Unclaimed assets and dormant accounts in the United Kingdom - Great Britain, Scotland & Wales
UK Unclaimed Assets and Forgotten Funds
Unclaimed Asset Search:
Trace and Claim Missing Assets
The Financial Times reports there is a "sea of unclaimed assets sloshing around the financial system" very conservatively estimated to be worth £77 billion!
Assets are considered dormant when contact with the owner is lost - typically due to a name change after marriage or divorce, an unreported change of address or expired postal forwarding order, and incomplete or illegible records.
It's important to note millions of family members remain unaware they’re entitled to collect unclaimed assets owed deceased relatives, who passed on without leaving updated financial records for their heirs.
The majority of this lost money comes from dormant bank accounts, orphan pensions, unknown windfalls, missing shares and abandoned dividends, forgotten life insurance policies, National Savings Certificates and Premium Bonds which have not been redeemed. But also included is £300 million in unclaimed National Lottery winnings!
|BBA British Bankers Association Dormant Bank Accounts||BSA Building Societies Association Lost Accounts|
|NS&I Unclaimed Premium Bonds and Prizes||Euro-millions Unclaimed Lottery Winnings|
|National Lottery Outstanding Prizes||Court Funds Office Unclaimed Balances|
|Missing Life Insurance||Unclaimed UK Government Stock and Gilts|
|Unclaimed Shares and Dividends||Windfall Bonus Shares|
|National Savings & Investments Tracing Service||Pension Service Orphan Pension Search|
|Scotland Unclaimed Estates||Halifax Unclaimed Accounts|
|HBOS Bank of Scotland Unclaimed Accounts||Halifax Unclaimed Demutualisation Shares|
|Nationwide-Portman Windfall Shares||Standard Life Abandoned Demutualisation Shares|
Consumer Alerts - Unclaimed Assets and Dormant Accounts in the News...
There are over six million National Lottery winners every week.
£8,145,065 has yet to be claimed across the UK in lottery and EuroMillions prize money. Go to:
Euromillions Lottery Prize Search
► NS&I holds 900,000 unclaimed Premium Bond prizes worth more than £44 million. The oldest is a £25 winner in 1957. Two £100,000 prizes, a £50,000 prize and two worth £25,000 also remain unclaimed. Go to: Unclaimed Premium Bond Prizes
► The BBC reports £15bn is held in dormant bank and building society accounts. Did you or a family member have funds at a bank or building society that moved, changed name or closed? Initiate a trace at: Dormant Account Search
► Life insurance policies are easily misplaced due to their long-term nature. Sources very conservatively estimate £2bn is languishing in forgotten and unclaimed life policies around the UK. Go to: Missing Life Insurance Trace