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5 Advantages of Buying a Pre-paid Funeral Plan

If you have never heard of pre-paid funerals, it may seem like an odd concept but making provision for a funeral in advance can save a lot of distress for your loved ones later down the line. At Douch Family Funeral Directors, we have seen first-hand how much funeral pre-planning is appreciated by family members. Read on to find out more about the advantages of taking out a funeral payment plan.

1. Pre-paid funerals reduces financial distress for loved ones

Making financial provision for a funeral can reduce  worries for your family in the future. Losing someone close to you is a difficult experience and this can make it harder to make rational financial arrangements for the deceased. With a pre-paid funeral plan, you can plan everything in advance and leave the rest to us, freeing your family of difficult decisions and giving them time to grieve.

When it comes to making funeral arrangements, the last thing family members want to worry about is cash flow problems. Some people set aside money for their family to fund their funeral service, however, this money isn’t always accessible in time to pay the bills depending on the circumstances and legal processes.

2. Reduce worry for loved ones

Many people take out a plan to reduce anxiety for those they leave behind. Knowing funeral arrangements and expert support are in place can make a huge difference. It also means that loved ones aren’t left second guessing what type of funeral you may have wanted.

3. Flexible payment options

Our pre-paid funeral plan can be paid over 1 – 5 years at an additional cost to our standard plan. Eligibility criteria applies and there’s an additional cost for paying over two or more years. We can provide a personalised quote.

4. No medical questions

Pre-paid funerals allow you to choose your funeral arrangements for your peace of mind. UK residents can take out a plan and there are no medical questions. You can also buy a plan for someone else.

5. Personalised funeral arrangements

Taking out a funeral plan gives you the opportunity to plan your funeral service and ensure your last wishes are met. During the process of taking out a pre-paid funeral plan, you may wish to speak to your family about your funeral arrangements to let them know the details in advance and gain their support.  Attending a funeral service that had been planned by a loved one can also provide a great sense of comfort.

Douch Family Funeral Directors are independent, family-run funeral directors in Dorset. We can talk you through our Dorset Funeral Plan service and help you create a personalised pre-paid funeral plan that suits your individual priorities. Get in touch with us today or visit your local funeral director’s branch.

Terms and conditions apply to funeral plans.

F.C. Douch & Son (Funerals) Limited, 7 Leigh Road, Wimborne, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH21 1AB Reg. No. 00815253 is an Appointed Representative of Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited Reg. No. 2644860, registered in England at Benefact House, 2000 Pioneer Avenue, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth, Gloucester, GL3 4AW, UK, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 958152. The Financial Conduct Authority regulates pre-paid funeral plans.


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