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Will Writing and Executor Service

The first step in making your inheritance plans

Making a will is something that makes sense for everyone. Whatever stage you are at in life, or with your retirement plans, a will makes life easier for your dependants.

Why make a will?

  • It cuts out delays - if you die without making a will, your dependants could wait for months before getting access to any funds
  • It lets you decide - you can set out who you want to pass your assets to, and in what proportions
  • You can provide for your family - and make sure their financial needs are properly addressed

Will writing also helps you identify any potential inheritance tax issues, and make provisions to minimise your liabilities.

The RBS will writing service

Our will writing service is provided by Hugh James law firm, the Scottish service is provided by Brodies Solicitors, both of which we selected for delivering the highest quality and innovative legal services.

Executor service

When you make a will, you need to appoint an executor, it is the executor’s role to make sure the instructions in your will are carried out.

You can appoint RBS as your executor, and enjoy the peace of mind that an experienced, impartial team will act on your behalf. As we are a company – and not an individual – you will not need to change your will if an individual executor becomes ill.

A fee will apply for this service and we will inform you of this detail along with all the information you need to make your decision.

Get in Touch

If you want to talk to us about will writing and executor services

  • Call us on
    0845 873 6137

A type talk service is available for customers with hearing and speech impairments.

Lines are open: Monday to Thursday 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm (excl. public holidays).

Helpful Banking

Protecting your money

Your eligible deposits with RBS are protected up to a total of 85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit protection scheme. This limit is applied to the total of any deposits you have with the following: Royal Bank of Scotland, Direct Line, the One Account, Child & Co, Drummonds and Holt's. Any total deposits you hold above the 85,000 limit between these brands are not covered.

Further information is available here or visit www.fscs.org.uk .