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Keep reading for a complete guide on how to notify Westpac Bank of a death. Alternatively, we would recommend that you use Life Ledger instead. The free service is designed to notify multiple companies of a bereavement at the same time.

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Use Life Ledger

Life Ledger is a free, easy-to-use service that helps you tell over 1,000 companies in the UK, from one place about the death of a loved one. Simply click the link below to get started.
How to Report a Death to Westpac Bank
Calling the team on 1300 130 240

What information is required to tell Westpac Bank of a bereavement?

Once notified of the death, Westpac Bank will advise on what information they will need to see.

What Happens Next?

Once notified, Westpac Bank will freeze any sole accounts or transfer joint accounts into the name of the surviving account holder. If they require further information, they will contact you at a convenient time.

Who you can notify with Life Ledger

Life Ledger is free to send death notifications

What you need

The deceased’s:
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Full name and usual address
Death certificate or interim death certificate (scan or photograph)

From you:
A piece of photographic ID, such as a passport of driving licence, to upload and verify your identity. (scan or photograph)

About Life Ledger

A free, easy-to-use service that helps you tell over 1,000 companies in the UK, from one place about the death of a loved one. Simply click the link below to get started.

Life Ledger is free to send death notifications

Who you can notify with Life Ledger

What you need

The deceased’s:
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Full name and usual address
Death certificate or interim death certificate (scan or photograph)

From you:
A piece of photographic ID, such as a passport of driving licence, to upload and verify your identity. (scan or photograph)

About Life Ledger

A free, easy-to-use service that helps you tell over 1,000 companies in the UK, from one place about the death of a loved one. Simply click the link below to get started.

Who you can notify with Life Ledger

Life Ledger is free to send death notifications

Who you can notify with Life Ledger

What you need

The deceased’s:
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Full name and usual address
  • Death certificate or interim death certificate (scan or photograph)
  • From you:
  • A piece of photographic ID, such as a passport of driving licence, to upload and verify your identity. (scan or photograph)

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