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Transferring money electronically between accounts.

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What is the usual delay for a SEPA transaction?

I wired some money from France to someone having an account in Germany, using a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) My bank acknowledged the transfer, and the person is telling me his didn't. He is ...
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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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Stranger in Asia wants to send me $3000 in Europe over Western Union because he “likes me”? [duplicate]

Of course, this raises a hundred red flags, but I was wondering, assuming: I don't have Western Union account, and would need to make one for this transfer He does not personally ask me for my ...
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Why can we cancel cheques, but not Western Union transfers?

I saw this thread: What should I do if I lost money in a scam? and one of the comments remarked it may be a double-con, where the real scammer has talked one victim into opening a bank account to ...
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Transfer large amount of money from one Wells Fargo account to another

I'm helping my fiance pay off her student loans. We both have Wells Fargo accounts. What is the quickest and cheapest way to transfer a large amount, say $20K or more, to her account? I'd prefer to ...
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Transferring 10K+ from one bank to another bank domestically

I would like to transfer some money from my checking account at Bank of America to my savings account at Wells Fargo. The $ amount exceeds 20K. I wonder if this will be a problem in terms of IRS. ...
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Is Chase alone in restricting how much I can wire transfer, or do other banks also limit like this?

My Chase account requires that the amount I wire (either international or domestic) should have been in my account for at least 10 days. Is this a requirement for all the banks or only for Chase? Why ...
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best way to receive a USD wire transfer without a US account?

I'm based in the UK and want to receive some money from a US company called Fidelity. Last year I set up a transferwise 'borderless' account, which worked really well. I had a virtual US account, to ...
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How to protect your checking account from unauthorized transfers?

I have been thinking about how unsafe a checking account is. Every time you give a check to someone, you are providing your routing number, your account number, your bank, and your name, so I really ...
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Money transfer to the U.K [closed]

Has anyone used a peer-to-peer option for sending money abroad? I pay a mortgage in the U.K. and am looking at the likes of CurrencyFair or Transferwise to exchange my Euro. Are there any hidden ...
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International transfer: is IBAN code enough for a transition?

Do I need to know the bank name if I want to electronically transfer money to a private and I only know his name, surname and IBAN? It seems that I need to know the BIC (SWIFT), or the bank name, in ...
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Common practice of holding payment funds on checking account?

I was about to make a payment the other day to an new loan account and was going to authorize a direct bank account transfer. There was a notice that the company would perform the charge twice on the ...
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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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If my non-US cousin sends me money in the US to buy his car, will I be taxed?

I have a cousin living abroad, who wants to buy a car here in the US. He wants to send the money to my account so I can buy it for him. The car costs about $75,000, and he will pay my $500 to do the ...
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Sister-in-law sold property in another country and wants to send a large amount of money to me

My sister-in-law and her husband currently live in northern Iraq. Due to the current dangers in that country and the fact that they're Christian, they are finding it more and more difficult to live ...
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Used an incorrect SWIFT code for transfer. Will money return or still go through?

I made an international transfer from my bank in Italy to the U.S. The recipient account number and routing number were correct including the address, but I mistakenly used the SWIFT code of the U.S. ...
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Transfer of money as Gift to daughter working in USA to fund her purchase a house

I am an Indian Citizen. My daughter is working in USA ON L1 Visa. She is in the process of purchasing a House in USA (CA). Since she is running short of money I wish to Gift her Rs 3,000,000, roughly ...
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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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Transferring money from the Philippines to the USA?

I would like to bring in $150,000 from my bank in the Philippines to another bank here in the US. This money is from a lot I sold which was given to me (under my name) by my dad who has already passed ...
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Do IBANs have error correction built in?

I recently became the bursar of my sports club. My most frequent duty is to make payments. I get a bill, usually on a piece of paper, log in into our bank's online banking interface, and make a SEPA ...
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Do I have to pay the Internal Revenue Service in West Africa in order to transfer a government check from West Africa to a US bank account?

If you have a government check from West Africa and want to transfer the money to a United States bank, do you have to pay the Internal Revenue Service in West Africa before you can transfer you money ...
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Is it important that I check the correct “Account type” box for direct deposit/withdrawls?

On tax returns and direct deposit forms you fill out your bank's routing number, your account number, then tick a box for checking or savings. How important is checking the right box, however? At my ...
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Is it safe to accept money in the mail?

I currently run a website that sells site currency users can purchase with PayPal. The currency they purchase is for on-site items and not physical goods. However, I've had some users request a way to ...
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Will I have to pay taxes for Australia if I have an Australian bank account?

I live in New Zealand. I'm doing freelance work for an Australian company. They are not very open-minded in relation to new transfer money methods, they only do it with PayPal or international money ...
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Bank transfer not allowed for “cash account”

I've recently reloacated to UK and opened a bank account to deposit my paychecks. As I didn't have a credit history, the bank allowed me to open a (what they call) "cash account". Now, given that I ...
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Sort Code, Account Number, but no account name

I'm trying to pay money into an account. I have the Sort Code and Account Number, but no account name. I know the company that owns the account, but I'm sure they have MANY accounts. Can I put just ...
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Why are international money transfer services so weird? [closed]

I've read this question: Looking for cheap international bank to bank transfer in USD and noticed several factual claims: A "standard international wire transfer" costs $40 USD, a huge fee. It's ...
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Transfer funds to Indian bank while relocating permanently to India

I am returning to India in next 3 months from USA. I have some savings money in my USA bank account. I have learnt about NRE and NRO account. I have been in USA from past 3 years and unfortunately I ...
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What are the options for transfering money when moving to the US?

So I'm moving to the US in august porting a J-1 visa for a year long exchange program. I need to take money with me and currently, all I have is a Brazilian banking account and an international credit ...
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Is there a U.K. prepaid card having SWIFT, BIC, or IBAN codes, for money transfer? [closed]

I'm located in the U.K. Does anyone know if pre-paid cards here, such as Visa prepaid cards, have a SWIFT or BIC or IBAN code, because they are not really a current account? For example, for the ...
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Recurring Electronic Personal Payment Service?

Is there a service available that allows automated recurring payments for personal transactions? I have used paypal for one time transfers to friends, but would like to be able to set up a weekly or ...
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Am I subject to penalties if I accidentally transfer money to my HSA?

My bank lists my HSA next to my other checking and savings accounts. Sometimes I'll save money to an emergency savings fund I have. What if I transfer to the wrong account in error, and correct the ...
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If I transfer money between my accounts - will I get any fees for the transfer? What is the difference between ACH and wire?

I transferred money few times between my checking accounts in different banks (Capital One, Ally, Chase, BoA etc). I did not see any fees taken yet and I am not sure if any will be. I checked fees for ...
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Is amount transferred by third party to savings account considered as income?

If my friend transfers (using Third Party Transfer or NEFT) some money to my savings account, does that amount count as my transfer income and do I have to pay tax on it?
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Transferred money to an Intermediary Bank Account by mistake

I am having a problem with transferring money to pay for my tuition fees. The university has sent me these payment instructions: I have transferred the fees directly to the intermediary bank account ...
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Tax implications of non-US person family member gifting big amount of money to US resident

Let's say person A is person B's dad. Person A lives in Europe and is not in any way a US citizen/resident etc... Person B is a US resident (is there a difference between citizen and just a resident?)....
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Transfer money from China to India

I came to China on 09th September, 2015. My work permit is valid upto 15th September, 2016. I get my salary after tax-deduction as per taxation in China. My question is how can I send money to my ...
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How do I find the best exchange rate to convert 1 million Swedish krona into Euros? [closed]

I have 1 million SEK in a Swedish bank account which I wish to transfer to my bank account in a country using the Euro. How do I transfer this money so as to avail of the best possible exchange rate? ...
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What kind of money scam is this? Weekly allowance?

I was talking to a "woman" (because "on the Internet, no one knows you're a dog") on a social media platform. We exchanged Kik usernames and continued to talk about random stuff. After she said that ...
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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 can I pay a vendor using a wire transfer from my credit card?

How can I make a payment to a vendor that only accepts bank transfers from my credit card, paypal, money bookers, or a similar service? I'd like to do this completely online, without going to the bank....
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Why do transfers between your own accounts WITHIN the same bank take a business day to clear?

Why is it that when you e.g. transfer money between your savings and checking account at a bank in the U.S. (say Bank of America), it takes a business day for the transaction to clear? I understand ...
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What are some options for sending and receiving money electronically?

I occasionally sell items via Kijiji and Craigslist in Canada, and while cash is convenient sometimes it's easier to do electronic transfers, or even have the ability to accept credit card in person. ...
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What is the safest method of receiving payment for expensive items being sold on Gumtree?

I intend to try to sell a laptop on Gumtree. Since this is my first time selling something online, my knowledge of this is near zero. I've researched the safest ways to sell items on Gumtree and I'...
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What is the best way to save money from inflation and currency devaluation?

I live in one of the poorest and corrupt countries in Asia. The government is incompetent and laws only apply to the poor. The economy is shrinking and currency is going through constant devaluation ...
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Is it possible to transfer some money from my visa card to my amazon account to buy with them later?

I have few dollars in my visa card and it will expire soon, Is it possible to transfer these dollars to my amazon account and save them there to be able to buy with them later from amazon?
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Where does this money go?

Suppose the current rate of USD vs Rupee is $1 = 64.23 INR. My friend from India transfers 100 INR to me, which means I should receive $1.556904873. But I, I assume, receive only $1.55(Let me know if ...
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NRE to NRO or Saving Account Transfer

I am NRI staying in USA and I am planning to take a Home loan in India.To process the loan, I am being asked to open NRE and NRO accounts. I know few details about these accounts. NRE - Deposit only ...
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What are the benefits of writing a cheque over online banking?

I have received a number of payments through cheque from other people, although I am uncertain about the exact benefits accrued from using a cheque to transfer money from one bank account to another. ...
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Reversing Electronic Transfer of Money

Suppose a friend sends me $500 through Chase Quickpay, and I accept it. The money goes into my account, and is available for further sending/withdrawal. Is it possible for Chase to reverse the ...