Last week the new Death Notification Service was launched meaning that grieving families no longer have to call multiple banks to inform them of a death. The service can be used by completing a single form online or by making one phone call. The major financial institutions are on board, with smaller banks, building societies and insurance companies to follow eventually.

The service is being run by Equiniti, who have a dedicated team to help families: phone lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm and can be contacted on 03332076574 or online on

If you require additional advice on what to do when someone passes away contact our Probate team on 01270 212000 or 01270 610300 or contact us via email here today to arrange a free, confidential and no obligation appointment to discuss with one of our solicitors any issues which you may have.