Finding quality funeral plans can involve some legwork, but it pays to have the best information to hand.

As our retirement years approach, many of us look at various options to give us peace of mind as we grow older. One of the biggest challenges, both emotionally and financially, is making arrangements for a funeral. In the UK, the average cost of a funeral can reach almost £4,000 and can be even higher in more affluent areas (in London, the average cost is over £5,500) — a substantial sum no-one wants to burden their loved ones with.

Today, thankfully, there is a range of affordable funeral plans that people can utilise to lighten the load and prepare well in advance. These funeral plans remove the stress from old age and provide the ultimate peace of mind that everyone needs, knowing that everything is planned, taken care of and paid for. But like any financial product, it can be difficult at times knowing which to choose. What best fits individual requirements, is suitable for particular budgets and has the kind of benefits you seek?

As a developer of funeral plan management software, here at Logican, we know a lot about the funeral business. We have used this knowledge to put together a brief guide to some of the best providers of funeral plans operating in the UK today.

Best providers of funeral plans

Fidelity Funeral Plans

Fidelity Funeral Plans guarantees acceptance on all its funeral plans and delivers a high level of service to clients. There is no need to worry about prices rising as the years go by, because with Fidelity, costs are frozen at today’s prices. The company operates on a transparent basis, giving clients all the information they need to make a decision on funeral plans, and there are no hidden charges or fees. Fidelity’s funeral plans start at low monthly rates, which are among the most attractive in the market today.

Pride Planning

Pride Planning works to deliver funeral plans with the high quality customers expect, planned the way they desire and all paid for in advance. Its funeral plans start at Practical, covering all the basics of a funeral, right up to Plus, giving customers a number of superior benefits for, it says, “the send off you deserve”. Pride is also known for providing high levels of customer service and all payments are protected, as they are paid into the independently run Pride Planning Trust.

Co-op Funeralcare

The Co-op is well known for its funeral plans service and has a range of comprehensive packages to suit all tastes and budgets. Co-op Funeralcare offers special online prices, as well as a £125 discount, and clients can have their own funeral plans for as little as £2,870 — well below the rising national average for funeral costs. Co-op Funeralcare provides a personalised service to clients and payments can be made monthly for up to 25 years, or just once, in a single lump sum.

Dignity Funeral Plans

Dignity Funeral Plans offers potential customers a completely free guide to funeral plans, giving them all the details so they can make the choice that is right for them. The guide is available by download or the company can email or post it to people. Payments are also protected at Dignity, because they are held in an independent trust. Dignity’s plans are available to purchase as a single payment or for monthly payments up to 15 years.

If you would like to know more about our funeral plan management software, contact Logican today and we will tell you everything you need to know. You can also get a free demo of how this sophisticated and business-beneficial software works.

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