Portman Takeover Bonus Unclaimed Windfall

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Portman Building Society’s 1.8 million qualifying members can expect payouts of between £200 to £1,000 pursuant to the building society’s 2007 takeover by Nationwide. For savers, the merger bonus will be worth 5.75% of either their total balance at the close of business on September 11, 2006, the day before the merger was announced; or of… Click Here to Read More

Scotland Unclaimed Estates

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In Scots law ownerless goods (Bona Vacantia) – including the assets of dissolved companies and the assets of missing persons – fall to the Crown, which is administered by the QLTR. The Office of Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (QLTR) is held by the Crown Agent. The realised value of such assets is paid by… Click Here to Read More

Unclaimed Shareholdings, Dividends and Windfall Shares

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All limited companies in the UK are registered at Companies House, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR). There are more than 2 million limited companies registered in Great Britain, and more than 300,000 new companies are incorporated each year. Estimates are around £3 billion is owed to UK… Click Here to Read More

UK Government Stock and Dividends

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National Savings and Investments used to administer unclaimed UK Government Stock (Gilts) and dividends. Now all unclaimed Government Stock is handled by the Registrar at Computershare Investor Services. To search for unclaimed holdings of stock and interest payments contact the Registrar with as much of the following information as possible: Name of holding Registered address… Click Here to Read More

Court Funds Office Unclaimed Balances Unclaimed Estates & Missing Inheritances

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There are various kinds of Unclaimed Funds in Court, also called Estates in Chancery or Money in Chancery. These include: monies paid in under civil litigation and other proceedings dealt with in County Courts and the High Court where no transaction has taken place for a period of 10 years (5 years before 1st December, 2000);… Click Here to Read More

NS&I National Savings Unclaimed Premium Bond Prizes

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NS&I – National Savings and Investments – is one of the largest savings organisations in the UK, with over 26 million customers and more than £100 billion invested. NS&I separated from the Post Office Savings Bank in 1969. In 1996, it became an Executive Agency of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. More than a third… Click Here to Read More