I have just received a letter from the OPG saying that they have now registered the POA for my elderly BIL. I thought it was going to be some sort of 'certificate' but actually they have just returned the original paperwork I filled out and had witnessed etc, all dog eared and tattered, but with the official OPG stamp in each page. Is this correct? What should be my next action, do i contact all his banks and building societies to let them know I have the POA? Will I be able to access his accounts online to pay bills etc? He is housebound and unable to go to the PO to collect his pension, but I have my own card for that now and have been getting money out for food, bills and the suchlike but I would like to set up direct debits and perhaps have a debit card so that I can use it to order his shopping online. Thank you.