Funeral Planning

19th June 2019

Who has the legal right to organise a funeral?

A funeral is usually arranged by close family members of the deceased, but what happens if they disagree, or if someone else has the legal right to arrange the funeral? If the deceased has left a valid Will, then the named Executors have the right to organise the funeral and either a burial or cremation. […]

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31st October 2018

Rising Costs Mean You Must Get A Funeral Plan In Place

With funerals becoming increasingly expensive, investing in a pre-paid funeral plan is now more important than ever. Research shows that the cost of death is soaring. Today, it is estimated that the average funeral costs around £4,000. This represents a rise of 33 per cent in only two years. And, with funeral director costs and […]

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12th September 2018

You can now inform banks of a death in just a single step

A pioneering new service which lets you report the death of an individual to multiple financial institutions, all at the same time, has been launched.  There are approximately 500,000 deaths registered in the UK each year. And, people rarely have an account only with one bank or building society. So, when someone dies, letting these […]

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20th June 2018

How Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Can Save You Time Money And Stress

Last year the average cost of a funeral in the UK was £4,078. This is a 4.7% increase compared to the year before and it’s set to grow even more over the next decade. That’s why it’s wise to invest in your future by taking out a pre-paid funeral plan. Surprisingly, only 16% of Brits […]

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9th May 2018

Planning Your Own Funeral Arrangements

We often talk about how essential it is to have a will in place. Another important aspect of dying is also considering your own funeral arrangements. Again, it’s a topic that people tend to shy away from. A report from the Funeral Planning Authority found that 57% of adults over 40 hadn’t given it any thought. […]

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