A new service was launched in 2018 to enable bereaved families to report a death to major financial services providers in one go.
The Death Notification Service has been created to allow notification of a person's death to a number of banks and building societies (financial institutions) at the same time. The aim is to make the process quick and easy for you to inform them at a time that suits you.
You can view the financial institutions that are involved in this service here.
If a case is particularly complicated or time-sensitive (for example, if money or property needs to be released from the estate urgently), you should discuss it with the person’s bank or building society before using the service. There’s information in the FAQs about what you can do in this situation.
The Death Notification Service is a free system for financial organisations – it is a separate, independent service and is not linked to or a replacement for Tell Us Once which is a service where a death can be reported to most government organisations such as HMRC, the DVLA and the relevant council, all in one go.