A smart alternative to saving
With the rise in funeral costs outstripping inflation and interest rates, there’s no guarantee that, when the time comes, your bank or building society savings will cover the cost of your funeral. Over 50s insurance policies usually pay out a fixed sum, but don’t guarantee to cover your funeral director’s costs in the future.
With either of these options, your family may need to make up the shortfall or wait until assets from your estate are available. Our funeral plans will pay for the funeral director’s services covered by your plan at the time they are required.
Protection against rising funeral costs
Just 14 years ago an average funeral cost around £1,920. Today it’s £4,271 – an increase of 122% – well above inflation. A Golden Charter funeral plan locks the funeral director’s costs included within your plan at today’s prices. And the sooner you take out a plan, the greater the saving could be.
What is a funeral plan?
A funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead. You choose the funeral you want and fix the cost of the funeral director’s services included in your plan at today’s prices. A plan can save your family worry and expense, and help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time. As the families we serve often tell us, that can be a big weight off your mind.
Everyone has different needs when it comes to funeral planning, so we make sure all our plans are as flexible as possible. When you get in touch, we will be happy to discuss your funeral requirements and find the plan that suits you best. And rest assured, our plans are available to everyone, regardless of age or state of health, so you will be accepted for a plan.
Your family in the best of hands – that’s a promise
Over the years, we’ve learned that just as no two people are the same, no two funerals are either.
The last thing we want is for you to feel pushed into choices you’re not happy with. We can take care of every aspect of your plan in a truly personal way. With a plan in place you’ll have the reassurance of knowing your family will receive a caring service and support when it matters most.
A trusted partnership
Our funeral plans are provided by Golden Charter – one of the UK’s largest funeral plan providers.*
Rated 5-stars on Trustpilot, over 500,000 people in the UK have already trusted them with their funeral arrangements, so you can be sure your plan is in the best of hands
We’re here to help
We understand that it can be hard to think about your funeral and you may not be sure where to start. As your local expert, we’re here to help.
When you get in touch we’ll be happy to discuss your funeral requirements and find the plan that suits you best.
A plan you can trust from your local independent funeral director
Arrange the send off you want with a trusted, local funeral director. Your family will receive a genuinely personal service when it really counts. Your payments are protected and guaranteed to cover the funeral director’s services in your plan. There’s a range of plans and affordable payment options to choose from.
Your money is safe and secure
With our funeral plans your payments
are protected. Your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust which is run by a Board of Trustees. The Trust is completely independent of Golden Charter.
The Trustees are chosen for their skills and experience, and safeguard the payments made by our plan holders. They make sure all future payments can be made, which means we can guarantee the funeral director’s services included in your plan will be delivered at the time they are required. You’ll find more information online at goldenchartertrust.co.uk