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New series of Heir Hunters starts next week

Finders International will feature prominently in the new series of the hugely popular Heir Hunters, which starts next week on BBC One. The daytime show focuses on the work of heir hunting firms like ourselves and features the interesting cases we encounter. Often, this can mean telling people about a totally unexpected inheritance—or even relatives they’ve never heard about.

April 17th, 2018 | Comments Off on New series of Heir Hunters starts next week

The Soaring Costs of Public Health Act Funerals

Sometimes referred to as ‘pauper’s funerals’, the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 confers a statutory duty on councils and health boards to bury or cremate anyone who has died of been found dead in their local area if no suitable arrangements have been made or are being made otherwise.

February 27th, 2018 | Comments Off on The Soaring Costs of Public Health Act Funerals

Warning on soon-to-die ‘conservatorship agreements’ from unscrupulous heir hunters

Next of kin of individuals who are deemed to be in the final stages of life, are at risk of signing away a large proportion of their inheritance due to the actions of unscrupulous genealogists – who do not disclose the fact that their dying relatives are still living!

January 17th, 2018 | Comments Off on Warning on soon-to-die ‘conservatorship agreements’ from unscrupulous heir hunters

Spanish Property And The Implications for Estate Administrators

House building in Spain in the 1990s and early 2000s was a boom time, and British daytime TV reflected this, with programmes highlighting the investment opportunities and the dream of the second home in a sunny climate.

December 14th, 2017 | Comments Off on Spanish Property And The Implications for Estate Administrators

IAPPR: Peace of Mind for Professionals

Missing heir location, missing will insurance and service, and overseas account closures are among the services Finders International offer lawyers, professional estate administrators, accountants and other professionals.

November 30th, 2017 | Comments Off on IAPPR: Peace of Mind for Professionals

Finders to Host Second Deputyship Day for Solicitors and Councils

Finders International is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its second free Deputyship Development Day next month – a free event that brings together the private and public sectors to their mutual benefit.

October 25th, 2017 | Comments Off on Finders to Host Second Deputyship Day for Solicitors and Councils

Deputy development day for local authorities

The first Finders International Deputy Development Day for local authorities is to take place next month on Thursday 14th September (9am to 3.30pm) at the Holiday Inn, Regents Park, London.

August 30th, 2017 | Comments Off on Deputy development day for local authorities

96-Year-Old Woman Compensated for Wrong Inheritance Tax Advice

A recent court decision resulted in a 96-year-old woman being awarded almost quarter of million in compensation for incorrect financial advice intended to reduce inheritance tax.

April 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on 96-Year-Old Woman Compensated for Wrong Inheritance Tax Advice

Private Members Bill Calls for Funeral Plan Regulation

Funeral plans need to be brought under the jurisdiction of the Financial Conduct Authority, according to one MP who has launched a Private Members Bill aimed at doing just that.

March 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on Private Members Bill Calls for Funeral Plan Regulation

Crowdfunded funerals on the rise

We’re all familiar with the concept of crowdfunding being used to raise money to finance new products or rare medical procedures, but funerals?

January 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on Crowdfunded funerals on the rise