Will I need to provide ID?
It is important we ensure all Executors and other Legal Representatives administering estate accounts are appropriately identified. If you are not a current Defence Bank member, and you are the Executor(s) or other Legal Representative(s) of the estate of a deceased member then we are legally required to identify you before we can transfer the funds to your control. It is important that we do this to ensure we are dealing with only the authorised parties in regards to the affairs of the deceased.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing laws requires Financial Institutions to verify the identity of all authorised persons acting on all accounts. For this reason, we request all Executor(s) and other Legal Representative(s) provide satisfactory identification documents. If you are a current Defence Bank member then this requirement may have already been satisfied. If not, the simplest way to complete this step is to visit any Defence Bank branch with the appropriate identification documents. If you cannot get to one of our branches please complete and return the Certification Form – Deceased Estates with original certified copies of your identification documents (as listed on the form).