Sterling Trust Corporation was established with the single aim of providing independent and professional services to our clients in a personable and transparent way. Our priority is understanding our clients' needs and meeting their objectives flexibly and collaboratively. We have a diverse offering and are pleased to be able to offer a seamless and continuous service to individuals and their families as well as providing Trustee Services to institutional schemes.
As a Trust Corporation, we are able to fulfil a variety of roles and we can act as Executor, Trustee, Attorney, Deputy and Nominee.
By offering these diverse fiduciary roles, we can provide:
access to a wide range of legal expertise,
stricter regulatory requirements,
Which are well suited to this ever changing legal and societal landscape; where complex legal systems and family dynamics require domestic and cross-border succession, capacity, and sophisticated estate tax planning specialisms.
We're proud of our Trust Corporation status
A Trust Corporation is a status given to certain entities by statute. The origins of a Trust Corporation can be found in section 68 (18) of the Trustee Act 1925, which defines a Trust Corporation as 'the public trustee or a corporation either appointed by the court in any particular case to be a trustee, or entitled by rules made under subsection (3) of section 4 of the Public Trustee Act 1906, to act as custodian trustee’
Being a Trust Corporation means we must meet certain legal criteria, including:
Being constituted under UK or European Law;
Having a place of business in the UK which is registered with Companies House;
Our constitution must enable us to undertake Trust business in England and Wales;
Having issued share capital of at least £250,000 of which not less than £100,000 has been paid up in cash.
You're in safe hands
We employ full members (TEPs) of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP members are widely recognised and are experts in their field and are subject to an extensive Code of Professional Conduct, requiring them at all times to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of their clients and of the wider community. In addition, STEP members are required to keep up-to-date with the latest legal, technical and regulatory developments. Our team also consists of a CILEX qualified lawyer and ensures that we promote and secure professional standards of conduct throughout our organisation.
As members of the Institute of Professional Willwriters, we are able to offer advice to our clients on will writing and estate planning matters and we strictly adhere to their Code of Practice.
We are proud to be a member of The Association of Corporate Trustees (TACT), which was founded with the principal aim of fostering a high standard of corporate trustee service. It seeks to advance education in trust law and practice through information and instruction and as a member we are bound by the Code of Practice.