Questions tagged [checking-account]

A type of bank account that allows unlimited withdrawals and usually gives no interest on the balance. The account can be set up so that a negative balance produces an instant loan, referred to as Overdraft Protection. The term checking is used in US and Canada. In other countires the term Current-Account is also used to indicate the same type of account. Related tags "savings-account", "bank-account"

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ACH transfer to incorrect account type ('Savings' instead of 'Checking') - US bank to another US bank: Is it lost?

A friend visiting the US was asked to transfer $2000 for rent payment to a US bank account. On February 12th, while doing an ACH transfer from his US bank account to the landlord's account in another ...
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Bootstrapping Process for Creating a Single-member Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)

So I’ve read in a number of forums—mostly StackExchange and Reddit—that it’s a good idea to separate personal and business funds/transactions so that when it’s time to organize information for taxes (...
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Is there any benefit to keeping money in a checking account?

I have been getting a lot of "tips" from my bank lately about different ways to save. Things like "Save $1 week 1, $2 week 2", etc or "tax my spending habits". Whenever I see things like this, they ...
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Check is made out to my business name and personal name - can i deposit it in personal?

I have received a check made out to My Business Name My Personal Name My Home address Formatted like that. Can I deposit it in my personal checking account? Thanks!
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Why don't all banks at least OFFER to combine their chequing and savings accounts? [closed]

Manulife Bank combines chequing and savings — see beneath. But Meridian Credit Union, Simplii don't. I have bank accounts at just these financial institutions. LMK if there are others like Manulife. ...
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Counterfeit Money [duplicate]

I had a sugar daddy deposit 4500 in my account . By my debit card wasn’t working . So I called the bank they Lomé my account was blocked & to call the fraud center . My bank is pretty good at this ...
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How to manage expenditure when billing cycles and paycheck cycles are not aligned?

I get paid on the 15th and the last of the month and my husband will be getting paid weekly when he starts a new job after the one he has been working at for 25 years will be closing soon. How does ...
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If a mobile deposit is denied due to exceeding limit, can it be deposited in person still?

This might sound like a stupid question, but considering it just happened to me I bet it will help others sleep at night when they decide to do a mobile deposit after hours. Of course, that depends on ...
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Why different interest rates for checking and savings?

I have recently become financially independent (21 yo student in US) and I am starting an independent bank account. I noticed that the interest rates on savings accounts are significantly higher than ...
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How do I identify product code from a bank account number

I am trying to classify savings account and current account from a bank account number. Need to understand the pattern for Kotak Mahindra Bank
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Legal to apply dormant account fees until the account overdrafts?

Is it legal in the USA for a bank to assess and apply dormant account fees until the account overdrafts and goes negative? This is happening to a friend of mine and it doesn't seem like it should be ...
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Strange withdrawal from checking account

I got a notice that there was an ACH withdrawal yesterday from my checking account of $225.38 by OPENSKY PHONE PMT. I'd never heard of OpenSky before and I'm not sure what a "phone pmt" is. I called ...
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Should I open a new checking account at another bank?

I don't know too much about banks and banking. But to start off, I have a Chase checking account my parents opened for me since 7-8 years ago. Now that I'm working, I'm helping my parents buy a house....
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Can I be arrested for not returning money someone else deposited in my bank account?

Someone sent me a check willingly for $4800 and now they want it back because I refused to send it to other people after it was sent in fear of me being involved in crime. And said I scammed them and ...
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Is EIN sufficient to open a business bank checkin account for LLC?

I am a non US citizen living overseas. I had formed a LLC in WY using state agent and was able to get EIN number through FSS-4 form. Now that I have heard, bank requires physical visit of owner to ...
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Initiated transfer from bank A to B. Stuck in limbo? How do ACH transfers work exactly?

I scheduled a $250 dollar transfer from bank A to bank B. When I look at my transfer activities on bank A's website. I show that the transfer processed on June 4th. However, the amount was never ...
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Does opening a checking account cause a hard credit pull?

I was going to open a new bank account, particularly the Wells Fargo promotion that puts $400 in your account if you meet some direct deposit requirements. I called and asked if they will do a "hard" ...
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Is it fine to use Savings account to pay salaries? what is the downside?

It is taking us time to get checking/current account for the business. We want to know, if it is OK to pay through Business Owner's personal savings account and still have it as a record of business. ...
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What's the point of checking and brokerage accounts being separate?

On Schwab, I have both a checking and a brokerage account. When I want to buy stock/ETFs, I have to transfer money from one to the other. I can just do this from a webpage, relatively instantly. What'...
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Frequently Moving Money Between Checking and Savings

I'm currently carrying a balance in my checking account, much of which I feel is going to waste, since its not being "invested". The overall total balance in my checking account isn't growing much if ...
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Must I void or destroy a check after using its check number online?

The online banking system I use to pay my car loans requires checking account number, routing number, and a check number. If I use a check number from a real check in my checkbook, should I then void ...
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Disadvantages of online checking accounts?

My parents helped me set up checking and savings accounts through Wells Fargo when I was a teenager and got my first job. Only now, ten years later, I’m realizing that the Wells Fargo accounts aren’t ...
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Do US banks accept out-of-state applications for checking accounts?

Let's assume I walk in a local branch of a US bank with a presence in many federal states (for example, the Wells Fargo branch in Richmond/California). Will they be able/willing to open a Wells ...
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Is a debit card dangerous for an account with low balance and no overdraft protection?

I have a checking account that I keep very little money in. I use a debit card as a credit card at shops, and at the ATM. I have turned off overdraft protection on the checking account. I've heard ...
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This sounds like a scam to me, am I wrong? [duplicate]

This was an article in the Penny Hoarder about a California startup checking company called Aspiration that pays 1% interest that lets you choose how much you pay in “fees.” Is this garbage? It sounds ...
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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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My checking account used to be joint- can I still use the checks with both names?

I have a checking account for bills that I mostly use a debit card for, but I need to pay something by check now. This account used to be a joint one with my mom when I was a kid, but we took her off ...
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I was asked for a COT code to transfer money to my account. Is this a scam?

Someone gives you their bank information and asks you to log on to their account in order to transfer money to your account. When you attempt this, it asks for a COT code which you do not have. ...
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How can I see if/what income/current account payment data is gathered by credit referencing agencies?

According to two Telegraph articles: Almost all of Britain's banks now record most current account customers' monthly incoming payments. This is distributed monthly to credit reference agencies [..] ...
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How can I find out how to trace where Mobile Deposits to my checking account came from?

There have been several checks deposited into my checking account over the course of the year. The checks are not payable to me and the checking account is in my name. The back of the checks are not ...
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Avoiding Chase monthly checking account fee

With my checking account I have maintained a daily balance greater than 1500 dollars to avoid the 12 dollar monthly fee. As I earned more income I started moving it to a savings. Now I have ...
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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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Used to have German current account, left without closing it

In 2011 I spent a few months in Berlin and opened an account with Berliner Sparkasse. I left the country (returned to the UK) but neglected to close the account (every interaction with the bank ...
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Joint account with my home equity

Can second person on my joint account write checks to deposit to their own credit union if proceeds were from my home equity?
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

I live in Quebec, and my rent cheque was stolen from my landlord as they travelled to the bank to deposit it. They've asked me to stop payment on the cheque, and provide them with a new one. The ...
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How to link multiple checking accounts with 1 other checking account

I have multiple bank accounts and I am trying to transfer money between them. Two of the accounts (A&B) are with the same bank and I am trying to transfer money to another account (C) which is ...
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Why does my bank want me to resubmit a W8-BEN? [closed]

I opened a TD bank checking account as a foreign tourist in 2013. I had filled the w8-ben form. Recently, I received a letter from the bank asking me to update my occupation because they didn't have ...
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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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When making an online money transfer, why is one often asked whether the source account is checking or savings?

When making an online money transfer, why is one often asked whether the source account is checking or savings? Example in Merrill Edge (https://olui2.fs.ml.com/MoneyMovement/MakeTransfer.aspx):
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Will an only-online checking account work for a new worker? (18 years old)

I am completely new to opening banking accounts and using checks and all of that. I just got a job at McDonald's and I can get paid with a money card (not sure what that is yet) until I open a ...
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Any risk in providing bank account number routing number along with name and DOB? [duplicate]

I applied to a remote job on indeed North America (job listing had Louisville, KY as location), and overnight , without interview, they gave me an offer letter saying I was selected and I'll be a part ...
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Checkbook was turned into police dept. Is there a way to figure out what checks (if any) are missing?

I know that bounced checks can bite me in the ass later, but I have no idea whether any of the checks were actually taken out of my checkbook. I thought about looking at my bank account, but I visit ...
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How should I save money? [duplicate]

It has been about a year since I graduated college and started working. So far all my earnings are going into my checking account. Since I don't have much experience with managing my finances, I was ...
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Overdraft Protection - Is this legal?

I recently got an overdraft when I forgot about a pending transaction. That's completely fair and I understand what happened. However, what followed concerns me deeply. I had OD protection on my ...
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How does one access liquid cash with a credit union checking account from a different state when no ATM of the bank is around and checks are rejected?

My brother recently moved to California and he needs to pay for gas and food for the next 1-3 days. He has a credit union account and credit card from our local credit union bank. His credit card ...
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Does a savings/checking account sitting at $0 have any drawbacks?

I currently have a couple checking/savings accounts that are sitting at $0 because I found better accounts and switched banks for some reason or another, is it worth the time to try to close these ...
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Using business check to pay at retail

I recently opened a LLC bank account, and need to buy some equipment (computer parts) for the day-to-day operation. I want to buy in a physical retail store for convenience. Can I use a business ...
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Are consumers liable for fraud related to bank account and routing numbers?

There's a ton of information about liability related to fraudulent debit and credit card charges, and even a little about fraudulent checks, but I'm having trouble finding similar information about ...
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Paid credit card bill, but money didn't leave my checking account [duplicate]

I paid my CC bill last Friday morning. The payment appeared in my CC account that same day. But now, 3 days later, the money still hasn't left my checking account (which is in a different bank). I ...