Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney on Nationwide accounts

Once a Lasting Power of Attorney has been registered with the Office of the Public Guardian it will need to be registered with us before it can used to manage any accounts. There is no charge for registering a Lasting Power of Attorney with Nationwide.

Only the attorney needs to come to branch to set this up. Below, are the steps to complete the process.

The attorney will need to come see us in branch. Find your nearest branch to register the Lasting Power of Attorney with us.

When the attorney comes into branch for the appointment we will require the following:


  • The original or a certified copy of the Lasting Power of Attorney
  • The Office of the Public Guardian certificate of registration
  • A list of all the accounts that the account holder would like an attorney to manage
  • Information about any restrictions the account holder wants – for example, the maximum an attorney can take out in one go
  • Proof of ID and address Your third party can’t use the same document to prove both their name and address.

Once we’ve completed the registration of the application, a letter will be sent confirming this to the account holder or the attorney, whichever is preferred.

How to cancel or change a Lasting Power of Attorney

As long as an account holder still has the mental capacity to make decisions they can end or cancel a power of attorney.

If you need to change any details, such as the name or address of either your attorney or yourself, let the relevant authority know, and then come into your nearest Nationwide branch to let us know.

Select your region to find out what to do.

Once the changes or cancellation has happened a copy will need to be taken into branch.

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Power of Attorney Helpdesk
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