If someone dies, what happens to their savings?
If a customer dies on or before 5 April 2018, the tax-free status of the cash ISA will end on the date of death. We will pay any additional interest earned after that date, but this may be taxable.
However, a change in the ISA rules means that if a customer dies on or after 6 April 2018, the account will continue to earn tax-free interest after death, until one of the following occur:
- The completion of the administration of the estate
- The closure of the account
- The third anniversary of the death of the account holder
The amount payable on death is the balance of the cash ISA, plus any interest earned.