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Revealed: the banks that now allow online Power of Attorney registrations

Revealed: the banks that now allow online Power of Attorney registrations

Find out which banks now accept online Power of Attorney registrations due to the coronavirus outbreak, and how to navigate other restrictions still in place

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Nearly 22,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney rejected: five tips to ensure you register one that works

Nearly 22,000 Lasting Powers of Attorney rejected: five tips to ensure you register one that works

With Lasting Power of Attorney applications likely to increase with the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown, here's how to avoid your LPA being rejected or not working.

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Coronavirus: should you make an advance care plan?

Coronavirus: should you make an advance care plan?

In the coronavirus crisis, it's never been more important to have a plan in place for the type of treatment and care we receive at the end of life.

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How coronavirus restrictions are changing funerals

How coronavirus restrictions are changing funerals

Coronavirus is forcing major changes to the way funerals are conducted. We explain what these new rules mean for the bereaved.

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Will services in high demand – how to make a will quickly and cheaply

Will services in high demand – how to make a will quickly and cheaply

Demand for wills has doubled with the threat of coronavirus with some law firms turning away clients. Here's how to get the right will and powers of attorney for you quickly and easily even when you're self-isolating.

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Two in five homeowners don’t have a will: what happens if you die without one?

Two in five homeowners don’t have a will: what happens if you die without one?

Over two fifths of homeowners haven't written a will meaning their loved ones could lose out - but making one is easier than you think.

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Dying without a will: fixed inheritance sum for spouses rises to £270,000

Dying without a will: fixed inheritance sum for spouses rises to £270,000

The fixed sum a surviving partner gets when a spouse or civil partner dies without a will is rising to £270,000 - but no will means they can still lose out.

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Five million choosing not to get married: why writing a will needs to be a priority

Five million choosing not to get married: why writing a will needs to be a priority

Unmarried couples need to write a will even more than married folk. Which? takes a look at what to include and what to avoid.

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Probate fees hike scrapped: deceased estates avoid bills of up to £6,000

Probate fees hike scrapped: deceased estates avoid bills of up to £6,000

Bereaved families no longer face the prospect of a hefty bill for probate applications, with the government announcing a planned fee rise will not go ahead.

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9 common misconceptions about writing a will

9 common misconceptions about writing a will

Millions of adults in the UK haven’t made a will. We run through common misconceptions that could be holding them back and what the reality is.

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