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Why a Funeral Plan Could Be Your Best Financial Decision of 2020

As we begin a new decade, you might be starting to think about how you’re going to invest your hard-earned cash to safeguard your future and protect your family.

And for many, a funeral plan is a great choice.

With a range of plans out there, it’s hard to decide where to start when considering one. Whether you have something in place, or not – here are the reasons to consider investing in a funeral plan with Avalon.

What’s more, we’re giving an exclusive offer to Silversurfers members for a limited time!

Firstly, what exactly is a funeral plan? 

A funeral plan is basically a way of paying for your funeral in advance. It can, therefore, remove the financial burden from your family after you die.

It is also a way for you to express your wishes for your send-off in advance – from number of limousines through to the music, dress code and similar personal preferences. Then, when the time comes, one call from your next of kin and we’ll arrange everything.

Why should you consider a funeral plan?  

The most common reason for buying a funeral plan is that it allows you to freeze your essential funeral costs at today’s prices. It means that you can protect yourself from inflation and the rising cost of funerals across the UK.

According to the latest “Cost of Dying” report and Avalon’s projections, a basic funeral could cost over £9,500 by 2035. That’s a lot of money for your loved ones to find. With Avalon’s plans starting from just £1,895 or £17.76 a month, planning ahead could save a significant sum for you and your family.

Is my money safe? 

You should always look for a provider, like Avalon, who is regulated by The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA). Businesses that are regulated by the FPA are much more secure and have to meet strict guidelines to adhere to regulations.

You should also look for a funeral plan that secures your money in an independent trust so that you know it’s being looked after by the right people and is safe even if something should happen to your provider.

Unlike most insurance products, should you need to cancel your plan you will receive a full refund, minus a cancellation fee (T&Cs apply).

What if I pass away before I have paid up my plan?

Should you pass away before your plan is fully paid, the Avalon Promise can still provide all the services outlined in your plan. We’re the only provider that works with local independent Funeral Directors to offer this security.

Who are Avalon?

Avalon  are the UK’s most trusted funeral plan provider and winners of Best Funeral Plan Provider at this year’s Personal Finance Awards. Over the past 25 years we have helped more than 70,000 people feel reassured their funeral is planned and paid for.

Interested in finding out more?  Download your free brochure here. If you decide to purchase a plan, quote SILVER100 to our friendly, Manchester-based team to receive a free £100 Marks and Spencer’s gift card to say thanks.

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