Jargon Buster - Definition of Split Trust

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Split Trust

is a type of trust that allows the settler (trust owner) to retain the benefits of an insurance policy payout under certain conditions. One typical use for a split trust is for life and critical illness policies, whereby if the policyholder dies the payout is distributed via their trust, on the other hand if they suffer a critical illness and live then they will retain the benefit.

Please note that all definitions are intended for general guidance only. For official and current definitions you should always double check your policy wording.

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