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Wealth Structuring via Discretionary Trust

Setting-up a discretionary trust in the UK: we all want to make sure our family is taken care of once we aren't around any more, and the discretionary trust establishment is one way of helping to ensure this. Discretionary trusts are a flexible type of trust. The trustees can choose how and when some or all of the capital of the trust fund will be used, and for whose benefit. The trust deed identifies the beneficiaries, and the trustees can choose which of the beneficiaries will benefit from the trust. Setting up a discretionary trust - to start up a discretionary trust, you need to identify the assets, decide on the beneficiaries, appoint trustees, and outline the terms. Coddan Formations Agency can help you with each stage of the process trust start-up and a company formation. We can then draw up a trust deed that includes the identities of the beneficiaries and trustees, how the assets are to be managed, which assets are being passed into the trust, the permitted use of the assets, and who receives the assets when the trust is terminated.


Discretionary trusts registration




The first option of the discretionary trust start-up is the fastest process with online discretionary trust set-up, and printed documents as well.

The following benefits are included into this setting-up of a discretionary trust in the UK package:

    • The provision of a registered office address in London;
    • The provision of a local registered agent in London;
    • The top-notch bound copy of the trust deed;
    • Additional services are available.



This discretionary trust establishment package is especially for clients, who are requiring registering a discretionary trust with a registered address, local agent & a nominee trustee; bank account upon request.

This UK discretionary trust registration offer includes everything in the first option, together with the advantages of:

  • The provision of a nominee trustee;
  • The signed trust declaration;
  • The signed letter from a nominee trustee;
  • Additional services are available.



This is one of the most popular discretionary trust creation in the UK packages with offshore bank account, as an additional option to the discretionary trust start-up.

This discretionary trust starting up offer includes the following:

  • The provision of a nominee trustee;
  • The signed trust declaration;
  • The signed letter from a nominee trustee;
  • The offshore bank account;
  • Additional services are available.



This is our most comprehensive discretionary trust incorporation package with all documents verified by solicitor or notary public & certified by the apostilled stamp or apostille seal affixed.

This discretionary trust registration offer includes everything in the third option, plus:

  • The certification of all corporate documents, including a power of attorney, by solicitor or notary public & the final verification of all trust' documents by an apostille seal;
  • Additional services are available.


Benefits to setting up a discretionary trust, advantages to establish a UK discretionary trust

Discretionary trusts are commonly used to keep the trust assets separate from the beneficiaries' estates in order to avoid inheritance tax. This kind of trust is particularly useful if the settlor has identified beneficiaries but doesn't know which of them is going to need future financial help. At Coddan Formations Agency, we can help you with registering a discretionary trust and making sure your beneficiaries get everything they deserve.

Setting-up a discretionary trusts services: at Coddan Formations Agency, we have the experience and knowledge to get your discretionary trust set up quickly and smoothly. We can take care of all the paperwork and procedures, ensuring your discretionary trust registration application meets all the necessary criteria and is successful. By using our discretionary trust establishment services, you can save yourself all the time and hassle that is often associated with registering a trust.

Whether you need an off-shore company up and running within a matter of days, or your payroll set up and taken care of, Coddan is here to take care of all your discretionary start-up and administration needs. Get in touch today on 0330 808 0089 to find out more about how our discretionary trust start-up services could help you.

Register a discretionary trust - how to create a discretionary trust in the United Kingdom

Establish a Discretionary Trust in UK

However, registering a discretionary trust can be complicated and demanding. Thankfully, the discretionary trust start-up agents, who can carry out the discretionary trust registration for British and non-UK customers. We will get your new discretionary trust incorporated whilst complying with all regulations & requirements, and they will usually provide a range of additional services in order to get your new business project off to the best possible start. As well as lodging all the necessary information and documentation, new discretionary trusts creation for customers will often also include the provision of a trustee - meaning your new discretionary trust can start operating within days. Agents will ensure all documentation is completed and submitted according to regulations, and they will also offer other services designed to get your new discretionary trust incorporated efficiently.

Create a discretionary trust in the Great Britain

Set-Up a Discretionary Trust in the UK

What are the benefits of setting up a discretionary trust in the United Kingdom? Discretionary trusts allow the settlor, or the person who owns a life policy, to pass on their policy to a group of friends, or trustees, who will look after the policy until the time comes to cede it to the beneficiaries.

The beneficiaries come from a group chosen by the settlor. However, it is the trustees who decide who from this group receives the money, how much each person receives, and at what point they receive it.

The life policy, in this instance, is said to be "in trust". There are a number of benefits to a life policy being "in trust", as follows: -

Money is paid out more quickly: discretionary trusts can be used to ensure that money can be paid out to the right people quickly, without family members and beneficiaries having to pursue prolonged court action. Usually in the case of someone's death, probate will need to be granted, which can take a while. UK discretionary trusts are already placed in the hands of trustees, so this lengthy process is negated.

Easier to control funds: if a policy is in trust, the settlor can outline who they want the money to be paid to. A trust controls when the discretionary trust money will be paid out, and how much will be awarded. This ensures that dependants receive some financial support, but do not have full access to the money to use as they see fit.

Inheritance tax is minimised: as the funds paid out under discretionary trusts are not part of the settlor's estate, they are not subject to inheritance tax, although a small form of entry charge may be applied. Consult Coddan Formations Agency - we can advise you further on inheritance tax and all it entails.

If you'd like further information about how discretionary trusts work, and how you can make them work for you and your family, contact Coddan today. We're regulated (by Companies House and HMRC) business formation service provider and our professional advisers are ready and waiting to take your call. Apply for a consultation today.