€ 119 million on dormant accounts

Money in bank accounts that have shown no activity for five years will be transferred by the banks to the Deposit and Consignment Office (Deposito- en Consignatiekas).

For a balance of more than € 20.00, the bank is obliged to notify the owner in writing.  If the bank  is not able to inform the owner, the balance in the account is transferred to the State Treasury.  The owner, however, may reclaim the money during a period of 30 years.

Balances of less than € 20, which were transferred to the State Treasury, cannot be reclaimed by the owner.

With your electronic identity card (and PIN-code) or token you – or Panis on your behalf – can go to the website www.myminfin.be and consult the item “Slapende tegoeden” (dormant accounts) to check whether you have a dormant account.