Internet used to research estate planning

The internet is becoming a primary source of information for people looking at writing an online will and getting their estate planning in order, a new survey has found.

Almost half (48 per cent) of people in the UK now use the internet to research such matters, with 22 per cent of over-65s choosing it over more traditional methods, Standard Life discovered.

Men were found to be more inclined to use the internet for estate planning than their female counterparts.

Demand for web-based advice is more prominent in the north of England, where it is used by 56 per cent of people, while those in Wales and the south-west are least likely to head online.

Research published earlier this year by Standard Life showed that 51 per cent of Brits do not have a will in place, with many of them between the ages of 35 and 44.

Published on: May 23, 2011

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