How do I register a Power of Attorney with the bank?
Our staff in each of our branches or business centres are here to help. You can contact us by telephone on 0345 600 5925† or by calling in to any of our First Trust Bank branches.
You/The Attorney(s) will need to provide the branch with the following documentation:
- The original of the full Power of Attorney/Enduring Power of Attorney document or a copy certified by a solicitor;
- 2 forms of identification for the Attorney to prove identity and residence e.g. UK passport, full or provisional photo driving licence and a utility bill less than 3 months old that confirms your address;
- If the Enduring Power of Attorney was signed by the Donor more than 6 months before being presented to the bank, but has not yet been registered with the High Court, we may require further information from the Donor’s GP in order to ascertain that the Donor is still mentally capable of managing their finances.
The Attorney will need to complete additional documentation at the branch.
Please note that First Trust Bank can only accept Powers of Attorney which are governed by the laws of Northern Ireland.
It will take time for us to process this documentation, but our staff in the branch or business centre will keep the Attorney up to date on the progress of this and will also write to the Attorney to confirm when the Power of Attorney/Enduring Power of Attorney is in place. We will also inform any other departments in First Trust Bank that need to know, and they will be in touch if necessary.
Additional information which maybe relevant to your circumstances can be found below:
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