Power of attorney

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NatWest says it has ‘mislaid’ our vital lasting power of attorney
We urgently need to pay my father’s care home fees but the bank says 80% of the paperwork is missing

Anna Tims

04, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Barclays won’t accept I have power of attorney for my father
I have an activation code but it’s not good enough for the bank

Anna Tims

07, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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I fear for the safety of my investments after NS&I blunder
It blocked my account, saying I had granted power of attorney to another person when I had not

Anna Tims

16, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Should I get power of attorney over my mum’s finances?
Dad recently died and she isn’t great with money

18, Mar, 2017 @7:00 AM

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I want to make sure my tricky sister is doing the best for our mother
My elder sister has power of attorney for our mother, who has dementia, but I find her difficult to deal with – she keeps me in the dark. Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader

Annalisa Barbieri

23, Sep, 2016 @2:00 PM

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A power of attorney has split my husband and his sister
A legal agreement to manage the financial affairs of parents could end up in the hands of lawyers

Anna Tims

07, Apr, 2016 @6:00 AM

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It’s never too early to give power to the people you trust the most
If you can’t make decisions for yourself, you need someone who can. Which is why, Esther Shaw writes, Lasting Power of Attorney is vital

Esther Shaw

17, Aug, 2015 @6:00 AM

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Selftrade doesn’t understand how power of attorney works
I am trying to trade on behalf of my 95-year-old mother, and Selftrade is hassling me for her ID – as well as my brother’s

Anna Tims

19, Dec, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Carers struggle to exercise lasting power of attorney
As Carers Week highlights the unpaid workforce of 6.5% we look at one of many frustrations: getting banks to recognise your lasting power of attorney

Harriet Meyer

09, Jun, 2013 @6:01 AM

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The father I loved is all but gone
In her final column, Rebecca Ley explains why she will no longer be writing each week about her father's life with dementia

Rebecca Ley

11, May, 2013 @7:00 AM

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Dad is slipping out of view
My memories of Dad are getting fainter. But when I talk to Mum about my new baby – and when I was born – it brings him back for a bit. By Rebecca Ley

Rebecca Ley

04, May, 2013 @7:00 AM

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I'm still confused by the court of protection
We've had to deal again with the secretive court that advocates on behalf of people unable to make decisions about their welfare – it's a peculiar business

Rebecca Ley

27, Apr, 2013 @7:00 AM

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