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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #60 on: March 27, 2016, 02:39:11 PM »

pay ביטוח לאומי by credit card. I've never done hora'at keva with them BH.
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And I need the bank so they can pay me not VV.

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
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CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #62 on: March 27, 2016, 04:36:13 PM »
Secret bank?
lol . No . Just felt bad to take up a bunch of thread when basically was a two person convo . U in the same boat ?

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #63 on: March 27, 2016, 04:50:26 PM »
lol . No . Just felt bad to take up a bunch of thread when basically was a two person convo . U in the same boat ?

Nope, my wife has a tz.

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #65 on: March 27, 2016, 05:03:14 PM »
lol . No . Just felt bad to take up a bunch of thread when basically was a two person convo . U in the same boat ?
You never know who will benefit even if they do not have anything to add
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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #66 on: March 27, 2016, 06:32:28 PM »

You never know who will benefit even if they do not have anything to add
very true . I used to know the Israeli banks much better but I hardly use it now. Mostly use my American accounts. I'll speak to a friend who's still a Bucky and report back of the best options that I know of. I just need a little bit a chazara since the new gezeiros of foreign student accounts.

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #67 on: March 28, 2016, 07:13:25 AM »
PM not received.

You never know who will benefit even if they do not have anything to add
Update:
Leumi is not taking any new foreign student accounts and when there isn't enough money in current foreign student accounts they are looking to get rid of them. (Multiple reports I was given about the same letter being received)
Poalim is an option for foreign students. with the new gezeiros though not everything is free anymore. The monthly service fee for the account is waived, however a foreign  student's accounts has a main branch which are s in town, so anything above transfers, hora'at keva, deposits and withdrawls are Don in town. There are fees for foreigners in terms of withdrawls, debit card monthly fees, sometimes swipes, transfers  and check books. When an account has alot of activity with alot of money they do get suspicious. Additionally they do make you give SSN and must sign a w9 with them to open. In terms of convenience it's pretty good beside for the hours (like every other bank basically). They do have a a pretty good online and app banking. I personally stay with them for the convenience as of now.
Discount and pagi : (whoever heard if them besides for the kollel check? Lol) seriously though, discount I don't know of anything better that poalim . Poalim if anything over other banks like discount, pagi and Mizrahi is batter IMO just because of there being more branches.
Doar bank account : the cheapest out of everybody. In terms of paying the various like we foreign students do from other banks. Doar has the least. If it is that a person is sent need much convenience from a bank for depositing, withdrawls , transferring and online banking which doesn't have mobile deposit then the best option in terms of cheapest is doar.
I hope this is helpful.

(the one idea I haven't looked into yet, however pretty curious about is if  having an Israeli paypal account will serve as an Israeli checking account for all necessary needs like bituach Leumi, kitzvat Yiladim,  hora'at keva to schools etc . )

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #68 on: March 29, 2016, 10:46:10 AM »
Do the regulations about foreign students opening Bank accounts apply to all passport holders or only Americans

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2016, 08:06:35 AM »
what bank should i open an account in? what kind of account?

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #70 on: August 03, 2016, 04:00:32 PM »
what bank should i open an account in? what kind of account?

Know adays it is kind of hard to open an account but I was able open a an account in Mizrachi Tifachot in Kikar Tzion ( I think its this one : https://www.google.co.il/maps/place/Mizrahi+Bank/@31.7815092,35.2153722,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x150329d6562d2ed3:0x2e778ea86abe4433!8m2!3d31.7815047!4d35.2175609?hl=en). I went to "Ohad" the Foreign Account Manger. He had me fill a out a W-9 and took a copy of my US License and Passport and then brought to the regular account mangers to open an account.

Post if you have any luck opening an account.

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2016, 05:05:11 PM »
There's no simple way anymore to opening a free student account? Which bank on paran should I go to open one?
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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #72 on: August 03, 2016, 05:10:41 PM »


There's no simple way anymore to opening a free student account?
With a visa? There is.

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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2016, 05:11:45 PM »
With a visa? There is.
Any on paran? Do I need a letter from a yeshiva or is the student visa enough?
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Re: CC and Bank Accounts in Israel?
« Reply #74 on: August 03, 2016, 05:19:51 PM »
Its possible there is, but when I went to open an account about a month ago they all told me to go to the Ben Yehuda/ Kikar  Tzion Branch.
Since the US cracked down on there tax laws it is making it very hard for Americans to get Bank Accounts. The banks are just not interested in dealing with Americans who come and go.

A letter from yeshiva can never hurt. In my case it took some pushing until they wanted to honor it. I am still not a 100% sure if gave me a free a student account or not since a month has not passed since I opened the account.