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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 EU (Germany -> Poland)

Theoretically we have now SEPA system, which should allow low-cost money transfers between bank accounts within EU. About a year ago I've asked my German bank (Postbank) about the costs of money ...
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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 ...