Have questions that need answering? Get in touch with us or see if one of your questions has already been answered below in our FAQ section from clients just like you.
WHAT IS UNCLAIMED MONEY?
Unclaimed money is a term used to describe funds that have been unable to be returned to the entity they belong to. It's easy to end up with lost funds, even the best kept records can sometimes miss something. Have you you ever moved house or even opened up a new bank account? Chances are you could have money owing to you.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Once the firm you were dealing with has made a reasonable effort to reunite the entity with their lost funds they are then expected to transfer those funds to the government where it waits until the entity steps forward to redeem it. The Australian Government is currently sitting on almost $10 BILLION worth of unclaimed money!
HOW DO WE LOCATE YOU?
It's our job to track down people with money owing to them. We use a range of methods to get in contact with you; all of which are legal and ethical. We respect your privacy and only use the details given to us by government entities in attempts to reunite you with your unclaimed money. We believe people should be given the chance to claim it back.
HOW LONG WILL THE PROCESS TO CLAIM MY MONEY ACTUALLY TAKE?
It is hard for us to put a time frame on the process as it falls out of our hands at one stage. Because we are dealing with busy government departments, we often have to wait days for a reply. But when we do hear back we are in touch with you as soon as possible to let you know. We make a point about being prompt with our correspondence.
CAN I DO IT MYSELF?
Can and should are two very different words. Just as you wouldn’t represent yourself in court, you shouldn’t try to claim lost money yourself, unless you have the knowledge to recover it the correct way. If handled incorrectly, your money can end up in all kinds of trouble. Its better to get it done right.
HOW MUCH IS THIS GOING TO COST ME?
Our service does not involve any upfront fees or payments so you don't have to worry about having to make payments you can't afford. Our price will vary depending on the amount that needs recovering. But please be aware that you will not have to pay a cent until your money is fully recovered. We don't get paid unless you do, this minimises your risk and ensures you aren't hit with fees that you can not afford.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO CLAIM IT?
Not everyone wants to claim their lost funds for what ever reason. We offer a service which involves donating your funds to a charity of your choice. Not only is this a feel good exercise for us, but it is often quite satisfying for our clients, knowing that the funds they didn't want went to a good cause.
WHY AM I BEING ASKED FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Government departments often require more identification once the claim has been submitted. Please understand that this is normal and that we endevour to ensure that your claim is processed as swiftly as possible while adhering do government department specifications and requirements.