There are also a lot of building society accounts dating back ten years or more when there was a trend of opening accounts with £100 in the hope that the society would become a bank and give a conversion windfall. However, you will need some details such as the name and address of your former employer, the type of scheme (ie, occupational or group personal) and when you belonged to it.Banks and building societies usually treat an account as 'lost' if there have been no transactions by you on the account for three years. For personal pensions you will need the name of the scheme and the insurer which ran it.Armel Houanda, 39, (pictured outside court) put 20-month-old Amelie in a car seat in the back of his partner's Audi Q3 Sport, despite only holding a provisional driving licence and failing his driving theory test four times A father who killed his daughter by crashing a car into a fence after he took his hands off the wheel for three seconds has been jailed for more than two years.Armel Houanda, 39, of Coventry, put 20-month-old Amelie in a car seat in the back of his partner's Audi Q3 Sport, which he took without her permission, despite only holding a provisional driving licence and failing his driving theory test four times.Houanda admitted causing death by dangerous driving and was jailed for two years eight months at Warwick Crown Court.He also admitted taking the without consent and driving with no insurance or full licence.
Prosecutor Graeme Simpson said Houanda put Amelie in a child seat in the back of the car and set off to drive a friend to Leicester and then set off back home.After this time, it will write to you asking if you want to keep the account open. In both cases, you will be provided with an address and contact to write to.If you don't reply, the account will be treated as 'lost' although the money in it will remain yours. If you don't have these details, you could pay the Unclaimed Assets Register (co.uk) to do the work for you.When Houanda was later interviewed, he explained that Amelie had freed her arms from the child seat's restraint, and he had taken his hands off the steering wheel and turned round to assist her, worried that she would wriggle out of the seat.He entered his guilty plea on the basis that he had been looking back for one to three seconds before the car left the road, and he accepted he should have stopped before turning round.