With so many funeral plans on the market it can be difficult to know which plan is the right one for you, especially when they seemingly look the same - and if you have never arranged a funeral before. Not all funeral plans are created equal.
To ensure you buy wisely, Before You Go only lists funeral plans from Funeral Planning Authority registered providers. These providers must follow a strict Code of Conduct and undergo annual financial scrutiny.
Ultimately, the right funeral plan for you will depend on your personal preferences and financial circumstances. Follow the simple steps in this guide to get the best out of your search.
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How to get off to the best start in your search for a prepaid funeral plan
To help you find the right funeral plan, consider the three main factors below before you begin your funeral plan research.
What type of funeral and service do you want?
How much of the funeral cost do you want your plan to cover?
A prepaid funeral plan guarantees to pay the funeral director’s fees, but it won't necessarily pay the third-party cremation or burial costs.
Here's a brief summary of the three types of funeral plans:
How would you like to pay for your funeral?
To help you budget more easily, funeral plan providers typically give you a choice of three payment options.
Download this free and simple Funeral Wishes Planner so that no one is in any doubt as to the finer detail of the send-off you want, such as who you would like - or not like! - to attend the funeral ceremony, if you're planning on having one. Leave a copy of your Planner with loved ones and any later life planning documents you have, such as a Will.