Enquiries Regarding Unredeemed Compulsory State Loans
Compulsory State Loans were paid by the public in 1961–1982. Loans were also extended by citizens to the State on a voluntary basis. If you paid a loan, or if you are an heir or the manager of the estate of someone who paid a loan, you can check on the particulars about it through the information system on the website.
Enter the relevant identifying details- identification number (including control digit) and name
(as it appears in the Population Registry in Hebrew).
If there are unredeemed loans, you can submit a request, through the website, to receive instructions on redeeming them.
The option of checking eligability through the system is not available in the following cases:
- The holder of a loan transferred it to a third party.
- The holder of a loan paid it in the 1960s (the database only includes certificates from 1970-82).
- The holder of a loan is a company, employer, or nonresident.
In such cases, please contact the Bank of Israel in writing:
Bank of Israel, State Loans Section, PO Box 780, Jerusalem, 91007.
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Foreign loans: State of Israel BONDS & CERTIFICATES
The State of Israel raises funds around the world through foreign loans—in bond and certificate form. The loans are administered by a fiscal agent, currently Computershare.
Loan certificates which have or had an early redemption option in Israel can be redeemed in Israel through certain commercial bank branches. These certificates are:
1. Bonds - Securities issued by the Israel Bonds corporation.
To check the series and notes issued in U.S.A.
To check the series and notes issued in Canada.
To check the series and notes issued in other places abroad.
2. Certificates - Securities issued in the past by the Ministry of Finance and were eligible for early redemption.
Foreign loan certificates registered under a name are generally issued for 15 year terms. The actual loan certificaates and the attached coupons carry unique serial numbers.