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Questions tagged [online-banking]

To be used for any questions related to banking transactions that can be carried out online [web based]. There is another broader tag online-tools if the questions is not specific to Banking

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What information do scammers need to withdraw money from an account?

There is a story currently on the BBC news website. The relevant points are: Scammers called Alex pretending to be BT (telecommunications provider). Alex provided scammers with information / help ...
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Do online billpay/banking force NSFs when they can?

When online banking and payment systems first came out, I remember they used to have a lot of issues with giving indicators (visual/email payment confirmation) that a payment was 'locked in', but then ...
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Does transferring $10 to various bank accounts count as money laundering?

I am making an app that rewards users with real money for using the app. The money comes from the profit I get from ads the user views. Basically, I am sharing my ads profit with my users. However, ...
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Potential phishing scam?

Made a large purchase order on a site with a safe Norton rating and A+ BBB rating. Noticed I put the wrong shipping address, called the number on the site, and I got the order canceled and received an ...
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Are intra-state and out-of-state online accounts insured by the FDIC?

Are intra state and out of state ONLINE savings/checking/CDs/money market accounts FDIC insured same as local brick & mortar bank accounts?
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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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Quickbooks Add-On Service Discontinued on 5/31

I am using QuickBooks Pro 2016. I received a notice that Online banking will stop working after 5/31. My question is if automatic bank transaction sync going to stop working only and/or the ability ...
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man wants to send me money but wants my username and password- if i create a new bank account will i be safe? [duplicate]

a man contacted me on instagram for a sort of sugar baby arrangement, and wants my bank username and password to deposit money into my account. he says he needs this information so he can structure ...
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PayPal - getting away from them with TransferWise

We are outside the US and can't use Stripe for our business. Using PayPal, we have thousands of USD in the balance. I need to take large amount of money from my PayPal and move it to a bank account ...
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I wired a scammer some money, what now?

I mistakenly made a wire transfer (through swift) to an online scammer. I then asked my bank to issue a recall, which didn't work. Then I let them issue a fraudulent recall, now the receiver says the ...
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US Financial Institutions Blocking Foreign IPs

Frustration aside, why do many financial institutions block other country IP addresses? What purpose does this serve, is it a legal requirement for some institutions (examples: The Money Source, My ...
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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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Bank Accounts that use a common number

Why do some sorts of accounts not have their own account numbers? Instead they appear to pay into some sort of general account, relying on a roll number or reference to distinguish them. My Mortgage ...
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Are there any catches to no penalty CDs?

My bank offers a a 2.25% savings account. They also offer a 2.35% no penalty CD. This sounds like a straight upgrade with no downsides (ignoring a 7 day minimum holding period). This sounds too good ...
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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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Landsbankinn and OTP bank issue [duplicate]

A friend of mine sent me a sum of some 300 EUR (from Iceland to Croatia) but mistakenly used the IBAN of my bank and not my bank account. He included my full name and bank's SWIFT code. What is the ...
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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 long does it take for a Tangerine no-fee money-transfer email to be delivered?

I live in Canada. I use Tangerine (formerly ING Direct). Tangerine is the "direct banking" division of Scotiabank; it has no monthly fees but also no tellers. They let me send "Interac email money ...
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ICICI: Redeem Mutual Fund SIPs through net banking

I invested in mutual fund through ICICI net banking. After 7 SIPs, I stopped transaction for that fund, but did not get any money back in my bank account. Can someone please guide how to redeem the ...
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UK Issuing Bank blocked Debit Card. Said card was used fraudulently on ecommerce website. How can this happen?

I was using my UK bank account debit card in India, to buy few flight tickets for my inter city travel. Using my own laptop, in a co-working space. Website used : www.makemytrip.com -- is one of ...
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Does my bank's use of Voice ID put my assets at risk?

This week, I learned that Chase has introduced voice ID for my account, meaning when I call them, they will match my voice with their stored information, and allow phone access to my account based on ...
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Is threatening to close the account a good way to negotiate with the bank?

I have an account with Bank of America who removed some features of the account without my consent and I want to get back those features for the same price it cost when I opened it. I guess that ...
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Why is transferring money online to someone else's bank account so difficult in the U.S.?

I used to live in a poor, third world country (India) where I freely transferred money between my bank account (a savings account) to accounts held by my friends in different banks, and different ...
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Are bank customers allowed to provide username & password to sites like Mint.com?

This question is not about whether Mint.com is secure, or not. That is beside the point. (Refer to this question on the subject of trusting Mint.com and similar services.) Rather: Are bank ...
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Information about fee via 3ds secure protocol [closed]

I've made a transaction between my 2 cards issued by different Financial institutions (Banks). I've confirmed the transaction amount in 3DS window. But the total amount was decreased on a fee volume. ...
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Username/password change, can I be scammed later?

I gave my bank account log in and username along with security answers to someone. If I changed my username and password as well as my security questions, could I still be scammed later on?
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Pay via Debit Card or Bank's portal

Most online businesses I access have multiple payment modes, two of which (them being the ones I can use) are debit cards and online banking. Choosing the latter takes you to your bank's online portal,...
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Is this work legal? Someone promises payment for converting money transfers to Bitcoin

An online company hired my friend as an account assistant. They told him they are a business consulting firm, and that they need an account assistant in every area. His job is the following: Some ...
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Why is a transfer from an account to another not done instantly when it's not the same bank?

I own accounts at two different Romanian banks. When I transfer money to another account at the same bank, the money is transferred immediately. However, when I transfer money to an account at a ...
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linking external bank accounts to other banks

A well known bank in my area mentions you can link external bank accounts and superannuation funds to your one bank account so you can conveniently see all your funds and net worth in one place, but ...
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What is the SEPA optional category?

When I'm writing a wire transfer (both with my personal and with my company's accounts), my bank allows me to enter "optional SEPA fields", most of them look redundant or useless, but one is a bit ...
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How can I open a Canadian bank account from within the US? I am a Canadian citizen residing in the US

Can I open a Canadian bank account from within the US? I am Canadian citizen residing in the US for many years. I would rather not travel to Canada just to open a bank account if possible. Does ...
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Sugar daddy wants my online banking login info to make deposits — is it a scam?

Someone is offering to pay me in a sort of sugar daddy/sugar baby arrangement. They want to make online deposits to me, and they're asking me for my online banking username and password. Is that ...
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External fund transfer Internet banking

Recently I got the internet banking service and I want to make an external fund transfer to a bank in USA am in Jordan. and I have to fill the following fields to complete the transaction ...
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Preventing inactive Chase bank accounts

I had recently opened a Chase savings account and a checking account. I planned on using my checking account as a direct deposit. Would automating transfers from checking to savings prevent my savings ...
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investing - where to trade online? (Greek citizen) [closed]

I wanted to know if you could help me a bit because online searches didn't bring back many results (at least what I was looking for, ie non-Greek banks, etc). Can you recommend any sites where EU-...
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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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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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Does any online payment system use OpenID authentication? [closed]

Does any online payment system (something like PayPal or the web site of a banking institution) make use of OpenID?
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How do I make a one of payment to my HSBC credit card bill with a HSBC debit card UK

I need to pay my HSBC credit card bill with a HSBC debit card and I can't transfer money between accounts (it doesn't show up on the list of accounts). When I click on the direct debit details it says ...
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If you give someone your accountant and name on the account do they get access to your account?

If you give someone the name of your accountant and name on the account do they get access to your account? Accountant like the person helping you manage your money. I have someone offering to make a ...
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What personal data can a US bank legitimately request when I want to open a checking account?

I am trying to open a bank checking account online in the US. I have provided my US driver's license number and Social Security number. I have provided evidence that I have access to another bank ...
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What can I do to get credit issuers to tell me exactly why I was not approved?

Whenever I apply for a credit card or credit line on the internet, I am often given the message that I was not approved, and that I would get a letter via snail mail as to why I was denied. But, when ...
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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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KMyMoney: Extract payee from memo field using regular expressions

short version: How does the "Extract payee from memo field" feature in KMyMoney work? You can find it here: KMyMoney > Accounts > Choose account > "Edit Account" > "Online Settings" > "Extract payee ...
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Is it a scam if the person only wants to deposit into my account, not make a withdrawal?

A man in west coast Austria wants to deposit money into my account. I'm in Alabama. I had to get an online account. I did that, but he says his bank manager needs all this information: DOB ...
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Different card for each budget category

My wife and I are having trouble with the daily task of entering payments into our budget tracking system. Furthermore, we are never able to verify how well we're going against our actual bank ...
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Transferring money between two banks in the U.S

Why does it take so many days to transfer money between two banks in the US? I have accounts with two different banks in the USA, and whenever I transfer money online between those two banks, it takes ...
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How mistake-proof is the process for receiving an Tangerine email money transfer?

I want to send about $500 to a local charity. Some electronic-payment options include Vogogo (fee: usually $1.75), PayPal (fee: about 2%), or Interac e-Transfer (your bank sets the fee: between $0 ...
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How to prove that I did not receive a payment

I'm working with an online company that sends payments through a bank. I sent them a payment request a while ago with my IBAN + the bank SWIFT and other details provided, so they could transfer the ...