What documents will we need from you?

The documents we may require are listed in our acceptable documents table. The exact documents we require will be requested by our specialist bereavement team.

Documentation required

  • Original death certificate or the coroner's certificate.
  • If there is a will, an original or certified copy of the will, to confirm who is entitled to deal with the estate and be a personal representative.
  • If a personal representative of the deceased does not already bank with M&S Bank, we'll need one form of identification and one form of address verification for each of the personal representatives in order for us to release any credit funds.
  • Original sealed grant of probate or letters of administration (or in Scotland this is called 'confirmation') may be required.

We prefer to see documents that are issued by an official authority and include a photograph, such as a passport, national identity card or photo card driving licence. If you can't provide one of these, please make sure your identity and address verification documents include your full first name as well as your surname. For more information, take a look at our list of acceptable documents for proof of identity and confirmation of address.

Alternatively, please do not hesitate to contact our Bereavement Support team with any questions you have.

Where to send the documents to

M&S Bank, PO Box 3849, Chester, CH1 9FN.

Please do not post original photo identity documents to us.

All high value documents will be returned to you in the post. Alternatively, you can take the original documents into any M&S Bank branch, where we will take a copy of them. Find your nearest branch.

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You can send your documents to us at:

M&S Bank
PO Box 3849
Chester
CH1 9FN

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