Equiniti Recovers £1bn of Lost Investments

Equiniti Recovers £1bn Of Lost Investments

22 October 2018

Equiniti Group plc (“Equiniti”), the FTSE-listed share services and fintech business, is delighted to announce that through its specialist asset re-unification business, ProSearch, it has reunited investors with over £1 billion of unclaimed assets.

Around 900,000 investors have benefited from Equiniti’s work, reclaiming investments with an average value of over £1,000. Although in some cases the amount reclaimed is much higher, with the largest find valued at more than £600,000 and some unclaimed portfolios valued in the millions. 

There are a number of reasons cash and share entitlements may not have been claimed, such as a shareholder failing to notify a share registrar of a change of address; or beneficiaries or executors of an estate not being aware of the holding. 

Equiniti is trusted by many of the UK's best known companies including Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, Santander and Royal Dutch Shell, to operate asset reunification programmes on their behalf. 

Duncan Stevens, Managing Director at ProSearch, is delighted to share the good news:

"We work with share registrars, banks and building societies to reunite investors and shareholders with their unclaimed assets. Often the original investor, or their estate, is unaware they have money owed to them and, while typically it may just be a few hundred pounds, it is also common for it to be tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds. 

“Despite all of the effort that goes into tracing and reuniting people there is still a significant number of investments that remain unclaimed. Therefore, if you think there may be an unclaimed asset in either your name or that of a relative who has passed away, you should investigate as you may get a welcome surprise. By registering your details with ProSearch, we will be able to search your details against all of the unclaimed assets that are being investigated and will be able to contact you directly to pass on any good news”. 

ENDS 

For more information: 

Temple Bar Advisory 

William Barker / Sam Livingstone 
Tel: 078 2796 0151 / 077 6965 5437 
Email: williamb@templebaradvisory.com / saml@templebaradvisory.com 

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About Equiniti 

Equiniti Group plc is a specialist administrator delivering technology-enabled solutions to some of the world’s best-known brands and UK’s largest public-sector organisations. 

It is the UK’s leading provider of share registration, employee share plans, and associated investor services, and also has market leading positions in pension administration and software, and employee benefit schemes. 

Equiniti’s services, which are delivered by over 5,000 employees, benefit 28 million people in the UK and 120 countries around the world. 

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