101580 – Financial Accounts: Custodial Accounts

A Custodial Account is an account (other than an insurance contract or Annuity Contract) for the benefit of another person that holds one or more Financial Assets.

A Cash Value Insurance Contract or an Annuity Contract is not considered to be a Custodial Account, but these could be assets held in a Custodial Account. Where they are assets in a Custodial Account, the insurer will only need to provide the custodian with the balance or value of the Cash Value Insurance Contract.

A Custodial Account does not include financial instruments or contracts (for example, a share or stock in a corporation) held in a nominee sponsored by the issuer of its own shares, which are in every other respect analogous to those held on the issuer’s share register.