Hunter residents are being urged to keep a closer eye on their financial records, with the stunning revelation that many Australians are owed unclaimed monies.

The 6-million dollars total in forgotten funds come from a number of sources, and range from small change to a hundred thousand dollars for each individual.

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission recommends people visit the Money Smart web site to check if there are unclaimed funds in their name.

The website is given below: