Bereaved North East families to be offered step-by-step guidance as Registrars partner with Settld

Northumberland County Council and award-winning bereavement admin service collaborate to provide enhanced assistance for grieving families dealing with the death of a loved one Northumberland Registrars to signpost to Settld alongside government’s Tell us Once service Step-by-step help offered from point of a death being registered Pioneering agreement welcomed by North East organisations as a boost for bereaved families   NEWS RELEASE  Bereaved families in the North East of England are to be offered pioneering step-by-step guidance and assistance to deal with the heavy admin burden following a death. A new partnership has been announced today between Northumberland County Council [...]

‘My dying husband couldn’t cash in his Isas. Now they won’t give me the money’

Services such as Settld can notify companies of a death for free, however not all firms are signed up to these services and you may still have to contact some individually. ‘My dying husband couldn’t cash in his Isas. Now they won’t give me the money’ Lucy Alderson Saturday April 15 2023, 12.01am, The Times Bereaved families are still being put through unnecessary grief by financial firms. When Peter Stratton found out that his cancer was terminal in March 2022, he wrote to Scottish Widows asking to withdraw the £67,100 he held in his four Isas. Sadly, he died before [...]

Get Stuff Sorted with Settld

Bereavement service, Settld, has joined forces with a range of partners to deliver its ‘Get Stuff Sorted’ programme. It offers hands-on advice and practical assistance to individuals and families to prepare the paperwork and legal matters regarding end-of-life admin. Over 31 million adults in the UK don’t have wills or Powers of Attorney in place to protect their loved ones and families, according to Canada Life. Many also haven’t recorded their final wishes or put the rest of their affairs in order. Vicky Wilson, co-founder and CEO of Settld, said: “Our online programme has been designed with various organisations to [...]

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