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31 01, 2019

Review of Golden Leaves Funeral Plans

By |2019-02-14T19:19:03+00:00January 31st, 2019|Funeral Plan Providers, Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans|Comments Off on Review of Golden Leaves Funeral Plans

Everything you need to know about Golden Leaves funeral plans before you decide to buy Based in Croydon Golden Leaves have been offering pre paid funeral plans for 35 years.  They also use the brand From50 Funeral Plans from  Golden Leaves. They offer 6 different funeral plans : Copper, Bronze, Zinc, Silver, Gold and Platinum with varying levels of funeral services and cover.  Some plans guarantee to cover the costs of the cremation others don't.  There also offer 3 different payment options : a single lump sum, monthly instalments over 1 to 5 years and an insured option that offers a fixed monthly payment that you make until you are 90 years old.  Not all payment options are available for all of the different funeral plans. All this does mean that there is a slightly bewildering number of choices available to you if you want a Golden Leaves funeral [...]

25 02, 2017

Should I buy a prepaid funeral plan?

By |2018-10-28T15:26:21+00:00February 25th, 2017|Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans|Comments Off on Should I buy a prepaid funeral plan?

With a price war breaking out in the prepaid funeral plan market is now the right time for you to buy a prepaid funeral plan and potentially save yourself hundreds of pounds? Price War Breaks Out Over the last few months we have seen something change fundamentally in the funeral market, something that is good for everyone that is looking to buy a prepaid funeral plan - a price war between the biggest players.  Just like with your weekly food shop when Aldi and Lidl turned up and started to undercut the likes of Asda and Tesco's they responded with price cuts and value brands all of which was good for the everyone in that grocery prices dropped. What's happened ? Well the same is finally happening in the prepaid funeral plan market.  Over the last few months we have seen Co-op funeral care, Golden Charter and Dignity [...]

11 06, 2016

Dealing with the deceased’s estate

By |2018-08-24T16:47:20+00:00June 11th, 2016|Funeral Planning, Guides|Comments Off on Dealing with the deceased’s estate

What to do when someone dies - Part 2 Dealing with the deceased's estate In this article we continue the journey that you would started in the first few days after your loved one passed to organise your loved one's estate.  In our first article we explained the need to check for funeral insurance and also how to tell the appropriate authorities about the death. Your next steps : Check to see if there is a Last Will and Testament A Will is an extremely important document and it leaves instructions for those we leave behind and may also provide useful information to help organise our estate.  Even though your loved one may never have mentioned a Will, that doesn't mean they haven't left one.  Normally the person named in their Will as the Executor should have a copy of the Will or may know where one is kept.  It is worth checking [...]

4 06, 2016

What to do when someone dies

By |2018-10-27T16:43:08+00:00June 4th, 2016|Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans, Guides|Comments Off on What to do when someone dies

What to do when someone dies The loss of someone close to you is a hugely emotional time for everyone and if the tasks of sorting out the deceased's affairs and funeral fall to you there are some very practical steps that you will need to take. The first thing to realise is that you are not alone.  There is lots of advice available to those who have been recently bereaved that will help you understand what you need to do and how to go about it.  This article is intended to give you an outline of the tasks that lay ahead and point you towards further resources if you need them. There are three main sets of tasks which need to happen at different speeds. Immediate tasks upon the death of a loved one Notify your loved one's GP or the hospitaland take their advice on any immediate next [...]

1 06, 2016

Want to leave money for your funeral costs ?

By |2018-08-24T16:46:09+00:00June 1st, 2016|Funeral Insurance, Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans, Guides|Comments Off on Want to leave money for your funeral costs ?

Want to leave money for your funeral costs? Here are some options to think about Escalating funeral prices mean that all of us should be thinking about how our funeral will be paid for, when the time comes. It's not a subject most of us what to think about, but it is important to do it. Funeral poverty in the UK- the gap between the average cost of a funeral and the average amount of money people leave behind to pay for it - is growing every year. In fact the 2014 cost of dying report from SunLife states that funeral poverty now stands at a whopping £200m in the UK. So, if you don't want to saddle your family with your funeral bill, what could you do? Typically, there are three main options for people to leave money behind for their funeral: 1. Putting money away regularly into a [...]

5 04, 2016

Review of Perfect Choice Funeral Plans

By |2018-08-26T18:09:08+00:00April 5th, 2016|Funeral Plan Providers, Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans|Comments Off on Review of Perfect Choice Funeral Plans

Plan Name : Basic Third Party Costs : No Allowance Funeral Director's Services Simple coffin Hearse No Limousine Transport to crematorium only Preparation and care of the body Collection of deceased within 25 miles Guidance on the registration of the death Not Included Bereavement advice (excluded) Tailor-made plans available Overseas plans available Minimum age 18 years Read More Apply Now Plan Name : Simple Third Party Costs : £1,150 Allowance Funeral Director's Services Simple coffin Hearse No Limousine Transport to crematorium only Preparation and care of the body Collection of deceased within 25 miles Guidance on the registration of the death Not Included Bereavement advice (excluded) Tailor-made plans available Overseas plans available [...]

30 03, 2016

Review of Golden Charter Funeral Plans

By |2019-06-10T19:42:42+00:00March 30th, 2016|Funeral Plan Providers, Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans|Comments Off on Review of Golden Charter Funeral Plans

Golden Charter works on behalf of over 3,300 Funeral Directors across the country. They offer 4 plans; Base (which doesn’t cover any third party costs at all), Standard, Select & Premier. Even the Premier only includes an allowance towards 3rd party fees and therefore doesn’t guarantee to protect your family from additional costs at the time of your funeral. All 4 plans include a basic will though. These plans are at the pricier end of the market. Plan Name : Base Third Party Costs : No Allowance Funeral Director's Services Simple coffin Hearse No Limousine Transport from home to church and crematorium Preparation and care of the body Collection of deceased with 15 miles Guidance on the registration of the death Use of Chapel of Rest Not Included Bereavement advice booklet Not Included [...]

29 03, 2016

Review of Dignity Funeral Plans

By |2019-06-10T19:42:32+00:00March 29th, 2016|Funeral Plan Providers, Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans|Comments Off on Review of Dignity Funeral Plans

Dignity is a British run company providing funeral services to families across the UK. They are a large funeral provider – in 2014 they conducted over 65,000 funerals and they have more than 1180 funeral directors throughout Britain who are either owned or approved by Dignity. Dignity pride themselves on providing a caring, compassionate and professional service to all the families they serve and in their customer survey in 2014, 98% of their customers said they would recommend them. Dignity claim to be the first funeral provider in the UK certified as a carbon neutral service (but Co-Operative Funeral also make this claim!) Dignity offer 3 standard plans (Amber, Pearl and Diamond) and they guarantee the cover all the costs for cremation services, except Doctor’s fees. (Currently, apart from in Scotland, Doctor’s fees are payable for signing the cremation form but legislation is expected to stop Doctors having to sign [...]

28 03, 2016

Review of Co-operative Funeral Care

By |2019-06-10T19:42:25+00:00March 28th, 2016|Funeral Plan Providers, Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans|Comments Off on Review of Co-operative Funeral Care

The Co-operative Funeralcare is a large UK Funeral Director with over 900 funeral homes nationally and a further 300 funeral homes who operate on Co-operative Funeralcare’s behalf. Part of The Co-operative Group, they have been around in UK communities for over 150 years. Co-operative are committed to providing a personal, professional and respectful service and according to their own 2014 customer research, 98% of their clients would recommend their services because of their commitment to providing the best possible care. Co-operative Funeralcare also claim to be the first UK wide carbon neutral Funeral Director (though Dignity make a similar claim!) One of the key benefits of the Co-operative Funeralcare’s prepaid funeral plans is that they guarantee the cost of all the services included in their plans, including fees known as “third party” charges that are outside of their direct control. Many other funeral plans offer allowances towards 3rd party fees [...]

27 03, 2016

Review of Avalon Funeral Plans

By |2019-06-10T19:43:12+00:00March 27th, 2016|Funeral Plan Providers, Funeral Planning, Funeral Plans|Comments Off on Review of Avalon Funeral Plans

Avalon is a UK based company, established over 25 years and has offices across Europe. Avalon offer 3 set funeral plans; Balmoral, Highgrove and Windsor Way. These plans don’t guarantee to cover all costs though as they only include an allowance towards 3rd party costs (or disbursements) and tailored plans as well as the option for joint plans, where the plan can provide a funeral for either of the joint plan holders). As part of their tailored plan range, they offer a veterans plan and a football plan for Huddersfield Town football fans. Plan Name : Balmoral Third Party Costs : £1,000 Allowance Funeral Director's Services Basic coffin Hearse No Limousine Transport to crematorium only Preparation and care of the body Collection of deceased Guidance on the registration of the death Not Included Not Included Bereavement [...]