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Below is a guide detailing how to inform Scottish Widows Life Insurance of a bereavement. Or, you can use Life Ledger's free and simple service to efficiently notify lots of companies of a death, all from one place.

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How to Report a Death to Scottish Widows Life Insurance
Calling the team on 0345 601 4179
https://extranet.secure.scottishwidows.co.uk/consumer/forms/contact_us/bereavement-claim-form
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The Bereavement Team PO Box 28015 15 Dalkeith Road Edinburgh EH16 5WL

What information will you need to notify Scottish Widows Life Insurance of a death?

You will need the following information when informing Scottish Widows Life Insurance of a death:

Your name and telephone number
The name of the person who has died and any policy number(s) they had
If you don’t have any policy details to hand then they’ll ask for the date of birth and address of the deceased
A certified copy of the death certificate
Your relationship to the deceased
The next of kin
If the person who has died had any accounts with Lloyds Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland, Clerical Medical or St Andrew’s Life. Scottish Widows are all part of Lloyds Banking Group. With your permission, Scottish Widows can share information to close accounts as quickly as possible.
 

What Happens Next?

Once you have notified Scottish Widows of the death a representative inform you of the next steps. Should they require more information, they will let you know.
 

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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