I have an account at the BBT and money was seized for inactivity

Asked by: Theodore Nordine

What happens to a bank account with no activity?

The bank turns the account over to the state.

In a process what is called “escheating” an account, banks are required to turn over funds from the inactive account to the state treasury. Once the account is sent to the state, the funds are held as unclaimed property.

What happens if your account is inactive?

When an account has no transactions for 12 months, it is considered inactive. If there is no activity for 24 months, it is deemed dormant. Remember, system-generated activities like interest credits don’t count. A “transaction” is an activity initiated by the account holder like cashing a check.

How do I get my money back from a dormant account?

Key points

  1. Dormant accounts are those that have been left inactive for some time.
  2. Your bank should try to contact you before an account becomes dormant.
  3. Money can be reclaimed by contacting your bank.
  4. You can use the My Lost Account service to find all accounts in your name, including dormant ones.

Why is my BB&T account locked?

Your BB&T Home Mortgage Account Has Been Locked

You have exceeded the maximum allowable number of logon attempts. As a result, your account has been locked. To unlock your account, contact your mortgage professional or call 800-575-4647 between 7 am and 6 pm ET, Monday through Friday.

Can a bank take your money due to inactivity?

When an account has been inactive for an extended period, generally between two to five years, the bank may be required to turn over the funds in the account in a process known as escheatment. The most common reason for escheatment is for the state to collect funds from deceased people who do not have any heirs.

How long does it take for a bank account to close for inactivity?

If you haven’t used your savings or current account for any transactions for over 1 year, the account becomes inactive. If the account has been inactive for 2 years, it becomes dormant or inoperative.

What is bank account activity?

In finance and investments, account activity refers to the transactions made in a particular brokerage or bank account. These include cash withdrawals, bill payments, wire transfers, and other such transactions.

Can you just stop using a bank account?

Having an overdrawn account could prevent you from closing an account. You’ll need to get your account back to at least a zero balance before the bank will process your closure request.