July 7th, 2014
Want to hear a secret? There are thousands upon thousands of unclaimed bank accounts being managed by Treasury officials all across the country. Some of these accounts have less than twenty dollars and some have substantially more. That’s only one secret about unclaimed accounts. Here are a few more you might like to know, including one well-kept secret about how to find unclaimed bank accounts that may belong to you.
Secret #1: You Can Find Unclaimed Bank Accounts Using the Internet
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August 18th, 2011
Banks are the most common and frequently utilized financial institution in a person’s life. It is an unfortunate fact that a majority of the unclaimed funds are because of the abandoned bank accounts and some of these are never claimed back. If you are looking to claim back your lost money which is lying in some bank, the best place to start will be the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s web site at www.fdic.gov. Every type of bank can be found under the “bank Find” tab. The unclaimed money can be requested within a period of one and a half years, and after, the funds are handed over to FDIC.
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January 17th, 2011
Many are owed bank pay-outs from Washington Mutual. With Washington Mutual going into the history books, many of its customers might be entitled to one last withdrawal coming into their mailbox. Millions of dollars held in accounts which have been dormant at the time of its bankruptcy have been transferred to the states’ unclaimed property offices.
J.P. Morgan Chase purchased Washington Mutual in 2008 after its failure to serve the interests of its customers. The Federal Deposit Insurance Company (FDIC) which was the supervising agency in the seizure of Washington Mutual handed over at least $251.4 million in unclaimed money to different states.
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September 1st, 2010
There’s almost $33 billion in unclaimed money from old payroll checks, utility refunds, trust distributions, stocks, banking or checking accounts, certificates of deposit and the contents of safe deposit boxes waiting to be reclaimed, according to NAUPA (National Associate of Unclaimed Property Administrators). A property is considered abandoned if it has been dormant for more than three years. This type of property is turned over to the state of the last known address and the state hold this money until you or your heirs claim it. The good part is that the unclaimed money can be claimed anytime.
Unclaimed Bank Money
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July 30th, 2010
Inactive bank accounts are one of the major contributors to the unclaimed cash with which U.S. state treasury is overflowing. States neither can use this huge unclaimed cash nor can dispose it off. States can only wait for the rightful owners of the unclaimed cash to come forward, stake claim and take away what is theirs.
Bank accounts and banking activities are contributing to the rising mound of unclaimed property. Savings accounts that are not properly closed or left inactive are turning out to be the major cause of concern. Banks in the U.S. are holding many accounts that are dormant. The number of checks that are not redeemed and forgotten are moreso a concern for the banks.
This is a preview of: Claim Your Cash, One Bank Account at a Time
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