Settld’s star on the rise with awards and wins

Settld's Star is on the Rise SETTLD's star is rising as it wins a string of accolades and awards in recent days, proving that the young startup business is already making a major difference to people’s lives nationwide. Settld was selected as a Northern Star  - one of the top nine most exciting startups at the Northern Tech Awards which celebrate the best technology companies in the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Headquartered in the North East of England, Settld was also highlighted by the judges in the inaugural Go Further Investment Index as one of the [...]

Post-death checklist – What to do when someone dies

After someone passes away there are a number of  admin  tasks that need to be completed.  This article provides a checklist of what to do when someone dies.  We describe the main steps that you’ll need to take in order to sort out your loved one’s affairs.  We’ve also provided links to other resources available on our website, which deal with topics such as probate and inheritance tax in more detail. Your checklist: 1 - First on the checklist is to get the Death Certificate  This is the legal document that explains how someone died.  If the cause of [...]

Bank Accounts – What happens when someone dies?

Joint bank accounts between spouses are becoming less common. Only one in eight married couples share their funds in a joint account according to The Sun Newspaper in 2019.  However, as the population ages, adult children often have joint bank accounts with their elderly parents.  This can have the benefit of making life simpler whilst a parent is alive. But might cause issues after they’ve passed away. What happens to the funds in a joint bank account? If you were married or in a civil partnership: If there is a surviving partner or spouse, then the account will be [...]

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