Can one person transfer money from a joint account?
Any individual who is a member of the joint account can withdraw from the account and deposit to it. Usually, joint accounts are shared between spouses, close relatives or business partners. Either owner can withdraw the money from the account when they want to without getting permission from the other owner.
Can I remove my wife from a joint bank account?
Generally, no. In most cases, either state law or the terms of the account provide that you usually cannot remove a person from a joint checking account without that person’s consent, though some banks may offer accounts where they explicitly allow this type of removal.
How long before bank account becomes dormant?
If you don’t use your account for a long period of time the bank or building society may declare it dormant, but the length of time before this happens will vary between institutions. It could be as little as 12 months for a current account, three years for a savings account, or in some cases up to 15 years.
What happens if you get a payday loan and close your bank account?
If you close the checking account to keep the lender from taking what you owe, the lender might keep trying to cash the check or withdraw money from the account anyway. That could result in you owing your bank overdraft fees. The payday lender might send your loan to collections. Then there will be more fees and costs.