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Green Paper on Social Care Out ‘Before the End of the Year’

The long-awaited Green Paper on social care in England is due to be published “before the end of the year”, according to a new Commons briefing on the subject.

Competition Watchdog slams Funeral Costs

The UK’s primary competition and consumer authority has said that the scale of funeral price rises “does not currently appear to be justified by cost increases or quality improvements”.

Finders International awarded Friends Against Scams Certification

Finders International awarded Friends Against Scams Certification

Many staff have been awarded the “Friends Against Scams” Certification having completed the training, and we are delighted to be going the extra mile to provide much needed reassurance to the public. More about the Friends Against Scams Initiative can be found at

London PHA Funeral conference, a huge success

Wednesday 28th November – The Finders International London PHA Funerals Conference took place at the Park Plaza, Waterloo. Delegates from across England and Wales gathered to discuss the issues that affect every council who undertakes Public Health Act Funerals.

Increase in People Thinking About Digital Inheritance

Have you decided what will happen to your cute collection of cat pics on Instagram and your wildly popular raw food diet blog once you die?

A Guide to Probate Valuation

What is probate valuation? Simply put, it is valuing someone’s estate after they die.

Tracing the Last Will of a Loved One

When someone dies, most of us will be overwhelmed by grief and loss. Death is ordinary and extraordinary at the same time.

Proposals to alter Probate Fees

The UK government has put proposals in place to reform probate fees in England and Wales, using a statutory power to charge the fees above cost recovery levels.

Finders International staff become first global probate research team to become NALP accredited

Finders International staff are the first global forensic genealogy team to receive NALP accreditation.

Finders International Will Remember Them

It is 1918, and on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, it is declared that Germany has signed the armistice, and thus ends one of the bloodiest battles in human history. 100 years on, we fall silent to remember the people that fought, that were wounded, and that never made it home.

Dramatic rise in probate fees to access wills

A new rise in probate fees is to be introduced, which means if estates are worth £2 million or more, they will have to pay £6,000.

Media

Stoke-on-Trent Live: Stoke-on-Trent brothers get this surprise inheritance when long-lost relative dies – now their story is to feature on BBC’s Heir Hunters

Two Stoke-on-Trent brothers are to feature in an episode of BBC Heir Hunters after a surprise inheritance from a family member they lost touch with decades before.

Finders Talk Heir Hunters on BBC Stoke Radio

Finders International’s Senior case manager Amy-Louise Moyes joins the show to talk about the new series of Heir Hunters. Joined by heir Alan Newman in relation to the Henshall case which features on BBC 1 Heir Hunters today at 11am.

Nantwich News : Nantwich woman inherits £100,000 from book illustrator she never met

A Nantwich woman has inherited the £100,000 estate of a children’s book illustrator that had been left unclaimed.

Daisy Staines

The care home environment – Tracing Unknown Next Of Kin

The recent case of 104 year old Daisy Staines, who died in a care home in Essex and had no known next of kin to attend her funeral, highlights the increasing prevalence of people outliving their immediate relations.

If you have one of these surnames, you could be in line to inherit a FORTUNE

You may not know it but, if you have the right surname, you could be about to come into some serious money.

Free next of kin tracing service to tackle issue of people outliving their immediate relations

Providing a free next of kin tracing service for care and nursing homes, Finders International are aiming to tackle the two percent of over 65s who die without any family.

Leicestershire people with these surnames could inherit a fortune

It's a little-known secret that the details of thousands of unclaimed estates are available online.

How to make the most out of a TV appearance

Practice incessantly and be your biggest critic. Better yet, get someone else to critique your performance, while still offering constructive advice. It’s really important to rely on someone whom you know and trust to be completely honest, such as a family member or friend.

Distant cousin found in time for 104-year-old’s funeral

A distant cousin of a 104-year-old woman thought to have no known family has been traced and will attend her funeral on Friday.

Inheriting a Legacy

Global Heirship firms must ensure best practices when connecting with next of kin.

Huffington Post : Care Home’s Appeal Helps Track Down Distant Relatives To Attend Late Resident’s Funeral

A care home’s appeal to find long lost family members and friends to attend a 104-year-old resident’s funeral has been hailed a success.