If you have a significant share in a business partnership, a partnership or shareholder protection plan may be essential to help your business to continue trading if it suddenly loses a shareholder or partner of the business. These arrangements enable the remaining business owners to buy out the interest of a critically ill or deceased business partner.
Without a shareholder or protection plan in place, a limited company, partnership or limited liability partnership could be passed on to a beneficiary with little or no experience of running such a business. At LDNfinance, our experienced, highly professional advisers can assist individual business shareholders in taking out a shareholder or partnership protection plan within a business assurance trust.
Your nominated LDNfinance adviser will take the time to sit down and discuss the specific requirements of your shareholder or partnership protection plan. It can be written for a fixed term or on a renewable term basis. We will also help you to decide upon the amount of cover you need, reflecting your full shareholding within the business, and will arrange for the policy to be written in the appropriate trust.
Shareholder or partnership protection that benefits business owners and beneficiaries
Having a shareholder or partnership protection plan in place can benefit surviving shareholders and business owners, and can be of great comfort to beneficiaries of the deceased shareholder or business owner. In the event of a claim, surviving shareholders and business owners will be able to fund the purchase of the deceased’s shareholding and retain control over the business, while the deceased’s beneficiaries will receive a pay-out of an agreed amount to compensate the loss of the shares they would otherwise have received. It is crucial to ensure at outset that a suitable shareholder or partnership agreement is written up, a suitable trust is used, and the appropriate beneficiaries are nominated.
At LDNfinance, our highly experienced and knowledgeable team can advise you on the right approach for your business. We can discuss all scenarios ranging from writing your cover in trust to working alongside your legal advisers to ensure the correct contractual steps are taken. As a truly independent team of advisers, LDNfinance has comprehensive access to the insurance market with direct access to underwriters, allowing us to find the most suitable shareholder or partnership protection plan.
Let’s discuss your unique personal and financial circumstances and arrange bespoke shareholder or partnership protection that helps you plan for the unexpected.