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Old Oct 5th 2009, 11:10 am
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I am looking to move to USA how do I arrange getting money from
my brutish bank account transferred to the USA

Can I cash a british cheque in a US bank?

I want to transfer money electronically to the USA
I haven't got a bank account yet there?

Is barclays linked to Bank of America ?
Can I transfer money from Barclays to a Bank of America account?

I know I can withdraw money with my British debit card?

any advice?
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Old Oct 5th 2009, 11:35 am
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I am looking to move to USA how do I arrange getting money from
my brutish bank account transferred to the USA

Can I cash a british cheque in a US bank?

I want to transfer money electronically to the USA
I haven't got a bank account yet there?

Is barclays linked to Bank of America ?
Can I transfer money from Barclays to a Bank of America account?

I know I can withdraw money with my British debit card?

any advice?
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Old Oct 5th 2009, 1:25 pm
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Default Re: transfer money electronically to the USA

Originally Posted by brixham View Post
I am looking to move to USA how do I arrange getting money from
my brutish bank account transferred to the USA

Can I cash a british cheque in a US bank?

I want to transfer money electronically to the USA
I haven't got a bank account yet there?

Is barclays linked to Bank of America ?
Can I transfer money from Barclays to a Bank of America account?

I know I can withdraw money with my British debit card?

any advice?
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need to have an account first
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you really need to be in the US to open an account
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Old Oct 5th 2009, 1:51 pm
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I am looking to move to USA...
Really? On what visa?

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Old Oct 6th 2009, 12:16 am
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need to have an account first
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you really need to be in the US to open an account
some banks will cash a limey cheque, charge you a fortune though.

All moot if the OP isn't a USC or eligible for a visa though.

BoA/Barclays are linked, you won't get charged for using your Barclays debit card in BoA ATM's etc....but having a Barclays account won't help you open a BoA account.
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some banks will cash a limey cheque, charge you a fortune though.
All moot if the OP isn't a USC or eligible for a visa though.

BoA/Barclays are linked, you won't get charged for using your Barclays debit card in BoA ATM's etc....but having a Barclays account won't help you open a BoA account.
And it will take approx 8 weeks ... I did actually do this once. I don't remember the fees ... so that would lead me to believe they weren't too bad!!
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And it will take approx 8 weeks ... I did actually do this once. I don't remember the fees ... so that would lead me to believe they weren't too bad!!
Or they were so high your mind has blanked them!
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