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Funeral Plans

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While none of us like to think about a time when we are no longer here, we also don’t want to leave our families with the stress of covering the costs and arranging a funeral at a difficult time. By planning and paying for your funeral in advance, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything is taken care of.

We have partnered with Golden Charter, the UK’s leading independent funeral plan provider, to offer pre-paid funeral plans to our members. The Funeral Plan from Golden Charter is a safe and cost-effective way of making sure that the funeral director’s services are arranged and paid for in advance, at no extra cost to your family. The costs of the funeral director’s services are fully guaranteed and the plan includes an allowance towards burial or cremation fees, as well as doctors and officiants’ fees where applicable. You can specify your wishes when taking out your plan, making sure the arrangements are carried out according to your instructions.

Please note that to apply for a funeral plan, you must be a UK resident aged 50 years or above.

About Golden Charter

Golden Charter works on behalf of independent funeral directors, offering you the widest choice available as well as a local, personal service which gives you peace of mind that your wishes will be taken care of.

When you take out a Funeral Plan, Golden Charter guarantees that there will be nothing more to pay for the funeral director’s services, no matter how far into the future they are required. Your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust or to a UK-based life assurance company, meaning that the funds are managed and safeguarded separately from Golden Charter and your arrangements are fully protected from any changes to Golden Charter’s circumstances.

Why choose a Funeral Plan from Golden Charter?

  • A funeral plan from Golden Charter is easy and cost-effective. It offers you:
  • Protection against the rising costs of funerals
  • Complete flexibility to choose the type of funeral you want
  • A personal, caring service from a local independent funeral director
  • Access to Golden Charter’s network of more than 3,300 independent funeral directors throughout the UK
  • Guaranteed acceptance

More information

To find out more contact your local branch or call us on 0345 600 0585.

If you are ready to apply now, please choose your plan.

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