house is completely paid off. The people who want to purchase this house will need to go to the bank to get a loan so ...
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How to cash my brother's check

My brother is 15 and he doesn’t have a bank account. I’m 18 and I have a bank account. Would I be able to cash a work check written to him?
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Can a check made out to 2 people be deposited into a non joint account?

Can a check made out to 2 people be deposited into a non joint account? I have a check made out to myself and another person My bank will not allow e to deposit it into my personal account and there ...
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What are the advantages of a Swiss bank account?

I've heard about bank accounts in Zurich / Switzerland, but I don't fully understand the unique advantages of swiss bank accounts. What I do believe about these (but don't know for sure): They accept ...
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Interest rate difference - savings account in a foreign currency

I live in a EU country where I have a currency account in CHF with a local bank. The interest rate of this account is 0.01%, whereas the interest rate in Switzerland is currently at -0.75%. Doesn't ...
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How are banks able to offer high interest rates on foreign currency fixed deposits?

My bank offers foreign currency fixed deposits (FCFD) at a high rate of interest. What's the catch? I know how the bank earns money on domestic currency fixed deposits: by loaning out the money or ...
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How do banks convert foreign currencies in bank accounts?

I've searched lot but I couldn't find an exact answer. For example: a person who has 100 usd in his account. He opens a euro account and converts the usd to 90 euro at the bank's exchange rate.... ...
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How safe are those online brokers and what to look for?

I am relatively new to the investment world. I know enough about economics & finance and I have bought & sold government bonds through my bank before. I am moving to a new country (Germany) ...
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I gave someone my info and got scammed and my accounts are closing

So I gave someone all my bank information , because they said they would put money in my account and it sounded ver legit and they left my bank account at -$383 . Then I filed a claim at the bank and ...
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Spouse earns $50 K yearly, you $0. How much tax on joint HISA?

We both maxed out RRSP, TFSA. Each has 3.3% HISA at Laurentian Bank. We don't want deposit over $100 K, CDIC's coverage. No other CDIC institution pays 3.3%. We open a joint HISA — 2 below — and only ...
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Interpreting bank's calculation of interest: gross, net, and what the bank pays

I cannot understand how my bank calculates the interest. Here is what the system shows when I invest 175,000 pesos (it's small money in dollars): Investment instrument: PAYMENT AT MATURITY Investment ...
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Lost money on credit card refund due to exchange rates & fees

My CC had an unauthorized charge by an overseas service I was undergoing a free trial with. They apologised and refunded that amount (and I subsequently cancelled the free trial), but I lost money due ...
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How to calculate a loan constant payment (like PMT) but extra double paying (without interest) twice a year

This is my first post in this community, already tried to find my answer, and didn't succeed :(. I'm working a way to understand the formula behind a loan that allows the client to extra pay the same ...
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How do wire transfers get settled?

Say I open accounts on Bank A and Bank B. I deposit $20 in Back A. I then initiate a wire transfer to my account in Bank B. I drive over to Bank B and withdraw $20. Bank A now has $20 extra and Bank ...
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Sugar daddy allowance with Bitcoin [duplicate]

I met guys online as sugar daddies without sugar. I have never given my bank password but some guys request that I buy Google Play gift cards and I answered I wouldn’t use my cash for it. The guy said ...
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Sugar Daddy wants bank info [duplicate]

I have a sugar daddy who wants me username & password to my bank to send me my money. So what I did was I opened a new account with only $25 in it at a totally separate bank from my main one. ...
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Why is LIBOR getting phased out? [closed]

It looks like LIBOR is set to be phased out at the end of 2021. Why is this happening? This PwC representative says that banks don't really use LIBOR that much, and the new "alternative rate" system ...

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