Barclays Bank London Eastern Pensioners' Club
If I should die. A suggested list of practical information to leave behind to make it easier for family and executors to cope with things that need to be done.
My nearest friend/relative
My next of kin
My affairs are handled by
My will is kept at
My Bank account (s)
My Minister of Religion
My funeral wishes are
Other documents are attached
or may be found in
Suggested action to be taken by family/executors in the event of death.
This list may not be exhaustive, but it will help to guide you through the main actions to be taken.
You might also find it helpful to visit www.barclaysbankUKRF.com and select 'Reporting a death' from the drop down menu on the top bar.
1. Advise the following as soon as possible.
Barclays Bank UK Retirement Pensions Administration, Towers Watson
PO Box 709, Redhill, RH1 9EG (Tel: 01737 227567)
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Where known, please provide the address, staff number, National
Insurance number and date of birth of the deceased.
Towers Watson will definitely want a copy of the death certificate.
Where there is a surviving spouse, the marriage certificate and the birth
certificate of the spouse will also be required to activate the spouse's
The Secretary of the London Eastern Pensioners' Club.
This can be done via the website contact page.
These two organisations may also be able to provide you with additional
help and quidance.
2 The attending doctor should have provided:
* A free medical certificate showing the cause of death (enclosed
in a sealed envelope addressed to the Registrar of Deaths).
* A notice stating that he has signed a medical certificate, and details
of the procedure for registering a death.
3 Register the death with the local Registrar of Births, Marriages and
Deaths (you will find the address in the telephone directory)
Unless the death has been reported to the coroner, it must be registered
within five days. The following documents and information will be
* Evidence of the cause of death (i.e. the medical certificate).
* The deceased's National Health card, if this is possible.
* The date and place of death.
* The full forenames and surnames of the deceased; their occupation;
and their date and place of birth.
* The date of birth of the surviving spouse (if applicable).
* Wheather the deceased was receiving any State Benefits.
The Registrar will check the documents, register the death, and
provide the applicant with
* A certificate of disposal (which must be given to the funeral director
to authorise the burial or cremation).
* A certificate of registration of death. This is for social security purposes
and on production to the DHSS will prove entitlement of Death Grant
or Widow's Benefit. Extra copies can be obtained for a small fee and
it is worth getting at least five (one will be needed by the Bank, and others
to claim under insurance policies etc. )
* Pamphlets on Welfare Benefits that might be available, and a grant
form PR48 which gives guidance on obtaining a Grant of Probate.
4 Confirm the funeral arrangements. Check whether the deceased's
will contained instructions for either burial or cremation (although there
is no legal obligation on the next of kin or executors to follow these
5 Determine who are the personal representatives (executors) who are
resposible for administering the estate. If this is Barclays UK Trusts,
contact them immediately (Tel: 02075 743 027)
6 Other steps to be taken, normally by the executors are to
* Go through the provisions of the will.
*Pension and Welfare Benefits. Advise DHSS of death.
* Apply for any death grant and any appropriate welfare benefits.
* Inform the deceased's banks, insurance and credit card companies
of the death (the banks will stop all the deceased's unpresented cheques)
*Inform Churches, clubs and any other organisations which the deceased
atrtended, or to which they belonged.
* If the deceased's car is to be used, obtain a new certificate of insurance.
The Barclays Personal Banking website (www.barclays.co.uk) has
some additional useful information in the Help & Support section under
the heading of "What to do when someone dies"