Billions of Euros in unclaimed bank accounts

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“A relative passes away, and it is often the family that is left to deal with the less-than-inviting task of clearing out the house. Sifting through photos and clothes, many of them might stumble across an old bank book, or details of a bank account, sometimes containing hundreds, maybe even thousands of euros.
But not all such accounts are always discovered. According to the latest forecast from North Rhine-Westphalia’s finance minister Norbert Walter-Borjans, some two billion euros are currently sitting in “inactive” accounts across Germany. “