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What is Equiniti Benefactor?

Equiniti Benefactor offer a comprehensive and easy to understand estate administration service. We support you throughout the process and offer a simpler solution than other legal services firms.

At Equiniti, we understand that when someone close to you dies, it can be difficult working out what to do and in what order, especially if it’s the first time you have had to deal with legal issues following a death. That's why we have created a service that is there to give you all the practical support that you need, when you need it.

Our service is built on the expert experience of our staff and partners and has helped thousands of families through the probate process.

The service includes:

  • Easy to understand advice on what to do when someone dies
  • A one-to-one conversation with a specialist who will clearly explain your options and the legal process
  • A range of services to suit you
  • Experienced Legal and Tax experts are all under one roof
  • A fixed price quote so you can be clear of the cost upfront
  • A dedicated Case Manager who will keep you regularly updated throughout the process, and
  • Support from a fully regulated and authorised legal services company

For a no obligation conversation about this service call Equiniti’s Benefactor helpline on 0371 384 2793 or +44 121 415 0875 (Overseas callers). Lines are open from 8:30am to 5:30pm (UK time) Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays in England and Wales.

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​If the information or FAQs on this page don't answer your question, you can contact us in any of the following ways:

Death notification service

The free, online Death Notification Service is available to anyone who wishes to notify, in a single step, one or more member organisations that a customer has died.

The gateway service aims to make the process easier for those who have suffered a bereavement by relieving the stress and burden around repeated notifications and enabling them to manage these at a time that is convenient.

Once the online form is completed the selected financial institutions will then contact the notifier to inform them of the next steps.

Please check this video on how to use the service

For details of the organisations that are part of the service please visit

For more information and to submit a notification, please visit

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