What happens to joint accounts when one of the account holders has died?

Joint accounts will remain open in the name of the surviving account holder who will be able to use the accounts as usual. In cases where the deceased only held a joint Triodos account and no sole accounts, please send us a copy of the Death Certificate so we can update our records. We will only need a Bereavement Notification Form(PDF) if the customer also held sole accounts in their own name. 

‘Joint accounts’ here refers to Current Accounts (for daily banking) and Impact Investment Accounts. For business accounts, you’ll need to complete a Change of account operator form(PDF).

To notify us that a customer with a joint account has passed away, please email a scanned copy of the Death Certificate to [email protected]. If this isn’t possible, you can post an original or a certified copy to us at ‘Bereavement Team, Triodos Bank, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AS’. 

Please note, you may want to send original or certified documents by recorded or tracked delivery to ensure they don’t get lost in the post. But be aware, most delivery companies will charge for this service. Alternatively, you can send documents to ‘FREEPOST Triodos Bank’. This is a second class service with no stamp required.

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