What happens to a deceased person's accounts when I notify the bank?
When we are made aware of a customer's passing Westpac will block access to any private and sole trader accounts (but not joint accounts). All signatories and enduring power of attorneys loaded on the private accounts will also cease.
Joint accounts will remain as they are with no blocks to your access. Ltd company accounts, partnership accounts, society accounts and trust accounts will also be left unblocked. Private accounts will be frozen.