What is a Bank Confirmation Letter?
If you're an executor, you can write a Bank Confirmation Letter to a bank or financial institution on behalf of a deceased person's estate. The Letter requests that the bank or institution verify the deceased person's account, the balance on that account and any accrued interest not yet posted to the account. A Bank Confirmation Letter gives an Executor the ability to locate assets which the Executor did not have prior knowledge. This Letter may be used to request information even when an Executor does not know the deceased person's account(s) number or whether they held an account(s) at the institution. A Bank Confirmation Letter also requires the inclusion of a Letter of Appointment, a document verifying the Executor has the authority to act on behalf of the deceased's estate.
When to use a Bank Confirmation Letter:
- You want to confirm a decedent's account numbers and balances of accounts with a financial institution.
- You want to determine if the decedent owns any accounts with the financial institution.
- You want to ensure all of the decedent's accounts are included in the estate.
|Date of Death:|
is the executor for the above estate. It is my understanding that the Decedent owned one or more accounts with your institution. Letters of Appointment
A stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed for your convenience. Please contact me if you have questions or need additional information. or Thank you for your attention to this matter.