Step 2: What happens to the person's accounts after bereavement
Now that you've sent us the death certificate, the second thing to do is to understand what will happen to the person's accounts after they've passed away.
As with step 1, you can find a short glossary at the end of this page. This has definitions of some of the more complex words you’ll come across when managing the person’s accounts.
Living with bereavement can be a challenging time. Our team are happy to talk it all through on the phone if anything isn't clear. And there are lots of charities and support organisations on hand to help you every step of the way. You may also be entitled to receive financial help and benefits, which can be even more important at this time. Find out about the available emotional and financial support.
What happens to the accounts the person held
This section will let you know some of the actions we’ll take on your accounts. Some of these will happen after you’ve sent us the death certificate, while others may require an account closure form. We’ll cover closing accounts later in step 3.
Move on to step 3
We've now covered what will happen to each of the accounts the person held as well as some services you can use for more information and advice.
Please move on to step 3 to find out about:
- how to release money for expenses like the funeral and any debts they may have held
- any taxes or benefits that may be relevant at this time
- how to close their accounts.