My mother passed away in Sepetember 2013. I was granted the probate in December 2015 as my mother named me the sole executor of her will. I do not get on with my father and have no communication with him. I have no knowledge of my mother's financial affairs as they were always managed by my father.
I wrote to banks and building socities asking if my mother held any accounts with them. Below is part of a reply I got from a building society. The building society was sent a copy of the probate which stated that I was the executor.
I can confirm that account ******** was closed by our savings process team. Upon further investigation this was as part of our bereavement process. On the ** November 2013 we were contacted by a Mr. ******** (my father) who visited a branch to register the death of the late Mrs. ******** As the balance in the account is below £5,000.00 we are able to close the account without Grant of Probate or a signature and stamp from a solicitors.
Mr. ******** (my father) confirmed he was the executor and entitled to this money, due to this the funds were transferred to the nominated account of his choice.
This is in line with the Bereavemment process and all procedures were followed correctly.
How was my father able to confirm he was the executor? Is it correct when the building society states "all procedures were followed correctly"? If there has been any wrongdoing how should I pursue this?