This free service is a collaboration by the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), the Building Societies Association (BSA) and National Savings and Investments (NS&I).
mylostaccount.org.uk brings together the three tracing schemes of BBA, BSA and NS&I into a single website. This means that anyone with a dormant or lost account with a bank, a building society, NS&I – or all three – can initiate a search simply by visiting this website and completing only one application form.
All three provide comprehensive coverage of their respective areas:
- The BBA scheme covers 42 banks that take retail deposits in the UK
- The BSA scheme covers all 59 UK building societies
- The NS&I scheme covers all National Savings and Investments products as well as the old Post Office Savings Bank accounts.
The website is also expected to make it easier for charities to get their hands on ‘lost’ legacies that may have been bequeathed to them but have been difficult to obtain due to poor records of the legator’s accounts.
Categories: Legacy Resources