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I can confirm that there are no fees charged (8 years with CS). It may be because the Visa network uses a differential in the exchange rate to make their money. It’s not CS that does the currency conversion, it’s Visa.


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No, you cannot. That would be a big breach of all kinds of privacy laws. What you can do is give the name of the account holder when you transfer the money. Then the bank should reject it when you put in "John Doe" but the account is registered to "Regina Miller". But they will never give you the data. (Just for the record, IBAN accounts ...


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This is a valid question that has real-world repercussions. It bears on the requirements of the US FATCA law and what potential actions one can expect from banks in the US, as well as in Canada, in the OP’s case. Unless you are resident in Iran, or some small country in Africa whose name I forget, all other nations have signed treaties with the US to abide ...


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You need to keep the Swedish Pensions Agency (Swedish: pensionsmyndigheten) updated on your address. Unlike some others, they do not get it automatically from Skatteverket! In 2012, the Swedish Pensions Agency issued a press release pointing out they were lacking the address of more than half the people with pension savings living abroad (most of them ...


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In most cases, banks aren't looking for reasons to close your account, but they may judge keeping it to be unduly risky depending on information you provide them. For example, a bank in country A providing service to a resident of country B might be required to comply with all relevant regulations of country B. As long as you pay all appropriate taxes, you ...


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I would say N26, it operates in the whole Europe and it just takes a videocall showing your passport to get an account and debit card. I must add that it has fantastic exchange rates to most of the currencies (it is integrated with transferwise). They also have overdrafts; saving accounts and you can withdraw money for free in most of the ATM in Europe 3 ...


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After visiting Kutxabank (excuse: does not work with foreigners), Bankinter (excuse: only opens accounts with clients that would stay in that town to keep it personal (in Valencia where pop in 0.5M)), BNNA (excuse: does not have foreigner accounts (they do advertise them online)), Santander (requires an insane amount of paperwork all translated and notarised ...


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