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Dealing with bereavement

If you recently experienced the loss of a cherished family member or friend, we acknowledge that this is a period of difficulty, and managing tasks like the closure of their financial accounts may present certain difficulties. We are here to help you.

What to do when handling a deceased person account

We are sorry you have lost a loved one. It is a challenging period and we want to say that we are here to help you with any matters related to closing the bank account during this period.

Step 1: Is there a will?

Please check with your loved one's lawyer or the Wills Registry.

Step 2: Apply for Legal Documents

Step 3: Notify and close the bank account

You can notify the bank by going down to the branch for Singapore-based customers, or contacting the hotline or your deceased family member’s Relationship Manager to arrange for a remote appointment.
To find out who your deceased family member’s relationship manager is if you do not already know, you can call the hotline directly for assistance.
Do note that the duration for account closure varies according to the type and number of accounts held by your loved one.
Once the account is closed, all existing GIRO and payment arrangements will be terminated.

Useful links

For estates worth below $50,000, please refer to The Public Trustee's Office for assistance in the distribution of the assets.
Please refer to the Family Justice Courts link for more information on applying for the legal documents required for account closure.
This service allows you to search for any existing will records in Singapore.


The contents of this webpage are for general informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide and should not be relied on for legal advice. You may wish to consult a professional legal advisor if you require legal advice on matters regarding the estate.
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