Find Lost Money – Claim Dormant Accounts

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.

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!

British Bankers’ Association (BBA) Dormant Accounts
The Dormant Account Unit
British Bankers’ Association
Pinners Hall, 105-108 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1EX
Telephone 020 7216 8909 / +44(0) 20 7216 8909
Online Form to Reclaim Funds from a Dormant Account

Mail-in Form to Reclaim Funds from a Dormant Account

Find out what happened to a bank which no longer exists
Building Societies Association (BSA) Lost Accounts
Lost Account Scheme
The Building Societies Association
York House, 23 Kingsway
London WC2B 6UJ
Online Lost Account Inquiry

Mail-in Form to Reclaim Funds from a Dormant Account

Trace a Building Society which no longer exists
National Savings and Investments (NS&I) Tracing Service
Tracing Service
National Savings and Investments
Blackpool FY3 9YP
Telephone: 0845 964 5000
Unclaimed Premium Bonds Search
Unclaimed Premium Bond Prizes
Premium Bonds
National Savings and Investments
Unclaimed Prize Search
National Lottery Outstanding Prizes
The National Lottery
Accounts Dept.
PO Box 287
Watford WD18 9TTM
Largest outstanding prizes

How to claim an outstanding prize
Pension Tracing Service
Pension Tracing Service
Tyneview Park - Whitley Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE98 1BA
0845 60 60 265
Trace a pension scheme: 0845 6002 537

Trace a pension online
Court Funds Office Unclaimed Balances
Court Funds Office
G58 1AB
Telephone: 0845 223 8500
Fax enquiries to: 0141 636 4398

Search the unclaimed balances fund

About the unclaimed balances fund

Standard Life Unclaimed Demutualisation Shares
Standard Life House
30 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH1 2DH
0845 275 3000
Email enquiries to:

Halifax Building Society Unclaimed Demutualisation Shares
HBOS plc
Trinity Road
West Yorkshire
Claims Information & Eligibility

Email enquiries to:#

Phone enquiries: 0870 121 2932
Halifax / Bank of Scotland Unclaimed Accounts
HBOS plc
PO Box 548
Submit an Online Inquiry

Banks and building societies merged with Halifax

Phone enquiries: 0870 121 2932
Scotland Crown Office Unclaimed Estates
The QLTR Unit
Crown Office
25 Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1LA

Tel: 0844 5613899 - (General Enquiries)
Fax: 0844 5614276
Unclaimed Advertised Estates

Tel: 0844 5613805 or 0844 561 4468 - (Bona Vacantia including Dissolved Company Cases)

Tel: 08445613806, 0844 5613802 or 0844 561 4468 - (Ultimus Haeres Cases)

Tel: 0844 5613806, 0844 5613805 , 0844 561 4468 - (Treasure Trove)
Unclaimed UK Government Stock and Gilts
Computershare Investor Services
Registrar’s Department
PO Box 2411
The Pavilions
Bristol BS3 9WX
Tel: 0870 703 0143
Unclaimed UK Government Stock Information

Search unclaimed Government stock and interest payments
Capita Registrars
Capita Registrars
Shareholder Administration Support

34 Beckenham Road

Tel: 0870 600 3989
International Tel: +44 (0) 20 8639 3399
Association of British Insurers Lost Life Insurance Policies
Association of British Insurers
51 Gresham Street
London EC2V 7HQ
Tel: 020 7600 3333
Fax: 020 7696 8999
For enquiries phone: 0207 600 3333

E-mail Enquiries:

Online Life Insurance Company Search
Euro-Millions Lottery Prizes
The National Lottery
PO Box 251
Watford WD18 9BR
0845 910 0000
Latest EuroMillions Results

Unclaimed Prizes

Draw History

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