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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Who performs the blocking on a Visa card?

I recently tried to pay for a train ticket online with my Visa debit card. However the payment got refused, but the price of the ticket is being blocked on my card. I contacted the train company to ...
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interest rate on online banks

i live in Israel, a country with a non-competitive banking system, which causes them to offer unattractive interest rate on almost every acoount (regular, savings short term deposits etc.-- short term ...
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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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Is it possibly to keep money purely online?

Is it possible to keep money purely online? An account of some sort that functions like a bank but doesn't require physical receipts,cards,papers,etc? I would consider cryptocurrencies, but not ...
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In Canada, how can I most easily/cheaply send money to a friend online?

I'm moving from Europe to Canada, and considering the high fees for wire transfers (the default, instantaneous, cheap, online method I've always used so far), what is the most economical way to send a ...
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What should I be wary of when opening a savings account?

I'm looking to open a savings account (probably online) but I want to make sure I avoid any pitfalls. After looking at Bankrate.com I put toegether a bit of a list, but is there anything else I should ...
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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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What foreign exchange rate is used for foreign credit card and bank transactions?

I am an Indian. I would like to know about how foreign transactions work. I have paid my GRE $185 fees through my SBI credit card. I was charged something around 11k rupees. How is the dollar rate ...
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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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Do any banks issue one-per-vendor credit card aliases / unique numbers? [closed]

It seems that compromised credit card numbers have become a cost of banking--often through no fault of the bank or the consumer. But getting a new credit card number is a real pain in the neck--you ...
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Automatic bill payment - direct deposit or automatic checks through mail?

I have a personal account with BOA and I'm curious how I should set up my automatic payments (to utilities, landlord and friends). Should I A) go directly to the companies (that have to pay) and ...
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How do you maintain your personal financial account #s and passwords?

I've done the larger estate planning questions for myself and my growing family, but on the less tangible and digital keys, how do you maintain a list of your financial information? I know nearly all ...
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How to use debit card with money on savings account?

I see that a lot of banks offer savings account and current account with online banking. Usually the savings account can have instant access and some interest rate, while the current account has no ...
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How to automate and streamline saving for multiple large purchases?

My situation is the following: I want to automate as much of my finances as possible I want to have multiple savings goals (perhaps house, wedding, new car, or recurring 'savings' items like car ...
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Why are interbank payment (settlement) systems closed for weekends and holidays?

Why are interbank payment (settlement) systems (TARGET2, for example) closed for weekends and holidays? Are they saving on the electricity of their servers or something? Or are they really checking ...
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Digital money pots?

I want to be able to create digital money pots, similar to the physical piggy banks people keep at home, i.e. Pot 1: Money for food per month Pot 2: Money for car fuel per month Pot 3: Money for fun ...
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US Banks offering Security Tokens in 2012 [closed]

I'm wondering what banks in the US offer security tokens (keyfobs or an Android app serving the same function). I'm having difficulty digging up any details about this, since every bank happily claims ...
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Why is there a delay on credit card transactions showing up on my online statement?

If I make a purchase with my credit card there is a delay of a few days before it shows up on my online statement. If I make a purchase with my debit card it usually is displayed that day. Why the ...
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How to change a large quantity of U.S. dollars into Euros?

What is the best way to change $30,000 dollars from the U.S., into Euros to Europe ? Is an international bank account the best solution? If not, then what?
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How do I remotely open a bank account in Thailand?

A friend of mine told me that Thai bank account has no limitations in paypal for transfers, etc. I would like to try it out and open bank account in Thailand, register paypal account for it and use it ...
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Is it possible that your bank balance goes to negative

Recently I was in Spain and I withdrew all money from my account while returning. At night I checked my balance online and it showed -250 Euros. Is it possible? Should I have done something about it?
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How can I evaluate a bank's online connectivity?

How do I evaluate a new bank or credit union's online system? I use quicken and I currently have problems like unexpected down time from the bank or quicken saying there are no more transactions ...
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Which institutions in Canada offer true read-only guest accounts? [closed]

I've been reading a lot about Mint.com and Yodlee, but I just can't get over the fact that they store a set of credentials which could be used to empty your bank account if they fell into the wrong ...
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Joint bank account - is this normal?

I've recently opened a joint bank account with my fiancee. And yet, everything seems to be in his name, with me tacked on as an afterthought. Is this the normal way of doing things? If I were to move ...
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Is a “secure key” token for authenticating to online banking really more secure?

I have one of these secure key things, that I have to use to log into my bank account. It is extremely annoying, and makes mobile banking awkward. So I want to know if it's worth it. The key, once I'...
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Security of Online Bank/Brokerage/Mutual Fund Accts?

Online bank/mutual fund/brokerage accounts and electronic transfers make it easy to move money around. However, I've started to wonder a little about the security. Assume for the sake of argument ...
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Online savings or money market account with a guaranteed rate?

I'm planning to move my rainy-day fund into an online savings or money market account in the near future. For a couple of months, I've been keeping an eye on rates and recommended accounts at sites ...
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Why do banks encourage me to use online bill payment?

In the US, most consumer banks offer online bill paying. It's convenient for me, but what's in it for the bank? Many vendors take payment electronically, but some require a paper check sent via the ...
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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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Why doesn't Bank of America or Wells Fargo have free ACH push or pull funds transfer?

Using my credit union's account I can do free ACH push or pull from both of my Bank of America or Wells Fargo checking accounts. However, I was wondering why doesn't Bank of America or Wells Fargo ...
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Feedback regarding online services of credit unions like Alliant

I am considering opening an online account that I can operate over the internet with a CU. Would it be possible given that I am a international student on a F1 Visa in the US and not a US Citizen or ...
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How can a freelancer get a credit card? (India)

I work freelance for clients, in other countries, and paid via Paypal and other methods. When I applied for a credit card in my country, it was rejected. They mention as I don't get a salary and I ...
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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 do I do with the paper check when I make a deposit over the Internet

Just opened an account at a credit union that allows me to make deposits over the Internet with my scanner and a Java app. I assume I need to keep the actual check for at least until the money shows ...
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What banks work best with accounts in multiple states?

Many years ago I opened my first account at Citibank thinking it's a "global" bank and I can use it for years. Since then i moved many times and eventually to a different state. As I found out to my ...
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U.S. banks with their own financial aggregator online tool?

What banks in the U.S. have their own financial aggregator? I know two banks in Canada have them: RBC’s myFinanceTracker and BMO’s MoneyLogic. I don't expect a better product than Mint.com, but at ...
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What are the some banks for businesses looking to handle *everything* online?

My business works with contractors and customers around the world and I have plans for long-term travel for myself. The small local bank I'm currently with doesn't seem like a good fit for my company. ...
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Which bank(s) allow you to open AND close CDs online?

Most banks allow you to transfer money into a Certificate of Deposit (CD) using their website. However, once you open a CD you usually have to call to close or otherwise modify the CD account when it ...
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Are there any banks with a command-line style user interface?

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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Is there such a thing as a deposit-only bank account?

My employer wants me to give my routing-numbers, social-security numbers, and basically everything else required to take money out of my account, to several third-party direct-deposit websites (one ...
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Checking to brokerage transfer latency: Why does it take 3 days to move money, even at the same bank?

It takes my bank 3 days to transfer money back and forth to my brokerage account, even though my checking and brokerage accounts are both with the same bank. I don't understand why in the digital age ...
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US bank w/ free online incoming/outgoing international wire transfers, no monthly charges, online application [closed]

What US banks let me do the following: % Send and receive international wire transfers for free % Send wire transfers online % Pay no monthly fees % (optional) Apply for an account online. ...
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What is an alternative to bank CD accounts that would pay slightly more interest?

I am looking for an FDIC (or other reliable body) insured account that pays more in interest than CDs. What is the next step up, interest wise, from CDs, even if it means tieing up the money longer ...
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Remote Deposit a check (By scanning) for non-business users?

Does anybody have a first hand experience with scanning a check and posting it (either by email or a bank web interface) and willing to comment about the experience ? What Banks in the US support "...
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Do there exist any wikipedia type sites for evaluating financial service providers?

How do people go about getting a feel for the soft features of financial service providers? My biggest criterion in purchasing financial services, such as bank accounts or investment accounts, aside ...
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What are the drawbacks to using my bank's online billpay service?

I'm thinking about signing up for my bank's online bill-pay service, but I'm concerned about putting someone in between me and my service providers. My questions: Have you had any problems with ...
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If banksimple.com is not a bank, what is it?

I came across Banksimple.com, and I was wondering whether or not it is safe to entrust your money to. The About Us page says We partner with select deposit-taking institutions. We spend our time ...
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Is ING Direct Orange Savings a decent online savings account?

I'm looking for a good savings account that's 100% online and provides a good interest rate. I saw ING Direct (http://home.ingdirect.com/products/products.asp?s=OrangeSavingsAccount) and it this ...
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On-line banking account with Maestro (or some other debit card)

I need an account outside of Croatia where I live in, to link it with PayPal to be able to gather income generated by it. I would like to avoid USA banks, and in fact, I would like to find the ...
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How does mint.com connect to online banks in order to get or download transaction data?

How does mint.com connect to online banks in order to get or download banking transaction data? Do banks have a standard mechanism for mint.com to connect, or is mint.com simulating a real person ...