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Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Postby MikeyWorld » October 11th, 2018, 3:12 pm

Didn't know if this was a DAK, legal or banking question.

I've just sat in on a meeting with my parents' financial advisor/private banker/wealth manager type person so there will be a few questions heading in this direction shortly.

I already have a power of attorney registered, the original is held by a solicitor.
OPG sent me a single page notification that it was set up and stating where the LPA is held.

The advisor person said that I ought to pre-register this with the bank, that I didn't need the full document, just the bit of paper that was sent to me from the OPG

I dug out one of my statements for each of the banks as proof of ID and set off down the high street.

Bank 1
Set up an appointment
I handed over my binder, she said that was all I needed

Bank 2
Setting up the appointment, I showed them the binder
Bank: You need the full LPA we need to see the embossings
Me: Your private banker person said that I only needed to bring this in
Bank: No, you need the full LPA [asks someone else who agrees that they need the full LPA] Do you still want the appointment?
Me: Er, no.

I've not tried bank 3 yet, I wasn't sure if I was given duff info in the first place. I could try again at the central branch of bank 2 at the same time.

I went to branches in a posh area, but the advisor must deal with older folk on a daily basis, so she must know what she's talking about.
Can anyone shed some light. Is doing this a good idea, pointless? Do I need a copy of the full LPA?

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Re: Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Postby Pipsmum » October 11th, 2018, 4:16 pm

You will need the official stamped copy, not just a copy. In my experience with Lloyds in the UK anyway.

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Re: Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Postby Chrysalis » October 11th, 2018, 8:23 pm

In my experience most institutions will want sight of either the original or a certified copy of the original.

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Re: Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Postby MikeyWorld » October 13th, 2018, 7:59 pm

Yep, thanks. I was being a bit dippy. I'll collect it from the solicitors.

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Re: Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Postby MrBarclay » October 14th, 2018, 9:26 am

Yes, you need a full copy of the 13 FPA pages, each page signed by the solicitor, so they will charge. I had about 4 copies made, as you need them for banks, insurance cos, share selling etc. But they normally return the copy within a week or so. Fyi banks can authorise you to manage the account online, and provide you with a bank card, if thats what you need.
good luck

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Re: Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Postby steelman99 » October 16th, 2018, 8:23 pm

the copy can be certified by the doner as long as you get the copys certified whilst the doner is of sound mind

SAves the legal fees

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Re: Power of Attorney: Pre-Registering with Banks?

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Postby MikeyWorld » October 19th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Just an update.

Seems that the solicitor had sent it to my dad, so the stuff my dad had in the original meeting was the stuff that I needed.

I'll get him to self-certify a few copies before he sends the stuff to me.

Setting up online banking would be brilliant.

Ta


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