Dealing with bereavement is hard enough without the extra distress of an unexpected funeral bill. Save your loved ones from more stress by planning ahead and arranging a funeral plan
Just like taking out life insurance or making a will, planning ahead for your funeral is practical and sensible. None of us likes to think about dying, but with rising funeral costs you should consider how your loved ones would cope financially if they were hit with an unexpected bill.
The average cost of a funeral has increased above inflation and average savings rates in recent years. In 2006 the average cost of a funeral was £2,225 and by 2011 this had risen to £3,368. If costs continue to rise at this rate, they are expected to reach almost £5,000 in just four years.
With a Guaranteed Funeral Plan from Dignity you can buy a funeral at today’s prices, potentially saving you and your family thousands of pounds. So however much prices may rise in the future, you will have peace of mind knowing the cost of the arrangements will be covered in full.
The plan also protects your loved ones from the stress of having to make the arrangements, such as finding a funeral director, as they too are included in the plan. Your family will also have all the help and support they may need at a difficult time from a trusted and respected Dignity funeral director.
In 1985 Dignity launched the first funeral plan to be offered in the UK, and since then 480,000 people have seen the benefits of a funeral plan with them. They have a national network of more than 900 funeral directors who are either owned or approved by Dignity, so you can be sure that your funeral will be in safe hands.
You can also be confident that your money is safe. All monies for Dignity’s Guaranteed Funeral Plans are paid in to the National Funeral Trust. The Trust Fund is independently managed by some of the most respected names in the financial industry to ensure that every plan member’s money is protected.
When the time comes, your family will have to make just one phone call to get the arrangements underway. The funeral will be conducted according to your wishes by a trusted funeral director, who will be paid in full from your plan. Your family will also be able to use a 24-hour telephone bereavement counselling service, should they require it.
Taking out a plan
If you’re aged 50 or over you are guaranteed to be accepted with no health or medical questions asked. We have a range of flexible payment options to suit all sorts of budgets; you can pay in a lump sum or spread the cost over 12 to 60 monthly payments.
Call 0800 028 3114 Quote CTGUAGND for a free information pack, elegant pen and £50 discount