Power of Attorney

Help and guidance

What is a Power of Attorney?

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows a person or persons (attorney / attorneys) the power to act on the behalf of another person (the donor) in relation to their personal welfare and /or property and financial affairs.

As a financial institution we only require a property and financial affairs document which authorises an attorney(s) to manage the donor's finances and property.

Why do I need a Power of Attorney?

Some of the reasons for obtaining Power of Attorney are:

  • Illness or disability
  • Living abroad

There are different types of Power of Attorney documents. We recommend that you seek advice on which type of Power of Attorney is most suitable for you.

Yorkshire Building Society only accepts English, Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish Power of Attorney documents.

Further information

More information can be found on the websites below.

Office of the the Public Guardian (England and Wales)

Office of the the Public Guardian (Scotland)

NI Direct, Government services (Northern Ireland)

You can also obtain further information regarding Powers of Attorney by contacting the Office of the Public Guardian on 0300 456 0300*.

Call our specialist team

If you would like to talk to us about Power of Attorney, you can call our specialist team, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

01274 263 037, option 1, option 2. *

Write to us

Please send documents to:

Customer Service Centre
Yorkshire Building Society
Yorkshire House
Yorkshire Drive

Visit your nearest Branch

If you would prefer to speak to someone in person please call into any of our branches.

Find your nearest branch.