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In medieval times the barbaric and brutish Vikings wreaked havoc across the seas of Northern Europe trading, raiding, pillaging, conquering and establishing colonies throughout what we now know as England, Ireland, France, Russia and North America. Some of the seafaring Norseman even braved Scotland despite the fact that medieval chronicles described it as ‘an unwelcome and inhospitable country offering rewards only to the bold’!
Perhaps this fear of the Scots was the reason why one recently-discovered Viking treasure trove thought to have been buried for safekeeping was never reclaimed. Instead the valuable collection of over 100 objects, including silver ingots, solid gold jewellery and rare pots, lay buried for centuries until metal-detecting enthusiast Derek McLennan unearthed last month.
Given the brutality that the Vikings are renowned for, one shudders to imagine the fate of the hapless Norseman blamed for losing that valuable hoard, but his loss is Mr McLennan’s gain. He will take a share of the value of the spoils from the Church of Scotland, owners of the land where the collection was found.
Clearly, neither the Church of Scotland nor Mr McLennan were the intended beneficiaries of this valuable cache and they provide an extreme example of an issue of particular relevance in today’s modern society: unclaimed assets. Of course, these days we are not usually talking about buried treasure, or even physical assets, but rather unclaimed life insurance, lost stocks and shares and forgotten bank accounts. And this is not a phenomenon limited to a few careless individuals – we’re talking about 20 billion pounds worth of unclaimed assets in the UK alone.
The BBC have highlighted the issue with their long-running show, Heir Hunters, in which probate researchers try to track down the missing or unknown heirs to the estates of the deceased such as Wimbledon recluse, David Hugh Roberts, who died leaving £2mn and no will.
You may not have a fortune as big as that but whatever the value of your assets isn’t it worth making sure that they are passed on to your loved ones if and when you die? The financial consequences of failing to keep track of your assets can be significant which is why good record keeping is essential.
To help you with the task, we offer a free download to fill in and record all of your important financial information for the benefit of your nearest and dearest. Of course this is all sensitive data which you don’t want to fall into the wrong hands so do take the time to read our advice on safety and security too. Your financial adviser can assist in making sure that you have covered all bases with regard to your assets. It is a small task but one which could save your loved ones losing out after you’ve gone.
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