The Court of Protection will appoint a “deputy” to manage the account holder’s finances. It is the deputy's responsibility to make financial decisions on the account holders behalf. The Court has strict rules on what the appointed deputy can do.
Cards and chequebooks.
As you will not be able to manage your finances your cards will be cancelled. We can provide one deputy with a card. If more than one deputy is appointed only one can hold a card.
When the deputyship is registered with us, the deputy can choose which address they’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 to your deputy on request.
Safeguarding and security
Your deputy must always act in your best interests. For your protection, we may sometimes refuse transactions or contact the Office of the Public Guardian to discuss them.