My brother-in-law recently died in Spain, we are having difficulty getting the bank in Spain to release the funds from his account. My niece was over to arrange funeral, cremation and return of ashes to London. They have a copy of the will stating that her and her sister are the inheritors of the estate. The death certificate, NEI number for my brother in law Tony XXXXXXXXX,and his bank card. My niece, Jacey XXXXXXXXX, has been in touch in person with the BBVA bank in Spain and returned to the Uk to organise his funeral over here. On returning the bank is refusing to transfer the money to the UK and insisting that she returns in person. This would result in more costs which the balance of the account would not cover. BBVA bank in uk, and the notary Salvador XXXXXXXXX, do not see any reason why the bank in Spain does not transfer the money. I would be grateful if you could give me any advice. I am Eleanor XXXXXXX, Jacey and Gemma XXXXXXXXX's closest relative and writing on bequest of Jacey XXXXXXXXX.