PROTECTION POLICIES IN TRUST

Helping you choose which protection trusts best suit your client.

Trusts explained

A trust can be an extremely effective financial planning tool and essentially is a legal arrangement that lets the owner of something ‘gift’ ownership to someone else, this could include cash, property, shares or a life insurance policy.

These arrangements allow the person making the gift (the settlor) to transfer ownership of their assets to another party (the trustees). The trustees hold the assets for either the sole benefit of a chosen person or group of people (the beneficiary) - without giving them access to the assets for the time being.

To help you understand more about trusts we have created a simple Guide to Trusts (PDF, 2MB).

OUR TRUST CHOOSER TOOL WILL HELP YOU TO SELECT THE MOST APPROPRIATE TRUST FOR YOUR CLIENTS' NEEDS AND PROVIDE YOU WITH A LINK TO THE CORRECT TRUST FORM.

Help me choose a trust

For Scottish Widows Protect policies we currently offer a choice of eight supporting trusts.
The trust chooser below is designed to help you decide which trust may be most appropriate for your clients' needs. 

Your client may wish to consider using an Absolute Split Trust

Your client may wish to consider using an Absolute Gift Trust

Your client may wish to consider using a Flexible Survivorship Trust 

OR 

Your client may wish to consider using a Flexible (Discretionary) Gift Trust

Your client may wish to consider using a Flexible (Discretionary) Gift Trust

Your client may wish to consider using a Flexible Split Survivorship Trust

OR 

Your client may wish to consider using a Flexible Split Trust

Your client may wish to consider using a Flexible Split Trust

If you require a PDF version of our trust forms, you can access these below:

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Our protection solutions

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Learn more about Trusts

You can find out more about trusts in our Guide to Trusts.

Guide to Trusts (PDF, 443KB)(opens in a new tab)

Trust literature

You can find all our trust literature within our literature library.

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