Lasting Power of Attorney system in need of urgent upgrade, Which? says

'Lack of awareness'

Julia Bahr
clock • 4 min read

The Lasting Power of Attorney system is in desperate need of improvement, research from Which? has suggested.

The survey suggested widespread confusion about how the process works and banks often causing avoidable problems for people registering as attorneys. "The creaking power of attorney system needs urgent improvement, particularly to address the public's lack of awareness of how the process works and the difficulties people face when registering with banks. This problem has been going on for years," said Which? money editor Jenny Ross. Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows a person to give another the power to make decisions on their behalf if they lose mental c...

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