How to register as a Power of Attorney for a Skipton customer
We'll need a few things from you if you need to register a Power of Attorney document on a Skipton customer's account:
- the Power of Attorney document, stamped by the Office of the Public Guardian if it's a Lasting Power of Attorney, or if the customer has lost mental capacity and the document is an Enduring Power of Attorney.
- A completed Account Registration Form [PDF].
- Identification if you or any other attorney to be registered are not existing Skipton customers. What we need to see depends on where you register:
a. Registering in branch - we'll need two pieces of identification.
b. Registering by post - we'll need three pieces of identification.
See our Proving your Identity [PDF] leaflet for acceptable forms of ID.
Can I use a copy of the Power of Attorney document?
Yes, but the copy needs to meet our criteria. If you or your attorney do not want to, or are unable to provide the original Power of Attorney document you can provide a copy, confirming it is genuine by having it certified by one of the following:
- the donor of the power (if they have the mental capacity to do so)
- A solicitor.
- A notary public.
- A stockbroker.
Do I need to add anything to the Power of Attorney document?
Yes, on the bottom of every page of the copy the person who is certifying it must write:
“I certify this is a true and complete copy of the corresponding page of the original lasting Power of Attorney.”
And, on the final page of the copy, they must also write:
“I certify this is a true and complete copy of the lasting Power of Attorney.”
Each page should also contain the following:
- Signature of the certifier.
- Full name of the certifier.
- Name of the certifier.
- Address of the certifier (or address of their firm if they are certifying in a professional capacity)
- The date of certification.
Where do I send completed documents?
Please send your completed documents to the below address:
Skipton Building Society