Canada. Bank of Canada

Site: Mailing Address

Service: Unclaimed Bank Balances

Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-800-303-1282
TTY Phone Toll free 1-888-418-1461
Fax 613-782-7713
E-Mail info@bankofcanada.ca
Website www.bankofcanada.ca/unclaimed-balances/
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Site Information
Located In Community Ottawa (City of)
Mailing Address c/o Unclaimed Balances Services 
Bank of Canada 
234 Laurier Ave W 
Ottawa, ON K1A 0G9
Physical Access Not Applicable - mailing address
Agency Information
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Unclaimed balances in Canadian financial institutions are turned over to the Bank of Canada, the country's national bank, to act as custodian. 
 
Definition: 
* an "unclaimed balance" is a Canadian-dollar deposit or negotiable instrument, issued or held by a federally regulated bank or trust company 
* can be in the form of a deposit account, bank draft, certified cheque, deposit receipt, money order, GIC, term deposit, credit card balance, or traveller's cheque  
 
* if there has been no owner activity in relation to an unclaimed balance for 10 years, the balance is turned over to the Bank of Canada, which acts as custodian on behalf of the owner  
* amounts under $1000 are held for a further 30 years 
* amounts of $1000 and over are held for 100 years  
* if the balance remains unclaimed at the end of the prescribed custody period the Bank of Canada transfers the funds to the Receiver General for Canada 
 
Search the Unclaimed Balances Registry
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility No restrictions
Application * unclaimed balances may be searched by anyone for free using the online form on the website, or by inquiring by email, telephone, fax, or regular mail 
* visit How to Claim to see the four main steps to recovering an unclaimed balance
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Financial Institutions

Agency Overview


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