Trust Planning & Solutions
Lifetime transfers of wealth can be made in trust as a form of asset protection and to ensure monies reach the intended beneficiaries. Contact our trust financial advisers for professional trust planning advice.
Depending on the type of trust used, assets gifted during your lifetime will usually fall outside of your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes 7 years after transfer to the trust.
Trusts are also necessary where assets are left to children, whether gifted during your lifetime or on death through your Will.
The Trustee Act 2000 places a number of obligations on trustees, including the need to obtain investment advice where appropriate and to regularly review investments. We are experienced in advising on the most appropriate form of trust to use, often working in conjunction with solicitors, the role of trustees and in devising, implementing and reviewing a suitable investment strategy.
Further information about IHT & Estate Planning:
TrustsNews & Case Studies
Wealth NavigatorPosted in Inheritance Tax, Discounted Gifts (+3 more), on 19.12.18 Read Planning the BEST route for the next generation
Inheritance Tax- The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB)Posted in Inheritance Tax, Discounted Gifts (+2 more), on 26.10.17 Read The 2015 Summer budget announced the introduction of the residence nil rate band for inheritance tax. This measure...
Trust PlanningPosted in Financial Advice, Trusts on 20.07.10 Read Some good news for trust planning The Perpetuities and Accumulation Act came into effect on 6 April and introduced two...
Inheritance Tax Assessment ServicePosted in Financial Advice, Trusts on 28.11.09 Read The vast majority of us have little option over the amount of tax we have to render unto Caesar (aka Mr Darling). While...
Fiducia NewsPosted in Financial Advice, Trusts on 02.02.09 Read Our Practice Manager, Sarah Travers is due to begin six months maternity leave from the end of June and as a result we have...
Trusts protect assets from Inheritance Tax (IHT) liabilities by allowing you to transfer wealth to loved ones during your lifetime.
Depending on the type used, assets gifted during your lifetime will usually fall outside of your estate for IHT purposes seven years after transfer to the trust.
Our specialist team of financial advisors are here to help you understand the different trusts available, the benefits they offer to your estate and the legal process involved in drawing up the required documentation. We regularly work in conjunction with solicitors to provide clients with a comprehensive trust management service.
We are experienced in advising on the most appropriate form of trust to use, the role of trustees and in devising, implementing and reviewing a suitable investment strategy.
As well as helping to reduce IHT liabilities on your estate, setting up trusts is also recommended for avoiding probate in the event of your death.
Even if you have a will setting out how you wish your estate to be disposed of, certain assets, such as property, must be handled by a probate court. The principle behind probate is to ensure that the deceased’s wishes are adhered to, and to resolve any potential conflicts between claimants to the estate.
The probate process carries costs with it. Just as they can be used to avoid unnecessary IHT payments, trusts provide a means to dispose of assets outside the remit of the probate court, saving your beneficiaries the associated time and costs.
The role of trustees
When setting up a trust, you must appoint one or more trustees who will be responsible for ensuring that your wishes are followed upon your death.
The Trustee Act 2000 places a number of obligations on trustees, including the need to obtain investment advice where appropriate and to regularly review investments. As an award-winning team of investment specialists, Fiducia Wealth is ideally placed to help trustees fulfil this criteria and make decisions which best reflect the wishes of the grantor (the person setting up the trust).