Common reasons for changing to a Corporate Trustee include:
In most situations it will be better for an SMSF to have a Corporate Trustee, rather than Individual Trustees. The major disadvantage of a corporate trustee is the up-front cost of establishing the company. It should be noted that the ongoing costs of having a corporate trustee are very low.
In general, the longer-term benefits of having a company outweigh the extra costs.
The following table looks at the advantages and disadvantages of a corporate trustee over an individual trustee:
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