Q&A :Banking

Why does CDIC insure deposits only until $100,000?

$100K CAD appears a low maximum, esp. for retirees. FDIC does so until $250K USD.

Is there a limit of how much one can get wired to a US bank account from another bank account in a foreign country?

I know about the 10k limit if you deposit cash where you are required to fill out a form. But what about a bank to bank wire transfer? Is there a limit to how much you...

Please help: Is it safe to give this personal and banking information to someone?

Is it safe to give this information to someone? Name of Account Holder: Name of Bank: Bank Account Number: Address of the Bank Branch: Bank Swift Code: Phone Number of...

Moving relatively large amount of money from one account to another

During a summer I worked in Norway and made a decent amount of money (~ $10k). Due to tax reasons, I had to open a bank account there I am now living (and will soon be...

See reported data under OECD AEOI?

In the US, we can access data about us (such as credit report data used by lenders) under FOIA or Freedom of Information Act. Since the US has FATCA for international...

Bank account when owner dead

What does a bank typically do when the account owner dies, and nobody came to claim the money? Do they leave the money in that account ad vitam aeternam, or does it get...

Lost check made out to a school organization

Today I lost a sizeable check made out to a school club. What should I do? Can anyone who finds this check use my acct number to withdraw funds? Currently, the check has...

Bank's Reporting Responsibilities on Closing Accounts

Is a bank required under law to report the bank’s closing of your account to ChexSystems or any credit reporting agency

Reactivate a dormant account with Bank of America as a nonresident

I am a French Citizen, I opened an account with Bank of America in 2009 that I used every year during my vacations, but I have not been to the US for 5 years so the...

Negative balance effect credit score

I have an saving account in Oriental Bank. I am not using this account for last 1.5 year. Currently the balance is negative. I am staying in Bihar since last two year....