After a person’s death, the right to inheritance arises. Under Spanish law both an individual’s rights and obligations form part of the inheritance. This means that both their assets and debts are inherited.

Right to information on the deceased’s account balances

Following a person’s death, the heirs usually request information of banks where the customer held accounts or products.

Inheritance procedures

For credit institutions to allow the heirs to avail of the deceased’s funds, they must first comply with certain procedures.

Implications of the death of a holder of specific products

The death of a holder of banking products may have various implications during the process of dealing with the estate.

Rights of legatees and usufructuaries

In an inheritance, not only the heirs are entitled to acquire rights over the estate, but also other parties, such as legatees and usufructuaries.

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