Should the court of protection appoint you as a deputy, it will be your responsibility to make financial decisions on the account holders behalf. The court has strict rules on what the appointed deputies can do.
Cards and chequebooks.
As they are unable to make financial decisions, the account holder’s card(s) will need to be cancelled. To help manage their finances we can provide you with a card. If there is more than one deputy, only one of you can hold a card.
When your deputyship is registered with us, you can choose which address you’d like all future mailings to go to. Savings account statements can only be sent to this address. However, current account statements can be sent to more than one address if there is more than one appointed deputy.
Online banking access can be provided on request.
Safeguarding and security
You must always act in the account holder’s best interests. For their protection, we may sometimes refuse transactions or contact the Office of the Public Guardian to discuss them.