The business trust

We've designed the business trust specifically for use with a Royal London business protection plan (partner, member and shareholder protection) that’s being set up as an own life in trust arrangement.

The business owner can write their plan under trust, with the beneficiaries being the other partners, members or shareholders in the business.

This ensures that the surviving co-owners have the necessary funds to buy a deceased or ill person’s share in the business and don’t end up with an unintended or undesirable business partner or shareholder, such as a surviving spouse, child or unwelcome third party.

This trust is only available as a discretionary trust.

Our signature free process

We know processing a trust application can be a struggle - especially when you need so many signatures.

Our signature free business protection and relevant life plan trust process allows you to complete the application for your client without having to wait for signatures from nominated trustees or your client - making the process simple.

Our business protection and relevant life plan online application lets you complete a signature free trust form, making the trust process simple.

The details you need to enter are included in the main application, but you can still send us a paper trust form before the plan starts, if you want.

The information we ask for online is the same as on our paper version, so there are no surprises. And you won’t need to repeat anything you’ve already told us.

You need to complete all the trust sections to submit the application, but you can save and return to it at any point if you don’t have all the information to hand.

You can also print a copy to share with your client before sending us the final application.

Once you’ve sent it to us, there’s nothing else you need to do.

A copy of the trust form will be available as part of the client pack on your dashboard.

And we’ll send confirmation to the plan owner and tell the nominated trustees straight away, with no delays caused by the need for a signature.

At Royal London, we make the application process simple.

Important note:
Please note this is a guide and shouldn’t be relied on as actual advice.

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The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. The firm is on the Financial Services Register, registration number 117672. It provides life assurance and pensions. Registered in England and Wales number 99064. Registered office: 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0RL.