Do banks require background checks to open accounts?

Answer Banks are not allowed to conduct criminal background checks on clients. They are authorized to conduct credit checks and account history checks prior to opening an account. This ability is granted ... Read More »

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Does anyone such as the FBI CIA do background security checks and checks for citizenship on members of Congress and the President elect?

They MAY do so as a pre-requisite for their accessing certain classified information during their terms of office after they are elected. HOWEVER, there is no Constitutional requirement that these ... Read More »

How do I deposit Canadian checks in US banks?

Locate a BankContact your usual banking institution. Ask if they will deposit the Canadian check and what the fees are, if any. Ask how long you must wait before the funds are available in your acc... Read More »

How to Cash Canadian Checks in U.S. Banks?

If you have received a check in the mail from a Canadian bank, cashing it or depositing it into an American bank account may be a minor challenge. Some banks are more accepting of international che... Read More »

Do banks accept third-party checks?

Some banks will accept third-party checks, and others will not. Some banks will accept third-party checks if they have been endorsed over to a person. The only way to actually tell is to contact an... Read More »