Dad died nearly a year ago: I'm still grappling with his personal finances

When FT columnist Miranda Green lost her father, she expected the grief to be long-lived. What she didn’t expect was that she would still be attempting to settle her father's financial affairs nearly a year later with multiple calls to banks, building societies, insurers and utilities. She tells presenter Claer Barrett about her experience of inconsiderate call handlers and poor processes in the private sector and Claer puts Miranda’s concerns to Eric Leenders, the director of personal finance at UK Finance, the trade body that represents about 300 financial services organisations. What are they doing to address the problem?


Want more? Free link:

Sadmin - the side hustle nobody wants

Services mentioned in the podcast:

https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death/organisations-you-need-to-contact-and-tell-us-once

https://www.mylostaccount.org.uk/

https://www.deathnotificationservice.co.uk/


If you’d like to talk to Claer about a future episode, please email the Money Clinic team at money@ft.com with a short description of your problem, and how you would like us to help. 

Follow Claer on X, formerly Twitter, and Instagram @Claerb

Presented by Claer Barrett. Produced by Philippa Goodrich and Laurence Knight. Our executive producer is Manuela Saragosa. Sound design by Breen Turner and Samantha Giovinco, with original music from Metaphor Music.


Read a transcript of this episode on FT.com


Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.