I'm in the process of setting up a Corporate Trustee and a trust. The structure would be: 'CORP TRUSTEE ABC' ATF 'MYTRUST 123'. The corporate trustee would own some startup companies, properties and one existing company and will offset any income from one company with any losses from another before distributing income to the family members and finally 'BUCKET COMPANY XYZ'- which will act as a bank to loan money back to the trust. My questions would be: 1. Is there any problems you see with the structure above? Can I deduct one company losses from another ones earnings if they are both owned by the trust? 2. How would I go about introducing a charity to this structure? I would eventually like to make large contributions to a charity/charitable fund with the trust income and need to know if I need to set up a charitable fund/trust from the start to avoid the complications of adding a beneficiary at a later date? 3. Does the Bucket company need to charge interest to the trust when loaning the money back to it and can it loan to any part of the trust (eg. to the trading companies owned by the trust) 4. Are there any naming conventions I need to use for the trust? Does it need to say 'family trust' or anything? Thanks for any help offered.