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Are there any Islamic banking system in Italy?

I was wondering if there is any Islamic banking system in Italy.
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Spanish Court ruling on working remotely

Recently, some Spanish consulates have been telling applicants for a "non-lucrative" visa that their income cannot be from any job, not even telecommuting for a non-Spanish company. Someone posted in ...
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Ireland Visa Minimum Finances Requirement

I have received a job offer from a university in Ireland, and I am currently in the process of applying for an Employment (Scientific Researcher) visa for Ireland. One of the required documents is an ...
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Tuition in the Netherlands for a person with a German family reunion visa

I have a question of the tuition fee for bachelor study in netherland, there are two different level of fees. One for EU citizens and one for none. However it also shows in law that people who has ...
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I've left the EU. Should I keep my bank account and credit card?

I was expatriated in the Netherlands for a little under three years, and am now back in my home country (Palestine/Israel). I don't expect to live in the EU again in the near future. I still have an ...
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How to calculate household size?

My sister has 4 persons in her household, and she is sponsoring my wife (which makes it 5). She has declared an income of about 35k last year, which is not enough for a household of 5, but is enough ...
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Is digital signing Form I-864 is acceptable?

I am filling form I-864 to sponsor a family member. I should submit the form online, and the form is pdf file which can get filled using a pdf editor. My question is about a the signature needed on ...
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Building my credit in the USA [duplicate]

Referring to Philippe Leybaert's answer some time back, he stated not to give out your social security number to companies that request it. I am applying for a secured credit card and many card ...
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Cheap base for job hunting in the US after relocation

I'm considering relocating to the US before finding a job there in order to improve the chances of getting one (yes, I am able to do that legally). However, this will of course cost a huge amount of ...
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How can US citizens living overseas freeze their credit?

After learning about Equifax's failure to keep sensitive financial data of over 100 million Americans secret, I am considering a security freeze on my credit record. I found the relevant pages of the ...
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U.S. bank refinancing auto loans for for internationally held car

I'm a U.S. citizen living and working in New Zealand. The auto loan rates in NZ are much worse than the rates I can get in the U.S. (~10% APR vs. ~3% APR in the U.S.). About a year ago I bought a car ...
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How to prove Means of Subsistence for two years of graduate school in Europe?

I'm a US citizen who applied for graduate school in Italy this year. I was accepted, but am deferring my enrollment till next year and working this year because I know I won't be able to meet the ...
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Can credit score be transferred from UK to Australia?

I have quite a good credit rating in UK which allows me to get mortgages approved more easily, getting credit cards and such,... there is possibility of me ending up in Australia... I am sure I am ...
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Wills, when moving to another Common Law country

A few years ago, a family member of mine moved from England out to Australia, and has decided they'll be there for good now. Before they moved, they had made a Will in England, which at the time was ...
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How to Buy an Apartment in Germany living on the blue card [closed]

I would like to buy an apartment in Germany, and I live on the blue card. How can I do it? If not possible now, when will it be? What is the procedure?
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How to go about leasing a car in Germany? [closed]

I will lease a car in Germany. What do I need in order to get it? What would be the procedures, documents needed? And last question is: I don't want to do any payment, of any percentage of the car. ...
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Cash back credit cards in the Netherlands? [closed]

Is there any credit card issuer in the NL where I can have some cash back? Cash back credit/debit cards are such that award customers an occasional rebate equal to a percentage of their purchases. It'...
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Details on financial situation for EPFL PhD student

I recently got what seems like a once in a lifetime offer to start a PhD at EPFL Lausanne under a world renown scientist running perhaps the leading research group in the world in this field. This is ...
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Does a UK family visa require employment with a UK firm?

I have dual US/UK citizenship, and I was looking into the visa requirements for moving my wife and children (all exclusively US citizens) to the UK. We would all be moving there from the US at the ...
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How to find the best place for currency exchange in the UK?

I've recently moved to London and brought some foreign currency (namely, US dollars) in cash with me. What would be the best place to exchange these for pounds? I'll open a bank account soon, but I'm ...
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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 in the middle of the year. Am I eligible for tax refund?

I worked in The Netherlands at my previous employer from August 2013 until July 2014 and I was granted the 30% ruling. After this, I moved to Ireland for a new job. Should I expect to get some tax ...
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Financial aid while studying in France

I am going to study in Paris for a year (Erasmus). My sending institution will cover some part of my expenses but until I am able to find a job I will be living off my savings. Are there any ...
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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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In the Netherlands, can I be taxed on savings I have from my country of origin?

In a strictly hypothetical situation where I had a reasonable sum of money in savings in the UK (my country of origin), and I had moved to the Netherlands, would the Dutch government require me to ...
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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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Will I get the same student benefits and discounts in the U.S. as a foreign student?

Am an expat student in the U.S., Am I going to get the same student benefits and discounts in the U.S. just like the local students using my student ID?