Parky wrote:hiriskpaul wrote:I popped in NatWest to see if they do trustee accounts and it turns out they do and the person I spoke to was knowledgeable about the subject - the branch manager just happened to be at the desk when I went in. He confirmed that they cannot open a trustee account until we have probate and the process is tedious. The Will should be fine, once proven by probate, but it has to be sent off somewhere for scrutiny and final approval. As this branch is local to me and has someone in it who knows what he is doing I think I will stick with them. NatWest is convenient for the other trustee as well.
Congratulations - you were lucky. The person I spoke to at my local Natwest was certain they did not do trustee accounts. Natwest would have been more convenient for me too. In fact, I might go back to them if Barclays fail to perform. As you indicate, it is important to find someone who knows what they are talking about - a rare commodity these days
hiriskpaul, did Natwest open the trust account? What was the procedure? I am still having trouble with Barclays, and am looking for an alternative.