A certificate of trust (or “certificate of trust”) is a succinct document, signed by the agent, that simply states the essential conditions of the trust and certifies the authority of the trust without disclosing the private details of the trust that are not relevant to the current transaction. It bridges the gap between what a lender needs to know and what an agent wants to reveal – a real win-win situation. A trust protocol is also a certification, summary, or certificate of trust. This is a shorter version of the trusted certificate. It provides institutions with the information they need, but allows you to keep certain components confidential. They are not required to indicate the names of the beneficiaries. It is almost always accepted instead of regular trust.