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Superior Trust Services

Since 1987, MEMBERS Trust Company has met the special needs of members by providing trust and asset management services. Originally founded and owned by Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union as a state chartered trust company, in 2003 MEMBERS Trust Company converted to a federal thrift, chartered by the Office of Thrift Supervision, enabling it to offer trust services to members of credit unions across the United States.

Owned by credit unions and CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, MEMBERS Trust Company is managed by and for credit unions to meet the trust and investment needs of members. As a credit union service organization (CUSO), MEMBERS Trust Company adopts the philosophy of its owners to serve members with superior financial products with emphasis on quality service and low fees. In late 2007, Superior Credit Union entered into an agreement with MEMBERS Trust Company to provide trust services to members in West Central Ohio.

Jan von der Embse is the Director of Trust Services for Superior Trust Services. Jan came to Superior with over 20 years experience in retail banking, investments, and trust services with the former Ohio and Sky banks.

Is a Trust Right for Me?

Additional Services

In addition to trust services, the staff at Superior Trust Services is willing and able to help in other areas of your wealth management, including:

Estate Settlement

If, at your death, you have assets in your name only, those assets must first go through the legal process called probate before they can be distributed to your beneficiaries. Rather than burden a family member or friend, you can appoint MEMBERS Trust Company as executor or personal representative in your will to handle the probate.

Guardianship

Guardianship is a legal relationship created by a court between a guardian and his ward--either a minor child or an incapacitated adult. The guardian has a legal right and duty to care for the ward. This may involve making personal decisions on his or her behalf, managing property or both. Guardianships of incapacitated adults are more typically called conservatorships.

MEMBERS Trust Company can be appointed Guardian of Property and will protect and manage the guardianship property until the minor reaches adulthood or as long as incompetency lasts.

Finding An Attorney

The decision to retain an attorney should be made after you have exercised independent judgment, as this attorney/client relationship for you and your family may span many years. There are many considerations, both personal and professional that you should address.

MEMBERS Trust Company will provide you with a list of attorneys. Please understand we are not endorsing any of the attorneys on the list and shall have no responsibility or liability for the services rendered by any attorney on the list. This list will be made available as an accommodation and service to you as we believe finalizing an estate plan is one of the most important steps you may to take to protect yourself and your loved ones.

If you need extensive counsel and planning on federal income and estate taxes, inquire about experience in those areas. Some firms, for example, provide estate planning but do not offer involved tax planning.

Investment Management

MEMBERS Trust Company will partner with you to help you reach your investment goals. Our expertise includes managing investments for objectives like aggressive growth, growth, growth and income and income. As you pass through the various stages of your life, your financial needs and objectives will change. Our core principle is that allocation across investment classes should be adjusted as you pass through these cycles of life. We believe that since investments involve risk, they should be prudently managed by diversification, asset allocation, continual monitoring and a customized investment policy for each investment portfolio.

Trusts offered through MEMBERS Trust. Trust products are not Federally insured, are not obligations of or guaranteed by Superior Trust Services or Superior Credit Union, and involve investment risks, including possible loss of principal.

 

Jan von der Embse
1381 N. Perry Street, Ottawa, OH 45875
419-879-4841
jan.vonderembse@lpl.com

 

 

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