What to do when someone dies
There are a few key steps in settling an estate after someone passes away: the first being to obtain the death certificate and register the death.
Once you’ve completed these steps you can then notify the bank.
Obtain a death certificate
You will be given a death certificate to confirm the death from a GP or hospital doctor/administrator.
You can also order a copy of the certificate through gov.uk.
Register the death
Once you have obtained a death certificate, you will have five working days to register the death. However, in some cases, the coroner may report the death on your behalf.
How to register the death
What to do next
Notify the bank
You should notify the deceased’s bank to inform them of the customer’s death. This will prevent any payments, like direct debits and standing orders, from leaving the account.