Uproar as some Dutch banks begin freezing accounts of Americans lacking TINs

"Dozens" of customers of Dutch banks have come forward to report that their bank accounts in the country have been frozen, and banking services otherwise being denied to them, because they are considered to be American and yet have failed to provide the banks with their U.S. "tax information numbers" (TINs), according to reports out of the Netherlands.

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Dutch banking ass'n uses website video to urge 'accidental American' account-holders to get SS#s

In the latest development in what is becoming a fast-moving international story concerning the bank accounts of tens of thousands of "accidental Americans" living outside of the U.S., it has emerged that the Dutch Banking Association has posted an animated video on the home page of its website in which it warns such clients of the need to get their U.S. Social Security numbers – if they don’t wish to lose their Dutch bank accounts.

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American Citizens Abroad's U.S.-citizen-friendly bank account marks 3-year anniversary

In March 2016, after years of lobbying U.S. government officials over the problems that American expats had been having in being able to get bank accounts and mortgages while abroad, the American Citizens Abroad organisation announced a partnership with the State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) to provide such expats with US-citizen-friendly banking services.

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