If the company has merged or gone out of business, the FDIC holds the unpaid dividends until the rightful owner steps up to claim them. Use the FDIC website’s search feature to find your unclaimed dividends along with the issuing institution. You can open a file online and receive your FDIC reference number.
How do I find lost dividends?
How to find lost dividends and shares
- Contact the relevant company.
- Contact the responsible state government department as the unclaimed monies may be either registered with that department or depending on the time that has lapsed, held by the department.
You can trace other lost shares by contacting the three main share registrars: Link Asset Services (Linkgroup.eu or 0371664 0300); Computershare (Computershare.com/uk); and Equiniti (Equiniti.com or 0371 384 2030).
How do I find lost stocks and bonds for free?
Go to Treasury Hunt at www.treasurydirect.gov, where you can enter your Social Security number or any family member who may have once owned a missing bond. You can begin your “Treasury Hunt” to see if you are owed anything to hopefully get free money.
The best place to start is to check with the share registrar – the organisation that maintains the list of shareholders in a particular company – that is named on the certificate. There are three main registrars in the UK – Capita, Lloyds TSB and Computershare.
Your Bank or your Registrar will do the rest! Once you have been verified and processed, you will receive all your unclaimed dividends. They will be paid into your chosen bank account.
What do companies do with unclaimed dividends?
Where a dividend has not been paid/claimed within 30 days of declaration then the unclaimed/unpaid balance is transferred to a special account opened by the company in a scheduled bank called the ‘Unpaid Dividend Account’.
Search for stock information on news websites.
Enter the ticker symbol in the search field of a financial services website, or use the stock-tracking tools provided by most major Internet browsers and search engines. For example, Yahoo! and Google both offer market information.
How do I find forgotten investments?
You can use the Treasury Hunt search engine, at www.treasurydirect.gov/indiv/indiv.htm, to track down matured savings bonds or missed payments from securities. Click on “Search for Your Securities in Treasury Hunt.” Simply type in your Social Security number to start.
How do I check if I have unclaimed UIF?
To find out if there are any unclaimed benefits owing to you, you can access a central database on the Financial Sector Conduct Authority website at www.fsca.co.za. Here you can input basic information such as your name, ID number, fund name, name of employer etc, so that the search engine can check for a match.
What is the best website to find unclaimed money?
The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators’ website www.unclaimed.org is an excellent resource. This association consists of state officials charged with the responsibility of reuniting lost owners with their unclaimed property.
The first thing to do is to find out if the company on the share certificate is still trading. To do this, type in the company name in the search box on the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) website (londonstockexchange.com).
You can find the total number of shares in the shareholders’ equity section of a company’s balance sheet, which also summarizes the assets and liabilities. The numbers of authorized, issued and outstanding common shares are listed in this section, along with the number of preferred shares.