Welcome to Life Ledger

The free service that allows you to tell lots of companies about a death from one place

Life Ledger is free to send death notifications

What you need

The deceased’s:
  • Date of Death
  • Full name and usual address
  • Death certificate or interim death certificate (scan or photograph)
From you:
  • A piece of photographic ID, such as a passport of driving licence, to upload and verify your identity. (scan or photograph)

How to Register a Death with BIRA Bank

You can use one of the following methods to inform BIRA Bank of a death:

Writing an email to info@birabank.co.uk

British Independent Retailers Association 225 Bristol Road, Edgbaston Birmingham B5 7UB

What documentation do you require to register a death with BIRA Bank?

You will need to have the following information to hand when telling BIRA Bank of a death:

  • A certified copy of the Death Certificate
  • Account number
  • Personal details of the deceased (name and agreement number)

What Happens Next?

Once you have notified BIRA Bank of the death, they will carry out any necessary steps. Sole accounts will be frozen until funds can be released to beneficiaries and joint accounts will be transferred to the surviving partner. If they require more information, they will contact you. 

Life Ledger can help

Our platform allows you to notify service providers and relevant companies quickly and efficiently. At no cost to you, we aim to reduce the administerial stress surrounding the loss of a loved one.

What people say about us

Thank you again for your personal engagement. I can see how important you are taking this.


A.D, Birmingham

Thank you so much for your concern and going that extra bit further for us, your understanding and compassion shines through.


J.J, Durham

You are making a difficult situation so much easier!


A.G, York

Thank you for everything, I know you've been working hard in the background, this has been a helpful service


N.N, Salisbury

Thanks. You have been a great help. It is appreciated. Take care


S.T, Swansea

It's good to know there's a nice company out there helping with this, thank you


G.Y, Kent

Great to get the emails from Life Ledger letting me know what's been actioned, it is definitely very helpful


C.A, Middlesex

Thank you for all of your support so far, your help has certainly made a difficult task a little more manageable


O.R, Essex

Thank you for all of your support so far, your help has certainly made a difficult task a little more manageable


K.S, Cornwall