Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Online banks ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Online banks
Category: Business and Money > Finance
Asked by: wrznet-ga
List Price: $150.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2004 10:13 PDT
Expires: 25 May 2004 10:13 PDT
Question ID: 335925
Hello !
Looking for the list of banks that will allow me to do wire transfers
online with instant setup (or 1-2 days).As an example,but this is the one
I have managed to find so far...
Subject: Re: Online banks
Answered By: nancylynn-ga on 26 Apr 2004 10:21 PDT
Hello wrznet-ga: 

The following is a list of American and offshore banks that allow
quick setup of accounts and wire transfers.

Be aware that U.S. banks, in accordance with the 2001 Patriot Act 's
"International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-Terrorist Financing
Act of 2001,"which "makes it more difficult for terrorists and other
criminals to use the country's financial system for illicit purposes,
the law requires financial institutions to establish procedures to
obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who
opens an account. . . . ."
From the Massachusetts's Division of Banks:

Therefore, when you open an account with U.S.-based banks, you must
provide your name, address, date of birth, and Social Security number.
In a few cases you may also be asked to fax in your Social Security
card or driver's license, etc.

Yahoo Directory of Internet Banks:

Not all of the Internet banks listed there meet your criteria. Here
are the ones that match your needs:

Anglo American Bank: "offshore, online services include international
bill payment and wire transfers, multi-currency . . . ."

CompuBank "offers virtual banking services, including business and
personal accounts, wire transfers, bill payments, direct deposit, and

However, when you click on that hyperlink you'll see, "coming soon,"
so please keep checking back to see when CompuBank launches.

On that page, near top left, see link "wire transfer" and click to
bring up pop-up box.

Direct Banking from SalemFive

E*Trade Bank
Wire transfers:

First Internet Bank of Indiana:
Wire transfers:

Griffon (Offfshore) International Bank offers to setup an account in 5 minutes:
Provides international money wires:

HSBC Bank, Hong Kong, offers online banking and wire transfers:
(Then click on "Internet Banking").

National InterBank:
Wire transfers:

Nexity Bank:
Wire transfers:

Umbrella Bank:
Wire Transfers:

The search string "online bank +instant account setup +wire" yielded these results:

Bank of Internet: 

Union Bank of California:,,2485_3672,00.html
Wire transfers:,,2485_4713,00.html

Putnam Savings Online:

Online Offshore Banking, Isle of Man:

Charter One Bank:
Wire transfers:
(That page includes a section on wire transfers. Some accounts feature
free wire transferring.)

PC Banker/American Bank:
Wire transfers:

For more resources, see this list of online banks at MSN's  Online
Banking Group Message Board

Look to left to see list of online banks. At right, see discussion
board where you can read feedback from clients of various online

I hope my research is of help to you. Please post a "Request For
Clarification," if you need help navigating any of the above links, or
if you require clarification on any of the above points, prior to
rating my answer.

Google Answers Researcher

Clarification of Answer by nancylynn-ga on 27 Apr 2004 04:50 PDT
I just re-read my answer and want to clarify: when I quoted from the
Patriot Act, I wasn't trying to imply that you might be up to
something nefarious!

Some of the banks I listed *may* need slightly more than 1 or 2 days
to get your account set up, due to the requirements of the Patriot

However, some of the banks I listed advertise themselves as offering
immediate account setup.

There are no comments at this time.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy