The Financial and Consumer Services Commission of New Brunswick operates New Brunswick’s Unclaimed Property Program. We work with holders of unclaimed property, including businesses and government entities, to return unclaimed property to its rightful owner.
New Brunswick’s Unclaimed Property Act, which came into force on January 1, 2022, requires holders of unclaimed property to report annually any money or other monetary property that has been abandoned or forgotten by its owner for a certain amount of time.
The program relieves holders of the expense and liability of carrying unclaimed property on their books while reuniting New Brunswickers and businesses with money and other financial assets that rightfully belong to them.
The legislation requires holders of unclaimed property to take reasonable steps to try to locate the owners and, if unsuccessful, requires holders to remit the property to the Unclaimed Property Program. Owners will then have the ability to search for, claim and recover their property for free through the program’s up-to-date list of unclaimed property owners in New Brunswick. If claimants can verify their entitlement to the money, FCNB will reunite the claimant with their property.
Learn more about how New Brunswick’s Unclaimed Property Program works.