Selecting Your Trustee Calling the Bank

Picking your trustee is a crucial choice. The perfect trustee is reliable, good with loan, and cares about you. If you do not have a family member assistant who fits this description, you might want to name a business fiduciary (a bank or trust company) to work as a co-trustee with a household member or as the sole trustee.

Banks will serve as trustee of your trust and/or executor of your estate. Obviously, they need to be spent for their work. All trustees can be paid for their work. Fees range from.75% approximately 1.5% of the assets. There is likely an extra fee for possession management as many banks demand being in charge of the investments if they are working as trustee. You can find the specific trustee charges and possession management charges on the bank’s website.
Often bank trustees have unique requirements to acting as trustee. These requirements need to be consisted of in the drafting of your estate plan. If you are naming a bank as trustee, your estate planning attorney will contact the bank to determine what language, if any, must be consisted of in your trust. Your estate planning lawyer will also go over a trustee succession plan. Would you want your recipients to be able to get rid of the bank trustee and change it with a different bank if they are unhappy with the service or if the bank you call gets “eaten up” by one of today’s mega banks?

When considering whether a bank trustee is appropriate for you, remember that your household member trustee can hire all the aid he or she requires. Frequently trustees hire estate planning lawyers, CPAs, bookkeepers, and monetary advisors to assist them and make great choices.