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GS Bank Review – A Bank For Savers And Low-Risk Investors

Goldman Sachs will allow private citizens to bank with it instead of just people on Wall Street. Their online bank is called the GS Bank and it is online-only, which means you cannot walk into a bank to talk about your account. We were not too keen on writing a GS Bank review because they do not offer checking accounts, they don’t have an ATM network, and they offer very few banking services. But, our users have sent requests for a GS bank review. What we did discover was that they are not a great bank, but they do...

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Synchrony Review – Are They As Bad As Their Online Reputation Suggests?

Synchrony is not a typical bank, but some people seem to use their accounts in a very frequent and daily manner. That wouldn’t normally be a bad thing except that Synchrony only offer savings accounts, which are not accounts you should play with on a daily basis. While researching this Synchrony review, we discovered that some people use their Synchrony account almost like a checking account, even though Synchrony does not offer checking accounts. The company even offers a fast-check cashing service, which is a little unusual for a savings account. After all, if you are having your check...

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Capital One Review – Capital One 360 Banking Services Review

Capital One has a great many financial services. Our Capital One review focuses on their Capital One 360 banking services. Just like any other bank, Capital One 360 allows you to open a checking account, set up a savings account and invest in CDs (Certificates of Deposit). While conducting our Capital One review, we were surprised to see how much Capital One 360 banking services differ from other online banks. There are almost no fees, and there is offline support in the form of High Street branches that you may find in your local town or city. To help...

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The Cheapest Ways To Send Money Internationally

Let’s do something we rarely do and deal with just the numbers for a change. In this article, we have compared 12 of the cheapest money transfer companies. They allow you to send money internationally without having to break the bank. With the exception of Transferwise, you are going to have to do a few calculations in order to figure out which is the best value for money. We have done the calculations for you. With the Transferwise entry, I had to reverse engineer the transaction to find break it down in the manner you see below. Send Money Internationally For Less This list is in order of the cheapest to the most expensive, and yet even the entry at number twelve is still cheaper than most exchange and transfer companies and banks you will find on the Internet. The list doesn’t deal with transfer times, limits, customer support, and all that other stuff that we usually cover. This article only concentrates on fees and the math. To create a consistent example, I used $1000 for each transaction, and I converted it to pound sterling, which is the currency used in the UK. I choose these two because the dollar and pound are both strong and do not fluctuate very much. It allowed me to run a fair test on all of them with the same exchange rate each...

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