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.

To register with Nationwide, the attorney (and in some cases the account holder) will need to complete and sign the registration of power of attorney form (IF18) – PDF (opens in a new window).

Please send us these documents by post:

  • the completed and signed registration of power of attorney form (IF18)
  • the original (or a certified copy) of the lasting power of attorney
  • the Office of the Public Guardian certificate of registration
  • information about any restrictions the account holder wants – for example, the maximum an attorney can take out in one go.

Our address is:
Power of Attorney Team
Nationwide Building Society
Swindon
SN38 1NW

Who can certify a copy of a lasting power of attorney?

We’ll accept copies of a lasting power of attorney if they’ve been certified by:

  • a solicitor
  • a stockbroker
  • a notary
  • the donor, but only if they have mental capacity.

You can find out how to certify copies of your own lasting power of attorney on the GOV.uk website.

About a week after we receive your documents, we’ll write to you to let you know that we’ve registered the lasting power of attorney. If the account address has been updated to your address and the account holder still has mental capacity, we’ll send them a letter to let them know about the address change.

If we need more information from you, or proof of ID and address, then we’ll write to you to let you know what we need.

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, you need to:

  • let the relevant authority know, and then
  • call us on 0800 464 3018 so we can tell you what we need you to send us so we can complete the change.

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

Find out more

Power of attorney helpdesk

0800 464 30 18 (UK)

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