In our 65+ years of business we found that many companies operate under factually inaccurate assumptions. These unclaimed property myths or misconceptions cover everything from why the company has not been reporting, to why they report in a certain manner. Here are some of the most interesting and most concerning unclaimed property myths that Keane has heard.
Unclaimed Property Reporting (159 articles)
With 55 domestic reporting jurisdictions – and little uniformity from one to the next – it can be a daunting task for companies to handle their unclaimed property reporting. For example, some jurisdictions require reports in the fall – others want them in the spring. Dormancy periods vary by property type and which jurisdiction you’re reporting to. Furthermore, unclaimed property laws are constantly changing. On this page you’ll find best practices for correctly reporting unclaimed property.
In this blog post, we’ve highlighted two case studies that detail real-life business applications and challenges associated with unclaimed property within the FinTech industry. These studies also provide measures and best practices that all companies can use to ensure compliance with state laws.
In order to understand how unclaimed property affects the FinTech industry, it is important to define what is FinTech, what types of property are common in the industry, and the impact that each property type has on FinTech companies and traditional companies leveraging FinTech products and services.
The objective of the unclaimed property due diligence letter is to provide proper notice to the apparent owner of abandoned or unclaimed property in an attempt to resolve the item. This post will analyze the key elements of an effective due diligence mailing to both ensure compliance with state escheat laws and to maximize the return of property to owners.
Unclaimed property compliance for broker dealers and the financial services community can often be an overlooked area of compliance. In addition to Federal regulations such as SEC Rule 17Ad-17, maintaining compliance with 55 unique sets of escheat law is critical to protecting investor accounts and valuable client relationships. In this post, we have outlined 8 pressing unclaimed property concerns facing the brokerage industry.