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Unclaimed Property

Are you visiting this page because you received a letter in the mail indicating that you have unclaimed or abandoned property at Sunrise Banks?

Unclaimed property, as also known as abandoned property, refers to accounts that have had no activity, deposits, or withdrawals for more than one year.  

Typical types of unclaimed property at Sunrise Banks include:

  • Prepaid Debit Cards
  • Gift Cards
  • Refund Transfers (a tax return product)
  • Savings Accounts
  • Checking Accounts
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Unredeemed Money Orders

Each state has enacted laws to protect abandoned property.  The laws vary by state, but in all instances they instruct Sunrise Banks when to notify owners of abandoned property and when to turn it over to the state.  Most states hold abandoned funds until the owner is found.  States typically return property at no cost.  In some instances, a state may charge you a nominal fee for filing a claim.    

If you respond to our letter in a timely manner, funds can be claimed directly from Sunrise Banks.  To request funds, fill out the form on the bottom of the letter you received from Sunrise and return it using the return envelope enclosed in with the letter or fax the form number to the number listed. Each unclaimed property product has a unique mailing address and fax number for reporting claims.

State laws require Sunrise to send unclaimed property, after a certain amount of time, to the state if the customer fails to respond.  If a customer fails to respond to our notice on time the funds are turned over to the state and the property owner must contact the state directly to claim the property.  Every state has an office responsible for unclaimed property and most provide a website to claim unclaimed or abandoned property.  Most states will typically return your property to you at no cost. 

You may have received our letter because of a Prepaid Debit Card or Gift Card you previously owned.  The letter you received was from Sunrise Banks formerly known as University National Bank; this change was effective April 1, 2013.  If you are still in possession of the Prepaid Debit Card or Gift Card, look for the University National Bank  issuing statement on the back of the card underneath the area provided for signatures.   

Because the Prepaid Debit Card or Gift Card has not been used for some time, we have deactivated it.  The money on the card still belongs to the card owner and we would like to return it.  Fill out the form at the bottom of the letter and return it to us..  Upon receipt of the form, we will return the available balance via a check.  If you do not reply within a reasonable time, Sunrise will surrender the funds to the state where the card was registered, in accordance with laws of that state.

To claim the available balance of an abandoned Prepaid Debit Card or Gift Card, mail or fax the claim to:

Mail

Fax

Customer Service

Sunrise Banks

PO BOX 14297
St. Paul, MN  55114-0297

(866) 350-1427

(866) 348-6112

You may have received our letter because of a Refund Transfer that you performed in the past.  A Refund Transfer is a product offered during tax preparation.  You may have misplaced or forgot to cash a check that was provided to you following a visit to a tax preparer. The letter you received was from Sunrise Banks formerly known as University National Bank; this change was effective April 1, 2013. To claim funds, complete the form we sent you and mail or fax it to:

Mail

Fax

Customer Service

 

Sunrise Banks

Attn: Dormant Unit
11085 North Torrey Pines Rd,  Ste 210

La Jolla CA 92037

(858) 430-2795

(800) 901-6663

 

Every state has a website which allows the public to search for abandoned property.  Additionally, sites like www.unclaimed.org or www.missingmoney.com (neither of which is affiliated with or endorsed by Sunrise Banks) provide useful resources for finding abandoned property.