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December 16, 2015 11:02 am

Swiss Banks Release Names of More Than 2,600 Missing Account Holders

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Swiss banks released the names of more than 2,600 missing account holders. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A Swiss bank. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Swiss banks released on Wednesday the names of more than 2,600 holders of accounts that have lain dormant for at least 60 years, giving them or their heirs one last chance to claim their wealth before it reverts to the state.

The banking industry said around 44 million Swiss francs ($44.5 million) were lying fallow in bank accounts that had gone untouched since at least 1955. Around 80 safety deposit boxes whose contents were unclear were also gathering dust.

Read full story at Reuters.

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