UK investors lose track of £5.3bn worth of investments

22% of adults have lost or unclaimed assets

James Baxter-Derrington
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More than a fifth (22%) of UK adults believe they have lost track of one of their shares or investments, leaving an estimated £5.3bn worth of investments dormant, according to a new study by Gretel.

Shares totalling £2.5bn owned by 2 million people are either lost or dormant, according to data from Intelliteq, which has developed Gretel as a free to use platform to help consumers track down their lost money. The research estimates that lost or dormant shares have cost investors an average value of £1,250 per consumer, while £2.8bn worth of wealth and investments are in the same situation for 1m investors, an average of £2,800 each. When worlds collide: Boutiques to benefit from 'crunch point' as mega-mergers ramp up UK consumers are also estimated to have £37bn of lost or dorm...

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