Bank delaying payment after death

My mum died in July and as no probate needed we the executors want to release the funds from her bank. They said it will be 5 days then 11days then 15 days now they say up to 6 months. Why?

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  • JGB1955
    JGB1955 Posts: 3,432
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    What did they say when you asked them?  Have they discovered, maybe, some missing accounts that takes the total above their limit, thus requiring probate?
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  • Marcon
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    My mum died in July and as no probate needed we the executors want to release the funds from her bank. They said it will be 5 days then 11days then 15 days now they say up to 6 months. Why?
    Ask the bank. They're the only ones who know.
    Googling on your question might have been both quicker and easier, if you're only after simple facts rather than opinions!  
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