Tuesday, December 12, 2006

At the Bank


No matter where you live, opening a bank account, writing or cashing a check are ordinary activities. When traveling, you also need access to money, which means you need to know how to talk about it in the local language. Here's a page of useful Spanish vocabulary related to money and banking so that you can change money, talk about your payment method, manage bank accounts, and more.

Accounts

  • Bank account = Cuenta bancaria
  • Account holder = Cuentahabiente, Titular
  • Current account = Cuenta corriente
  • Checking account = Cuenta de cheques, Cuenta de depósitos monetarios
  • Savings account = Cuenta de ahorros
  • To open an account = Abrir una cuenta
  • To close an account = Cerrar una cuenta
  • To settle an account = Finiquitar una cuenta
Checks
  • Check (US), Cheque (UK) = Cheque
  • In payment, in compensation = En compensación
  • Paid-up = Liberado
  • Blank check = Cheque en Blanco
  • Bearer check, Open check, Check payable to bearer = Cheque al portador
  • Check without cover, Dud check = Cheque sin fondos
  • Bounced check = Cheque rechazado
  • Traveler's check = Cheque de viajero
  • Checkbook (US), Chequebook (UK) = Chequera, Talonario de Cheques
  • To write (or to make) a check for... = Extender (o hacer) un cheque por...
  • To cash a check = Cobrar / Hacer efectivo / Cambiar un cheque
  • To endorse a check = Endosar un cheque
  • To clear a check = Compensar un cheque, Liberar un cheque
  • To have a check bounce = Tener un cheque rechazado (o devuelto)
  • To balance one's checkbook = Establecer el saldo de su chequera
  • To order checks = Solicitar cheques (o chequera)
  • To buy a traveler's check = Comprar un cheque de viajero
Others
  • Account (statement) = Estado de cuenta
  • Savings book = Libreta de ahorros
  • Transaction = Transacción, Operación
  • Deposit = Depósito
  • Withdrawal = Retiro (Latinoamérica), Reintegro (España)
  • Debit = Débito
  • Credit = Crédito
  • Balance = Saldo
  • Transfer = Transferencia
  • Loan = Préstamo
  • Mortgage = Hipoteca
  • Rate of interest = Tasa de interés
  • Rate of exchange = Tipo de cambio
  • Foreign currency = Moneda extranjera
  • Remittance = Remesa
  • Deposit slip = Boleta de depósito
  • Available balance = Saldo disponible
  • Teller / Cashier = Cajero, Dependiente
  • Window = Ventanilla
  • To deposit (money in one's account) = Depositar (dinero en su cuenta)
  • To make a deposit = Hacer un depósito
  • To withdraw = Retirar
  • To make a withdrawal = Hacer un retiro (Latinoamérica), reintegro (España)
  • To earn interest = Ganar intereses
  • To accredit = Acreditar To debit = Debitar
  • To transfer = Transferir
  • To exchange money = Cambiar dinero (e.g. To exchange dollars for euros = Cambiar dólares por euros)

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