London (PRWEB UK) 24 June 2014
Dying is an expensive business with funeral costs heading in just one direction, up. So it’s little wonder more people are turning to prepaid funeral plans as a way to freeze costs at today’s prices and potentially save money.
But with leading funeral plan providers offering various online discounts and an increase in comparison sites making different pricing claims, it’s becoming more difficult for consumers to establish which are the best offers, so the launch of the Over50choices Funeral Plan Price Match Guarantee is a much needed breath of fresh air.
In addition to a guarantee that customers pay the lowest prices, the team of experts at Over50choices also offers free independent advice, comparing the market for the most suitable option based on the customers' personal needs and includes either a free professionally written Will or £50 Gift Voucher with every funeral plan purchased.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Over50choices MD Ashley Shepherd said, “we believe it is important for customers to feel reassured that they are getting accurate and full information and that they are not paying over the odds for a funeral plan. Our price match guarantee is designed to remove the worry and doubt of costs from customers, so they can concentrate on choosing the right prepaid funeral plan whilst being confident about the price they pay. In short we want to make the process as straightforward as possible and most importantly, completely transparent.”
A prepaid funeral plan gives consumers the opportunity to arrange and pay for funeral services at today’s prices, therefore avoiding the impact of funeral inflation. Taking into account the average cost of a funeral is over £3,400 and the fact that funeral costs have risen by an alarming 7% per annum for the last 9 years, this could end up being quite a saving.
The opportunity for consumers to shop around and put plans in place in advance also ensures they get the right service at the best price, as comparing prices is something families are very often loathed to do when the time comes, either because the whole process is too upsetting or they feel that it is in some way disrespectful.
Ashley goes on to say, “Whilst most funeral plan providers offer 3 levels of cover, there are some clear differences between them. We ensure our customers are aware of these differences so they can choose the best deal that suits their own personal needs.”
With prices ranging from £3,000 to £4,000, the decision to buy a prepaid funeral plan is not one that should be taken lightly, so seeking help on the best course of action is advisable. Having said that, with monthly payment options available from £23 a month, these days funeral plans have become affordable to a much wider audience.
The Price Match Guarantee works on a like for like basis and is in relation to the funeral plans provided by the websites partners, namely industry leaders Golden Charter, Golden Leaves, Perfect Choice Funerals and Liberty.
For more information on prepaid funeral plans call 0800 133 7656 or alternatively visit the Over50choices website.