Trust Types

A trust is like a promise. It's you promising some of your assets to children or grandchildren, other loved ones, or worthy organizations and causes. It's also a way of guaranteeing your wealth has a lasting impact.


  • Take advantage of an array of options
  • Control assets
  • Settle estates more easily
  • Protect family wealth

Leave a lasting legacy

By creating a trust, you make sure your money makes a difference as time goes on. You can provide for the next generation, support a family member with special needs or contribute to a charity. 

Revocable Trusts

  • Quicker, more efficient estate settlement
  • Options for disability planning
  • Useful for individuals whose goals include avoiding probate and maintaining privacy

Irrevocable Trusts

  • Protects inherited family wealth for financially inexperienced family members
  • Possible estate tax savings for surviving spouse
  • The bank acts as an impartial, professional trustee
  • Appropriate when you want to leave someone assets without the burden of management

Testamentary Trust (trust under will)

  • A type of trust that is contained in the will
  • Takes effect upon death of the grantor
  • Often used to distribute life insurance proceeds and other assets

Minority Trust

  • A trustee manages the financial assets or property until the child reaches the age you specify
  • The trustee follows your instructions to act in the beneficiary’s best interests

Generation-Skipping Transfer Trust

  • A trust set up for the benefit of grandchildren
  • May be used to minimize estate taxes
  • May protect assets from creditors, divorce court or bankruptcy

Charitable Trusts

  • Created for charitable or philanthropic purposes
  • A scholarship fund or foundation can be established to carry on your legacy
  • Endowment funds professionally managed to enrich your community

Special Needs Trusts

  • Protects beneficiaries who have special needs
  • Access to assets for their use without losing eligibility for public assistance or government benefits

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