Can someone be an attorney if they don’t have an account with The Co-operative Bank, smile or Britannia?
To appoint someone as an attorney, either the attorney alone, or the attorney together with the donor, will need to complete a Power of Attorney Registration Form and send it to us, along with the relevant power of attorney document. Once these forms have been received by our team, further documentation - such as proof of ID and address for the attorney - may still be required. If the Attorney is from outside the EU, they may also be asked to provide proof of their right to reside in the UK.
To avoid delays in registering a donor’s power of attorney, the attorney would need to provide one proof of ID (document must include date of birth) and one proof of address i.e. a bank statement dated within the last 6 months, with the registration form and power of attorney document. Please note, these would need to be two separate documents: we would be unable, for instance, to accept a driving licence for both proof of ID and address.
For more information about what documents can be accepted, please check our identification documents FAQ.