Power of Attorney

How to add a Power of Attorney to an existing account, or apply for a new account for someone else

What is Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows someone to appoint one or more people as their attorney to make decisions and manage affairs on their behalf. A Power of Attorney can only be set up when the donor has mental capacity - the ability to understand information and make decisions about your life, or the ability to communicate those decisions.

Types of Power of Attorney

There are different types of power of attorney depending on where you live and what kind of support is needed.

Appointing more than one attorney

When someone appoints more than one attorney, they can decide whether the attorneys should act “jointly” or “jointly and severally”.

Acting as an attorney on someone else's behalf

When someone sets up a Power of Attorney, they can decide what an attorney can and cannot do on their behalf. It is the attorney’s responsibility to act according to the person's wishes, and in their best interests.

How to let Triodos know about a Power of Attorney

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