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Premier Banking

Estate Administration Service

A helping hand at a difficult time

The loss of family or a close friend is always difficult. Facing the practicalities and paperwork on top of the grief can be overwhelming. Our specialist team is here to take care of the details, offering professional help at a difficult time.

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How our Estate Administration service works

Administering an estate can be a lengthy and complex process. We’ll work with you to ensure that the terms of the will are carried out in an efficient and professional manner.

The service is provided by leading firms of solicitors; Hugh James law firm provides our estate administration service in England and Wales and Brodie’s Solicitors are our partners in Scotland. We chose these two providers for their exceptional level of service. 

Speak to your Premier Banking Manager to find out more about our Estate Administration service.

Important documents

Our guide to estate administration provides a glossary of key terms relating to this service.

How we can help

Estate Administration

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax is a tax payable on the value of your estate (after you die). It’s only payable over a certain amount (or ‘threshold’), subject to specific tax exemptions and reliefs.

Capital Gains Tax

The Estate may have to pay Capital Gains Tax if the deceased person sold assets before they passed away or if there’s a capital gain on an asset within the Estate.

Financial advice for Beneficiaries

If you’re a Beneficiary of an Estate, we can offer financial advice to help you make the most of your inheritance – whether or not you’re currently a NatWest customer (a fee applies for this service).

Income Tax

Income Tax must be deducted from any income received by the Estate (at the current rate).

Common questions about administering an estate

Speak to your Premier Banking Manager

As someone who knows you and appreciates your financial needs, your Premier Banking Manager is well-placed to discuss our Estate Administration service with you.

If you don’t have their mobile number to hand, our customer support team (Premier 24) can book an appointment for you.

Telephone: 0333 202 3330
International: +44 161 933 7239
Minicom: 0800 027 1395