What is a "deputy" and what access do they have to accounts?
A deputy is similar to an attorney, however a deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection whereas an attorney is appointed by the account holder themselves.
Once we have registered a deputy, they will have sole control of the account(s) (unless otherwise specified in the Court of Protection order) and we will only be able to deal directly with them. If they would like a cheque book or debit card to help manage the account(s), they’ll be able to do so by confirming this in writing and sending it to us with the Court of Protection order. Please note that we can only issue a cheque book and debit card if they are facilities that are offered on the type of account that is held with us.