Log in to Personal Banking Skip to content
  1. Home
  2. Help & info
  3. Difficult times
  4. Power of attorney
  5. What is a "deputy" and what access do they have to accounts?

Help & info

Just type in your query, or have a look at the list of popular questions below.

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.

 

Was this article helpful?

Thank you for your feedback

We will use your feedback to improve our answers. For further assistance Contact us

Thank you for your feedback

We will use your feedback to improve our answers. For further assistance Contact us

Related Articles

  • What access do attorneys have to accounts?

    Once registered, an attorney will be able to use the relevant account(s) in the same way as the account holder.
    Learn more

  • Can someone have multiple attorneys or deputies?

    It is possible to have multiple attorneys or deputies assigned to look after someone’s finances, but whether they need to act together or can act independently will depend on the wording of the power of attorney document or the Court of Protection order.
    Learn more

  • How do I register a Court of Protection order?

    To register a Court of Protection order with us, we’ll need an original or certified copy of the full Court of Protection order. The simplest way of doing this is to bring the original Court of Protection order to one of our branches - we will then produce a certified copy of the document.
    Learn more