Distribution from residue / payment of bank transfer fees

Dear Forum

I would be grateful for any thoughts on the following.

In a probate matter:

Where the residue has been ascertained and an interim cash distribution is going to be made to a beneficiary, are the bank transfer fees payable by the beneficiary or from the residue?

Thank you,


I have always given the beneficiaries the choice of a cheque or a bank transfer. If they elect for the convenience of a transfer then I have always considered the bank fees were payable by them.

Dear Joyce

Thank you for your time in responding. I really appreciate it.