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What is Unclaimed Money?
Generally, unclaimed moneys are classified into the following categories: All sums of money which are legally payable to the owner and have remained unpaid for a period of not less than one (1)...
What is a dormant bank account? Will funds in my dormant bank account go to unclaimed moneys?
Banking institutions in Malaysia classify a savings or current account as dormant where there have been no transactions 1, either a withdrawal or deposit, in the account for one (1) year. Banking...
How can I reclaim funds that go to unclaimed moneys? How do I recover lost bank accounts?
To apply for refund of unclaimed moneys, you have to submit one (1) copy duly completed and signed UMA-7 Form, Application for Refund of Unclaimed Moneys (Malay: Borang UMA-7, Permohonan Bayaran...
Who can apply for refund of unclaimed moneys? Who is entitled to unclaimed moneys?
Section 8, Part II (Moneys in Companies and Firms) of the Unclaimed Moneys Act 1965 (Act 370) states: Section 8 Interpretation, Part II (Moneys in Companies and Firms) of the Unclaimed Moneys Act...
Do I earn interest on unclaimed money? Will my unclaimed money be repaid with interest?
No, there is no interest payable or accrued on unclaimed moneys. Section 11(3), Part II of the Unclaimed Moneys Act 1965 states that: Section 11 (3), Part II of the Unclaimed Moneys Act 1965 (Act...
Is there a time limit on when I can apply for a refund of unclaimed moneys held by the Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys? Will my information on the Registrar's database be removed after a particular time?
No, there is no time limit on when the owner can reclaim funds from the Registrar of Unclaimed Moneys. Any person who has the legal right on unclaimed moneys lodged with the Registrar of Unclaimed...
When does a current account become classified as inactive? What happens to inactive current account in Malaysia?
Where there has been no transaction (either a withdrawal or deposit) in the account for a period of seven years, the account will be classified as unclaimed moneys. Under the Unclaimed Moneys Act...