Funeral Plans

The most thoughtful decision you could make

With a 50+ Funeral Plan from Golden Charter, you choose the funeral you want and pay for the funeral director's services included in your plan at today's prices, relieving your family of worry and uncertainty at what will inevitably be a distressing time. You will have made the arrangements in advance, selected the funeral director and taken care of the costs.

More than 1.2 million people in the UK have taken out a funeral plan to date, with more than half a million of them choosing a plan from Golden Charter, the UK's leading funeral plan company.

50+ Funeral Plans have a unique combination of benefits:

  • Guaranteed nothing more to pay for the funeral director's services included in your plan
  • Specify the arrangements to reflect your wishes

Key benefits of a 50+ Funeral Plan

  • Peace of mind knowing that the arrangements are taken care of in advance
  • Save money by fixing the cost of the funeral director's services included in your plan at today's prices
  • A Golden Charter funeral plan can help make things easier for you and your family at a difficult time
  • A guarantee of nothing more to pay for the funeral director's services included in your plan
  • A personal, caring service from a local independent funeral director
  • Four flexible payment options to suit you

  • Taking care of your funeral costs

    Funeral costs in the UK are rising every year. While the average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, today it's £3,897. That's an increase of 103% - well above inflation. At this rate, in another 10 years, the average cost of a funeral could be more than £7,000

    With funeral costs rising every year*, a Golden Charter Funeral Plan offers an easy way to pay for your funeral director’s services at a cost that’s fixed at current prices.

    Flexible ways to pay

    You can cover the full cost of your plan in a single payment, pay over 12 months at no extra cost with a deposit of only £49 or spread the cost over over an agreed period between two and 30 years with our low cost instalment option, making the plan even more affordable.

    Alternatively you can pay by fixed monthly payments. No deposit is required and the amount you pay and payment term is dependent on your age and which plan you choose.

    The funeral director's services guaranteed within your plan:

    50+ Standard Plan 50+ Select Plan 50+ Premier Plan
    Advice and guidance on all aspects of the funeral arrangements
    Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
    The coffin A simple coffin A high quality coffin A superior coffin
    Transportation of the deceased to a suitable resting place within a 15 mile radius (see terms and conditions for what happens if you die whilst on holiday in the UK or abroad)

    During normal office hours
    Care of deceased prior to burial or cremation (excludes embalming)
    Use of a chapel of rest or service rooms
    A hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
    Limousines One
    Family viewing during office hours
    A list provided to the family of mourners who send flowers
    Confidential assistance with bereavement counselling, if required
    Bereavement advice book

    Additional Benefits
    50+ Standard Plan 50+ Select Plan 50+ Premier Plan
    An allowance of £940 towards third party costs at the time of the funeral**

    Each plan includes an allowance towards the fees for burial or cremation and the recommended payments to the clergy. Any specific requirements such as an organist or choir, or an additional ceremony elsewhere from the crematorium, will incur additional charges.

    Plans do not include the purchase of a grave, but include an allowance towards the opening of a new grave. Please see terms and conditions for full details.

    Click here to view the product fact sheet for further cover details.

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    *SunLife Cost of Dying Report 2015

    **Please note that the Society does not offer an advisory service for this product. However if you would like further details please contact us or use our call me back facility.


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