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Wills & probate

Are you financially prepared for death?

Britons are woefully underprepared when it comes to leaving their finances in order on their death, one of the UK’s biggest insurers has revealed.  Royal London – which boasts former...

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new digital probate service

Online probate service launched: how to speed up your application

If you’re the executor of an estate in England and Wales, you can now apply online for probate using a new digital service launched by HM Courts and Tribunal Services....

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Making a will by text message? 7 ways will-writing may be modernised

Radical proposals to update the way wills are written and interpreted in the UK have been put forward by the Law Commission – including the ability to put down your...

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Have you forgotten these 5 assets in your will?

If a frequent flyer dies without bequeathing their air miles, their estate could miss out on thousands of pounds in value, according to recent reports in The Telegraph. But air...

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Probate costs will rise to over £1,000 for thousands

Ask an expert: ‘Why is my late mother’s bank asking for probate when her estate was so small?’

Every week, Which?’s money experts answer your financial queries. You can submit your questions to money-letters@which.co.uk, or via our Facebook or Twitter pages. Q. I’m trying to sort out my...

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probate fee hike cancelled

Probate fees hike put on hold

Plans to overhaul probate fees have been put on ice ahead of the snap general election. The government had planned to switch the flat-rate £215 probate application fee to a sliding...

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Probate costs will rise to over £1,000 for thousands

Probate fees set to rocket for larger estates

The cost of administering a deceased person’s estate in England and Wales could soar to up to £20,000 in May, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed.   Subject to parliamentary...

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Half of Brits don’t have a will

Half of Britons have not made a will, new figures reveal. Get help from the Which? experts to create your will in just a few minutes.

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Probate fees set to rocket

The government has proposed a new tiered system of probate fees, based on the value of the deceased's estate, rather than the current flat fee of £215.

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Which? calls for more protection on drawdown products

Which? is calling for regulators to increase the protection for income drawdown products too.

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