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FDIC Consumer News is the FDIC’s monthly newsletter to consumers, providing practical guidance on how to become a smarter, safer user of financial services, including helpful hints, quick tips, and common-sense strategies to protect and stretch your hard-earned dollars.

Last Updated: December 21, 2020
Safe Deposit Box with Cash in it

December 2020

How to Find a Long Lost Bank Account or Safe Deposit Box

You think you have some money at a bank, but you can’t quite remember where it is. Or maybe you’ve just come across an unfamiliar bank statement or receipt from a safe deposit box. You may be wondering, how can I locate and retrieve money from my long lost account? To learn how, you need to know something about escheatment. Escheatment is the transfer of unclaimed funds or property to a state government.

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