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Delays with unclaimed money Processing of claims is taking longer than the usual 4-6 weeks at the moment due to increased demand. We will respond to queries as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience. Find out more

This table describes holders of money and the type of money that should be sent to us under the Unclaimed Money Act 1971.

Organisation holding the money Type of money
Accountants/budgeting service

Trust account balances
Legal action payments or credits
Account credits
Trade credits
Other - any other type not listed above

Bank / credit union / credit card company / other banking Bank accounts
ATM retractions
Foreign drafts
Bank cheques
Credit card credits
NZ Savings Certificates
Errors in calculation or bank charges
Money transfer - Drafts not negotiated
Other - any other type not listed above
Debt collection Over payment of debt
Monies for creditors
Unidentified payments received
Other - any other type not listed above
Education Overpayment of fees
Other - any other type not listed above
Employer/employment agency Wages
Holiday back pay
Holiday Act back pay
Other - any other type not listed above
Finance / financial services Overpayment of loans
Investments
Trade credits
Other - any other type not listed above
Government department / local Authorities Insurer excess refunds
Patients Trust account
Accommodation rental bonds and refunds
Proceeds of crime
Victims reparation payments
Trade credits
Other - any other type not listed above
Health Patients trust funds
Medical treatment refunds
Other - any other type not listed above
Insurance / investment Life insurance policies
Other policies
Investments
Other - any other type not listed above
Lawyers / Barristers / solicitors / legal Trust Account balances
Overpayment of account
Estate Legacy
Conveyancing
Sundry deposits
Other - any other type not listed above
Limited companies including liquidated companies Interest
Uncashed cheques
Foreign exchange values
Trade credits and interest
Other - any other type not listed above
Music / book publishers / automotive Royalties
Members dividends
Other - any other type not listed above
Property management rental company / real estate services Overpaid rent or bonds
Sales
Other - any other type not listed above
Co-operative / society / club / charitable organisation Development funds
Member shares
Savings accounts
Other - any other type not listed above
Trust / Estate Property
Balances
Trade credits
Other - any other type not listed above
Utilities Telephony overpayments
Energy (electricity/gas) overpayments
Investments and trade credits
Bonds
Other - any other type not listed above
Other Any other type that isn't contained on the above list.
 
Last updated: 31 Mar 2021
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