Your attorney can be a friend, relative or professional person such as a solicitor or accountant. They must be over 18 (in Scotland it's 16), and you can have more than one attorney.
If you do want to appoint more than one attorney, you need to specify whether they are to act:
- Jointly – this means that your attorneys must all sign for transactions and make joint decisions and they cannot act independently of each other
- Jointly and severally – this means that your attorneys can make decisions either on their own or with other attorneys.
You can state that attorneys act jointly in some matters and jointly and severally in others.
Each attorney will be required to attend their nearest branch with their ID before they are able to use the account.