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Wills & Wasiat

Wills & Wasiat

We are ready to advise and assist you in drawing up a will, ensuring that your legacy is successfully distributed in the fastest and most effective manner.

Why Maybank Trustees Berhad


Our professional and experienced team is ready to advise and assist you in drawing up your will, ensure that your intentions are met and your legacy successfully distributed in the fastest and most effective manner.

Wills & Trusts Team

Should you have any queries or require further explanation on Wills and Trusts or related matters, please contact our Retail Trustee Services at the following numbers:

NameContact detailsEmail
Shahri Zain Abd. Munir 03-2074 8185 szain.am@maybank.com
Firdaus Ali Mokhtar 03-2074 8792 firdaus.al@maybank.com
Farah Hamizah Shaharin 03-2074 7978 farahhamizah.s@maybank.com
Chong Tien Hwee (Daphne) 03-2074 8086 tienhwee.chong@maybank.com
Hakimi Mat Salim 03-2070 8833 ext 4558 hakimi.matsalim@maybank.com
Careline 03-2074 8222 (Tel)
03-2070 9387 (Fax)
willwriting@maybank.com.my

 

    

Wills


A Will ia simply defined as a legal document that empowers you to exercise the right of determining who benefits from your assets after your lifetime.

Benefits of writing a Will

  • To ensure that your estate and assets are given to the persons you intend to benefit.
  • To determine the amount of inheritance and when a beneficiary inherits from you
  • To make provisions for family members or friends with special needs or specific lifestyles
  • Ability to appoint an Executor of your choice. Your Executor can be an individual or corporation, authorised by you to deal with your assets and should be experienced, independent, trustworthy and impartial so as to ensure proper administration and distribution of your estate
  • To appoint the Guardian of your minor children (below 18 years of age) or special child. The Guardian will be the primary caretaker of your children who's responsible for their well-being
  • To remunerate persons in conducting specific tasks stipulated in your Will, e.g. caring for your elderly parents or your children
  • To ensure that the distribution of your estate will be fast and efficient, avoiding possible erosion of the value of your estate

What happens in the absence of a Will

  • The law and NOT you will decide who inherits your wealth, personal belongings, jewelry and other assets. The court will choose an administrator to distribute your wealth, personal belongings (including jewelry, furniture, art) and other assets according to the law of intestacy, regardless of any desires you may have expressed during your lifetime. 
  • The process for a court-appointed administrator is cumbersome and time consuming. It will inevitably delay the final distribution of your assets that may in the meantime cause financial distress to your family.
  • A court-appointed guardian may not be the most suitable or appropriate person to care for your minor/special child

   

Wasiat


Wasiat is a declaration of a person made during his lifetime with respect to his property or benefit thereof, to be carried out for the purpose of charity or for any other purpose permissible by Islamic Law, after his death.

Benefits of writing a Wasiat

  • A Muslim can bequeath up to 1/3 of his estate to non-Faraid heirs or for charitable purposes (after deducting all debts and liabilities). The remaining 2/3 of his estate will be distributed to the Faraid heirs, in accordance to Faraid proportions.
  • A Muslim is able to make a provision of Harta Sepencarian in his Wasiat, thus the surviving spouse is able to claim the matrimonial property before distribution of estates as accorded with Faraid principles.
  • Ability to appoint an Executor of your choice. Your Executor can be an individual or corporation, authorised by you to deal with your assets and should be experienced, independent, trustworthy and impartial so as to ensure proper administration and distribution of your estate
  • To appoint the Guardian of your minor children (below 18 years of age) or special child. The Guardian will be the primary caretaker of your children who's responsible for their well-being 
  • To remunerate persons in conducting specific tasks stipulated in your Will, e.g. caring for your elderly parents or your children 
  • To ensure that the distribution of your estate will be fast and efficient, as there are fewer formalities, thus avoiding possible erosion of the value of your estate

What happens in the absence of a Wasiat:

  • The distribution of the entire Muslim's estate will follow Faraid principles. 
  • Adopted children or step children will not be entitled to inherit the estate of their adopted parent or step parent.
  • Non-Muslim family members will not be entitled to inherit the estate of their Muslim family members.
  • The court will choose an administrator to distribute your wealth, personal belongings (including jewelry, furniture, art) and other assets according to the Faraid principles, regardless of any desires you may have expressed during your lifetime. 
  • The process for a court-appointed administrator is cumbersome and time consuming. It will inevitably delay the final distribution of your assets that may in the meantime cause financial distress to your family.
  • A court-appointed guardian may not be the most suitable or appropriate person to care for your minor/special child.

Estate Administration


Estate administration refers to the effective administration of your estate through the probate process, which means putting your final intentions into effect.

It includes the gathering of all your assets, the payment of any outstanding debts, taxes, payment of expenses associated with the administration of your estate to the final distribution of assets to your beneficiaries. Throughout this process, we act impartially in the best interest of all your beneficiaries.

Will Custody


Keeping your Will in a safe place is important so that it is not damaged, tampered, or lost when needed for probate application. Engaging us as custodian of your Will ensures that your Will is  kept safe and confidential.

Write a will online

For Malaysian citizens 18 years and above (for Peninsular Malaysia and Sarawak) and 21 years and above (for Sabah)


  1. Login to Maybank2u
  2. Select ‘Online Will Writing' from the Main Menu.
  3. Select ‘Will' (for Non-Muslims) or ‘Wasiat' (for Muslims).
  4. Enter Applicant details.
  5. Enter Executor details.
  6. For Wasiat, select the mode of asset distribution. If ‘Entire Estate Distribution Following Your Allocation' is selected, enter Beneficiary(s) details. For Will, enter Beneficiary(s) details.
  7. Request TAC and click ‘Confirm' to proceed with payment

Note: To ensure the validity of Will/Wasiat, you must sign the Will/Wasiat in the presence of 2 witnesses who are 18 years old and above. For Wasiat, witnesses must be male Muslims.

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Call Maybank Trustees at 03-2074 8222 or email us at willwriting@maybank.com