Australian Share Registry Services
More than 150,000 small Australian investors have forgotten about $140 million in dividends and up to $1 billion worth of stock shares. This may sound incredible, but lost dividends and shares happen for a number of reasons. People inherit estates and may not realise all of the property involved, particularly if there are just a few shares in a particular company. Another way shares are forgotten is when someone–often a parent or grandparent–purchases shares for another person. If the child was young when the transaction occurred, he or she may never even have known about it. This is where the Australian Share Registry comes in.
Finding lost dividends and shares with Australian Share Registry
Although locating lost stock shares is more complex than locating a lost bank account or pension, there are systems in place to match owners and lost shares. If you know or suspect that you have lost shares and past dividends that you haven’t received, we can help you trace them. The more information you can provide to the Australian Share Registry when searching, the more likely we will be successful. Stock account numbers, transaction dates and the address when the stock was purchased are all helpful.
Losing track of your stock shares and dividends doesn’t mean you have to write them off. Though it may take a little time and a few calls and letters, you can reclaim your lost shares, receive your past dividends and start getting current dividends again.
To find out more about finding lost dividends and shares, contact the Australian Share Registry.
Reasons you may need our help:
- Changed Address
- Changed jobs
- Married or divorced
- Invested in shares
- Taken out an insurance policy
- Opened a bank account
- Lived in rented accommodation
- Had a relative pass away