What happens with PostFinance accounts?
The procedure that PostFinance uses for the assets of deceased account holders varies depending on the type of account, assets and authorization status. However, the following points are generally applicable:
- The PostFinance Card is personal and cannot be transferred. It is cancelled upon the death of the holder. The same applies for access to e-finance
- The accounts of a deceased account holder will be cancelled and an authorized agent cannot assume control of them
- An issued power of attorney for an account is still valid after death, but does not guarantee access to accounts or assets. In order to protect the interests of the heirs, PostFinance will cancel a power of attorney if considerable assets are being dealt with
You can find out more about how to proceed on the following pages. This varies depending on the type of account, assets and power of attorney status. We will be pleased to help if you have any questions.