Money in Dormant Accounts/Unclaimed Bank Balances – Jamaica

I have helped encourage the Government of Jamaica, Ministry of Finance, to make available, for the first time, on a continuous basis, the dormant account lists of the commercial banks.  After 15 years, under Jamaican law, these monies go to the Bank of Jamaica and you must have proof it is yours in order to claim it, meaning, not  just regular account information and particulars.

We have a way to go in making the information useful, however, because right now the listings are by account numbers and not alphabetical name so you will have to have an idea of which branch an account might be in.  The first 2 numbers of the account at National Commercial Bank designate the branch, eg., 35 means Knutsford Blvd Branch.

Here is the link for the latest National Commercial Bank listing on the Ministry’s site. Click the link following, and then scroll down the list of links on the right hand side of the page to Useful Information section
Unclaimed Bank Balances, NCB

it will come up as a very slow loading PDF once you click the link (towards the very bottom of the right-hand column).

Below is a file for Unclaimed balance at The Bank of Nova Scotia & Citibank.  These files are not yet uploaded to the Ministry of Finance’s siteCitibank entry is the very last page in a tiny corner.

Bank of Nova Scotia & Citibank Unclaimed bank balances, March 2010

Let me know if you need further pointers, I’m trying to get info for the 3 other big commercial banks operating in Jamaica.


No one can charge you for your money, with the right credentials as proof of legacy or ownership it is yours for free but if you need help organising the paperwork and transactions that will help you get access to dormant money, we charge 6 percent of the sum in the account and a JA$ 3000 non refundable down payment.  If you need help let us know re decisions or actions concerning the banks, Mental Health Act, Administrator General or probate as your claim may go through one of these routes.

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