Bereavement help and advice

Losing someone close to you can be a very distressing time and it may be difficult to focus on practical matters, such as organising the funeral, drafting an estate inventory deed and taking care of the banking arrangements. We are sorry for you loss and want to do what we can to help you. On this page, we have put together information about how to best deal with an estate’s banking, the estate inventory and the distribution of an estate. See also our bereavement checklist of things you need to take care of besides banking.

Estate’s banking before the estate inventory is completed

You can do some of the estate’s banking, such as paying bills, before the estate inventory has been completed. You will need a report on the deceased’s family relationships to prove that you are a party to the estate. To pay the estate’s bills, you can contact Nordea Customer Service or open an expense account for the estate online.

Read more about how to manage an estate’s banking

Estate inventory and estate inventory deed

The estate inventory deed drafted during the estate inventory process includes a list of all the parties to the estate, the deceased person’s assets and debts and the estate’s tax return. You can enlist a solicitor to carry out the estate inventory. We will send a letter to the estate’s address including information on all accounts and other agreements with Nordea for the estate inventory. Read more about estate inventory

Read more about estate inventory

Estate distribution and inheritance tax

The estate can be distributed once the estate inventory has been completed. The estate’s assets with Nordea can be distributed once we have verified the parties to the estate from the estate inventory deed. The parties to the estate decide on how to use and distribute the estate’s assets together.

Read more about estate distribution

How to deliver documents to us

You can send the report on the deceased’s family relationships, the estate inventory deed and its appendices as well as the deed of distribution to us digitally at Select “Estate matters” as the topic of the new message.

Alternatively, you can send copies of the documents by post to the address below. Remember to include the name, phone number and address of a contact person.

Nordea Bank Abp
Operations Finland / Estates

Contact us

If you have any questions about looking after an estate, please call Nordea Customer Service, tel 0200 70 000 (local rates apply). Select “estate” as the reason you are calling and we will put you through to one of our bereavement specialists.

Estate inventory and deed of distribution for Premium Customers:

  1. our legal counsel specialised in wealth management will help you in an online or face-to-face meeting or
  2. we will direct you to the service you need.