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How do I arrange Power of Attorney over my accounts?

If all you need is for someone to be able to operate a bank account for you temporarily, you can just ask your local branch for a form called a third party mandate or you can call us:

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If you want someone to look after your affairs for a long period of time, are ill, or think you might develop an illness which might prevent you from making decisions for yourself at some time in the future, you can grant a Power of Attorney. This will enable your attorney to operate your accounts and look after all your financial affairs.

To grant a Power of Attorney over your Personal, Private or Business account(s) you need to:

  1. Speak to an experienced adviser, for example at a Citizens Advice Bureau, or a lawyer to draw up a Power of Attorney document, which gives a nominated individual(s) the right to control your financial affairs.
  2. Once you have the document, or a certified copy of it, please take it to your local branch. Our staff will take a copy of it, and ask the person who will be your attorney to complete an application form. He or she will also need proof of their identity. Your attorney will then have the power to control your account(s) on your behalf.
  3. Please note that Ulster Bank Limited can only accept Powers of Attorney which are governed by the laws of Northern Ireland. At present English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh Powers of Attorney are not recognised under Northern Irish law.

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