Think I just want to vent a little ! I have PoA for my uncle, whose financial affairs are ... extensive. Accounts with 12 different banks and building societies, 3 sets of shareholdings, just for a start. So last month I started the process of registering the PoA with each of them. The ones I can visit in person, taking the original with me aren't too bad. It's the ones where I have to post a certified copy that are causing a real headache. Each time I do this, it takes about 10 days to turn the thing around. I started the process with the outfit that do premium bonds in the first half of last month. They said the PoA was fine, sent it back, but they didn't like the wording the solicitor had provided on the 2 copies he gave me with the original, so would I get it redone. I did, sent it off again, and as of today, it's still not back with me, so Inland Revenue are held in a queue for it, ahead of 7 other institutions all of whom will only accept it by post. Today I had an email from one of the investment companies, asking for a *different* wording to the 2 I've so far obtained from the solicitor, so I now have to get a 3rd certified copy for them. Is all this usual ? Surely it wouldn't be beyond someone's wit to come up with a standard form of certification everyone can accept, would it ? Meanwhile, I'm gazing moodily at the prospect of taking at least from now until Christmas to get access to his full portfolio so I can make sensible arrangements for his nursing home fees. Most frustrating !