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A bit OT: Help with web merchant selection

On 04/15/2010 05:48 PM, Jack-rp9/bkPP+cDYtjvyW6yDsg at wrote:
> I understand in Europe, everyone knows their 'SWIFT' bank account
> number, and can use it like we do PayPal for almost no fees.  But that
> is what I just heard.
> SWIFT is a Belgium based worldwide organization of banks that have
> been contracted by the EU to run their version of the Federal Reserve
> clearing system.  It is available in the USA, but few banks want you
> to use it and they charge for its use similar to doing a wire transfer.=

> SWIFT also has a secured, private, IP based network (no it is no
> available via the internet, unless a customer has a serious firewall
> problem).  Expensive but very secure, and is available pretty much
> world wide.
> 5 or so years ago I supported a small bank in Houston's wire transfer
> dept that also did SWIFT for international wire transfers.
> <>
Try to fly to Europe today :-)

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