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ABN AMRO hiked its fees on accounts when you live outside NL - what to do?

Starting July 2021, ABN AMRO has introduced a steep fee on accounts of people living outside NL: Between 2 and 15 EUR / month just for having the account, depending on the country you live in. This ...
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How to find out the name of the person that an IBAN number belongs to?

If you have someone's IBAN number in another European country than the one you're in (therefore, no local branch of their bank of where you are), is there a way to find out the full name of the person ...
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Bringing Money to the US from a Foreign Country

I am an immigrant and I want to bring money from my country to the US. I know I have to declare the amount of money if it is more than $10,000, However I don't know the tax policy on my money. Do I ...
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How can a US company regularly pay an overseas contractor?

I'm doing independent contract work for a small US company, remotely. I am not a US citizen nor resident, and do not have a US bank account. The company occasionally pays me sums of a few thousand ...
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Transferring money to the Netherlands which has been already taxed in the country of origin

I am an expat living in The Netherlands and I have the 30% ruling. I have savings in my home country and I have already paid all applicable taxes on them. The amount in consideration is about EUR 40k. ...
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Withdrawing money to buy a car in Japan

I'm an American living in Japan, and I'm looking to buy a car in Japan in the next couple months. I have a Chase bank account with a debit card and a Sapphire credit card. Unfortunately, I don't ...
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Moving to Europe from the US with $200k

I am planning to move permanently from the US to Europe. I have no job, address, or bank account yet. The question is how do I transfer the money? It seems that I can't wire it while still in the US ...
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How do bank transfer costs increase when you transfer further within the EU?

I know international bank transfers, across different national currencies, can get pretty expensive; while transfers between my own accounts in the same are typically free (may not be true everywhere)....
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Best way to move $100k+ from France to US?

I'm planning a real estate purchase in the US and will need to move $100k+ from multiple accounts I own in France to the US. Can someone advise on the best way to do this to minimize fees and delays? ...
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How to determine the fees when using a Dutch bank card overseas? [closed]

I want to use my Netherlands credit card overseas, to withdraw money in local currency in some non-European states (specifically: USA, Israel). What are, or how do I determine, the (typical) fees and ...
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European bank account [closed]

I am looking for a good bank account with mobile banking. I move a lot and have clients from e.g. Spain and Italy. I am an EU citizen and mostly move around the Eurozone. There is no point in opening ...
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Transfering Money From China to the US

What is the cheapest way to convert Chinese Yuan to US Dollars? The amount is between 35,000 and 300,000 CNY; a fairly large amount. Anyone have any tips about this? (FYI- asking for a friend; I don'...
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Exchanging money with an expat

I'm a EU citizen living in Brazil. My salary is paid to a Brazilian bank account in Reais (the local currency). I still have a loan my bank in the EU, so I have to transfer some money to them every ...
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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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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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What's the cheapest way to transfer funds to India from USA?

We have recently moved to US on a long term assignment and we have a home loan account in India, which would need monthly payments to be done. In order to do that we will have to send the dollars ...
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"Reverse" remittance - regularly moving money from Japan to Germany?

I am in the weird situation of being kind of a reverse expat. I used to work in Japan for quite a while, but have moved back to my home country of Germany. I continue to work for Japanese clients ...
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Is Bitcoin a viable solution for remittances when working abroad? [closed]

Because I work in several countries, I am sometimes paid in US dollars on my US account. Changing the money in Shekels and transferring it back to my account in Israel through the bank costs about $40 ...
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What is the cheapest way to send large amounts of money from EU to US?

There is a similar question regarding "small amounts of cash", but at some point I might need to transfer more than 50K€ to the US. I am looking for the cheapest (less commissions, better exchange ...
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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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How to send small amounts of money from EU to US?

Context: Settling small amount of personal debts to people in the US from the EU When Paypal isn't available, in what ways can small amount of cash (<~$100) be sent from the EU to the US, with ...
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Is it financially advantageous to transfer my Canadian earnings to Europe monthly, on in a big lump at the end of my stay?

I have my savings in Euros on a Dutch bank account, but my earnings are presently in Canadian dollars. I will likely live and work in Canada for three years. Connsidering the costs of transferring ...
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Avoiding pitfalls when transfering money between banks within the EU (Germany ⟶ Poland)

Theoretically, we now have the SEPA system, which should allow low-cost money transfers between bank accounts within the EU. About a year ago, I asked my German bank (Postbank) about the costs of ...
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Options to bring money when arriving in a new country

When one settles in a new country for a new job/life, what are the possible methods to bring in enough money to start, and what is their relative cost? I think the same kind of problems appears no ...
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How much untaxed money am I allowed to be gifted from an international transfer into the UK?

I am getting married and I will be receiving large money transfers from several family members as gifts, from South Africa into the UK. Is there any limit of gifted money I can deposit or receive ...
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