You can apply for an LPA online on the Government website , or a solicitor can help you do this. Unfortunately we can't do it for you. The LPA application form will capture attorney details and any restrictions on how they can act on your behalf.
You can appoint one or more attorneys to act on your behalf, and specify and restrict how they do this.
You'll be able to apply for a Health and Welfare LPA or a Property and Financial Affairs LPA. We're only able to accept the Property and Financial Affairs LPA.
For more information, see our frequently asked questions.
The LPA will then need to be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) before your attorney(s) can register the LPA with organisations like us and start making decisions for you. The OPG will charge a registration fee (currently around £82).
It can take around 10-12 weeks to register an LPA with the OPG.
The OPG will send you the paper document but you can also arrange for this to be accessed by organisations online, which means you don't always have to give the actual document to them. The OPG can let you know how to do this.
When you've registered your LPA with the OPG, you'll need to register it with us (and any other banks and building societies you have accounts with). We'll always ask you and your attorneys to provide us with:
If you’re opening a new savings account with us, please complete and return the account application form. You can return your form in branch or by post.
If you've set up an LPA online with the OPG (only applies to new LPAs), we'll need the valid LPA digital access code so that we can view the summary of the document online. We can accept the LPA digitally, as long as it's been registered in England and Wales and doesn't contain any specific instructions.
How an attorney manages and transacts with your account(s) depends on the terms and conditions of the account(s), and any restrictions there may be in the LPA.
The attorney can carry out transactions:
You can post the attorney registration form to us, along with any other documents we need:
Coventry Building Society
PO Box 9