At Simple Cremations we don’t sell funeral plans but are asked about them all the time. So we decided to take a look at what resources we ourselves would find useful.
If you have decided that a funeral plan is the right choice for you or are just considering buying one and want to know what options are available then finding independent advice is probably the best start you can make.
Are you completely new to funeral plans and don’t know where to start? Or perhaps you’ve already started your search but are baffled by the huge array of options (you’re not alone!).
Even if you have decided on a plan but want to make sure there’s no better option before you commit we’ve found a tool that may prove very useful.
With so many reports and stories about high pressure sales tactics and unregulated providers of funeral plans it can be a daunting prospect trying to find a plan and provider that is a good fit for you.
There are lots of independent advice sites out there and we would certainly recommend putting some time aside to read them. But we really like the Funeral Plan Market comparison site and have listed a few of the reasons below.
Which? Has over 1.3 million members and is the largest independent consumer enterprise in the UK. They have been fighting for consumers and questioning all types of businesses for over 60 years.
Which? itself said that Funeral Plan Market comparison site is a good place to start a search.
At the time of writing this post Funeral Plan Market compare more than 90 funeral plans. This can save a lot of time and effort and the companies included in their comparison include the big names you may be familiar with.
Things we like…
They only include providers that are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority. Companies must provide national coverage and clear pricing / plan details.
There is no charge for comparing plans and even if you find something you like and arrange a funeral plan through them there is no charge to you for using their services. In this case they do get a commission from the plan provider but not at a cost to you – the price in the search is the price advertised by the provider elsewhere.
If you arrange your funeral plan through them and then find a like-for-like plan cheaper they promise to match the price up to 7 days after taking out the plan.
What we like most though is that it’s free and can help narrow down a bewildering number of options to a manageable shortlist.
So even if you decide not to use them to actually take out your funeral plan you can take advantage of their comparison tool. You can visit their site at Funeral Plan Market