Welcome to the media page of the lost accounts website.
Here you will find contacts for the three organisations behind mylostaccount.org.uk.
British Bankers' Association
Phone: 020 7216 8970
Out of hours: 020 7216 8888
Building Societies Association
Phone: 020 7520 5926
National Savings and Investments
Phone: 020 7932 6633
Out of hours: all phones diverted to staff mobiles
General media contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The financial industry scheme to reunite account holders with lost accounts has conducted more than 400,000 searches in its first three years of operation – and reunited customers with more than £475 million.
In all, 1.3 million people have visited the website www.mylostaccount.org.uk since it was launched in January 2008. More than 430,000 people have submitted search requests via the website and the account tracing schemes of the British Bankers’ Association, the Building Societies Association and NS&I, plus individual banks and building societies, have also succeeded in tracing owners of dormant accounts.To read the full release follow this link
A QUARTER OF A MILLION SEARCHES ONLINE FOR LOST ACCOUNTS IN FIRST YEAR
The lost account tracing website, mylostaccount.org.uk, celebrates its first birthday this week (30 January) after a successful year. Since its launch, almost a quarter of a million people initiated online traces for possible forgotten funds.
New savings industry website to trace lost accounts - 30 January 2008
mylostaccount.org.uk – the first free, ‘one-stop shop’ website to trace building society, bank and NS&I (National Savings and Investments) accounts is launched today, supported by press and online advertising.
Fetch the dog’s a very busy puppy - 21 February 2008
Record numbers of customers have tasked Fetch the Dog - the cartoon face of mylostaccount.org.uk - with the job of unearthing their old bank, building society and NS&I (National Savings and Investments) accounts. Since the website went live on 30 January, the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), the Building Societies Association (BSA) and NS&I, have seen a record number of people going online to trace their lost money.
www.mylostaccount.org.uk – record number of savers search for lost accounts - 10 September 2008
The account tracing website www.mylostaccount.org.uk has notched up over six months of success, during which time over 140,000 individuals have searched online for their forgotten funds.
Since its launch on 30 January 2008, the site that brings together the three existing account search schemes from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), the Building Societies Association (BSA) and National Savings and Investments (NS&I), has seen more than 140,000 people submit search forms for money left unclaimed in dormant bank, building society and NS&I accounts. This compares with 44,000 claims in 2007, via the BBA’s, BSA’s and NS&I’s own tracing services, prior to the launch of the website.
Top tips when searching for a dormant account