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Questions related to creating and using accounts in foreign or domestic banks.

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Banks suggestions in the Netherlands

I'll be working in the Netherlands, I want to open a bank account there. Id like to ask you for banks suggestions please . Having an English version for the online bank website is a critical issue ...
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Money transferred from France to the U.S

My husband is French but now lives in the U.S. He just sold an apartment in Lyon, but wants to send the money to the U.S. Is there a limit to how much can be sent over. Is there a bank we could use to ...
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Opening a French bank account in France for a French/USA dual citizen living in the USA

I have some money coming in from the sale of my mother's apartment in France. The notaire tells me the transfer has to be direct bank to bank, which will be expensive as I live in the US. I was ...
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Postal address without fixed abode?

Disclaimer: I'm not sure if this question is appropriate for this site, Travel SE, both or neither. For a great many amenities which are useful to most people (e.g. bank accounts), you need to supply ...
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How do I find a London bank that offers accounts as a US person?

I'm a US citizen and I've moved to London. At some point I'm going to need a bank account here. If I use my usual information-seeking resources (mostly Google searches) I find that everyone and his ...
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As a legal foreigner, how I can open a US dollar bank account in Chile?

Is it possible to open a bank account in Chile with with US dollars as currency?
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How can an American citizen working in India easily and cheaply send money to a bank account in the USA?

I am a US citizen who has taken a job in India. I will be there for at least a year, if not longer. I have savings accounts in the USA I want to continue to contribute to, as well as some financial ...
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Does a U.S. citizen have to give up his credit cards and bank accounts when he moves abroad?

Credit card applications usually say "must be a U.S. resident". If a U.S. citizen moves abroad temporarily, and he doesn't want to use his friends' or relatives' U.S. addresses to get his mail, and ...
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Depositing a large amount of cash during a short visit to the US [closed]

I am a US citizen living in Japan. I will briefly visit the US (1 week) and will simultaneously get a fairly sizable chunk of cash while there. Rather than carrying US dollars over to Japan with me (...
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Should I open a US bank account for my study abroad?

I am going to start a year's study in the US, transferring from the UK. I will be staying in San Diego, CA. In the UK, I currently have a student account with Santander and a general account with ...
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W9 Form for non resident dual-national

My son is opening a bank account in France. He was born in the USA, while we (English Parents) lived there for a few years. For the last 20 years (since age 5), he has been back in the UK, and is dual ...
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UK expat bank account [duplicate]

How can a UK citizen open a UK bank account without a UK address? Are there any UK banks which do this? I have recently been told that my UK bank account, used for pension payments, is to be closed ...
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Banking overseas when your US job pays you via Direct Deposit

For those who travel to different European countries and do not spend significant time (more than one year) at any one location, how do you handle your direct deposits and transfers from your US job?
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Open a Canadian bank account without being present in Canada?

What are the ways for a non-resident to open a Canadian bank account—preferably without fees—without being physically present in Canada? I know many (but not all) Canadian banks allow non-residents ...
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Left the Netherlands already, still have bank savings there, will it be taxed?

I have worked in the Netherlands for about two years, and I left just last summer. Since then the euros are going down and where I currently live there's a almost zero interest rate on savings, so I ...
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W9 Form is required by my bank. Do I have to report to the IRS income that is my Argentine wife's?

Regarding the Form W9 that my Argentine Bank is requiring: My wife (Argentine) is the main person on the checking account. I am just a secondary person on this account. She receives monthly ...
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At what point after becoming an expatriate of Cape Verde does one qualify as an “emigrant” for tax & banking purposes?

Cape Verde has a special "Cape Verdean emigrant" status that confers tax benefits on Cape Verde-source income. In particular, a 20% tax on bank CD interest is waived if you qualify. My wife and I will ...
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Open Bank Account with one year work permit in Malaysia

I'm an expat on a work permit in Malaysia. This is the second company I joined, few months back. Previously I worked for another company which provided me a three-year work permit. With the new ...
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Different withholding taxes for different investments in New Zealand?

I come from a country with a plethora of types of taxes for investments. Different investments have different types of taxes and/or different rates. I would like to know if it's the same in New ...
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Non-Resident Withholding Tax in New Zealand

I have an investment in ANZ and every time I receive an interest payment there is a discount of 33% of withholding tax. I have it for a while, the 33% quote doesn't vary with the amount of interest ...
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Where I can cash a paycheck in London without a bank account

Where can I cash a paycheck in London, if I don't have a bank account. Cheap and fast.
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My foreign bank is requesting I fill out a W-9

I am a U.S citizen who has been living in Argentina for the last 3 years. I am a legal permanent resident here and I work for an Argentine company, get paid in Argentine pesos and pay Argentine taxes. ...
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Opening student bank account in UK from New Zealand

I am planning on starting my studies in the UK later this year and I will spend roughly three years there (possibly staying on to find work). I would like to open a bank account in the UK from my ...
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Bank account for salary in another Euro country

I have a bank account in Euro in a bank in Europe inside the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) where I live an work. I'm wondering if I could relocate to another European country that it also uses ...
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Canada: How to create Job seeker account in Job Bank?

As per the news letter received from CIC Canada, Below is the point mentioned: To complete your online Express Entry profile, you will need to create a Job Seeker Account with Job Bank so you can ...
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My (soon to be) wife is not a US resident, but can we have a joint US bank account?

As a US citizen and employee of a US company, my bank accounts are in the US even though I spend very little time (2-3 weeks per year) physically in the US. I'm about to get married to a Guatemalan. ...
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Does moving house invalidate French cheques?

I was looking earlier at my French cheque book, and was rather surprised to see that the cheques not only have the bank's address on them, but also mine too. In other countries where I've had cheque ...
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International money transfer online from a French bank

I opened a bank account with Société Générale in France and got access to their Internet banking. I was surprised to see that a wire transfer can only be done online to another bank in France. For ...
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EU Friendly bank to use in Thailand

I am an EU citizen and I'd like to spend some month in Thailand (which may extend to years). I'd like to open an international bank account before leaving so that I have access to local branch in ...
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If I have several foreign accounts, only one of which is >$10k, do I need to report all on the FBAR?

I am a US citizen living outside the US for several years. For the first time, I had over $10,000 in a foreign account. Apparently, now I have to file an FBAR. I have several accounts overseas but ...
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As a foreigner opening a first bank account in France, how long to get a cheque book?

Thanks to the answers in How to open bank account in France if I don't have address of residence yet, I think I now possess the required documents in order to open a French bank account. Yey! As ...
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Are there alternatives to a cheque for “caution” (deposit) when renting as a new arrival in France?

I've been in France a few days now, and I'm looking to rent somewhere (hotels etc being a little expensive for the long term). Having spoken with a few agents, they all seem to want a Euro denominated ...
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Residency rules for opening a business bank account in the US

If I open an LLC in the US, can I open a US based business bank account for that LLC in the state where it is incorporated? I am a US citizen, but a permanent foreign resident. Do I have to be a ...
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Bound accounts in France and Canada

I am a resident in France and am considering moving back and forth to Canada in the next years. I currently have a bank account in France. I am looking for a bank that would offer an account in both ...
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Expat-friendly local bank in the Philippines?

I've been banking with BDO for a while, but I've found their service to be fraught with red tape and charges for very minor services. Just now, I was trying to move to a new branch. Going to a branch ...
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If we are unable to open, or keep open, a bank account because of FATCA, what are our other options?

I am a U.S. citizen. I have previously worked and lived in Austria and had offers to work there again. Austria has very strict banking secrecy laws. They cannot reveal a person's bank account details,...
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How are foreign savings/current accounts taxed in US?

When moving to the US on a H1B or L1 visa, how are savings and current accounts in Europe taxed? Are the interest on them taxed? What about changes of exchange rate between USD/GBP/EUR from one year ...
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Opening a Bank Account in Hong Kong as a new arrival?

If I've just arrived in Hong Kong to settle there, as a non-HK-national, how could I go about getting a Hong Kong bank account? I'm interested in the kinds of documents one would have to produce, and ...
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Are there foreign-resident friendly US bank accounts or brokerage accounts?

I often find that US banks/brokerages are not able to deal with foreign addresses. I've had Vanguard tell me that I cannot roll over an existing 401k into a new IRA account because I couldn't give ...
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How should I keep track of my financial assets across borders and currencies?

I'm an expat and am curious: Is there any better way out there to manage my various assets in differing currencies across borders and markets? Currently, I just use a spreadsheet, but it is becoming ...
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As a new arrival in France, will I have problems using a non-French Euro bank account?

I'm thinking of moving to France quite soon, and based on this question on opening a French bank account, I've some idea of what'd be involved in opening a new account there. However, I already have a ...
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Getting a bank account without a Norwegian fødselsnummer

The process of applying for a Norwegian fødselsnummer can take quite a while. At the same time, everything in Norway is paid by credit card which you cannot get without a bank account which in return ...
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How to open up your first UK bank account without proof of address?

In the UK, to prove your address you can usually use your bank statement. But to get a bank statement, you need to get a bank account, and to get a bank account, you have to prove your address. While ...
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How to open bank account in France if I don't have address of residence yet

I just moved into France from another EU country. I wanted to open a bank account, but traditional banks want a confirmation of address (either from the landlord or e.g. an electricity bill), and ...
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How can I find an affordable first credit card in Mexico?

I'm a US Citizen, now living in Mexico. I would like to find an affordable Mexican credit card, but I have no Mexican credit. What are my options?
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How to go about building credit history in the UK?

I understand that if I move to another country, my good credit history in the United States will not be recognized. But this leads to a chicken-and-egg issue: if no one will give me credit, how can I ...