Act Now to Save Money on Prepaid Funeral Plans

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Funeral Planning experts Over50choices explain how consumers looking to cover funeral costs with a prepaid funeral plan can avoid forthcoming price increases

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Prices increasing from 1st April

With the deadline to beat the price increase looming, there are significant savings to be made if you purchase now.

Golden Charter, the UK's largest independent funeral director, has recently announced price increases from the 1st April on its range of funeral plans, joining the majority of other funeral plan providers who have already increased their costs.

With just a handful of companies left to make changes, buying now could save consumers looking to pay funeral costs in advance a considerable amount of money; up to £309 in the case of Golden Charter.

Sales of prepaid funeral plans are on the increase, not surprising considering mounting funeral costs and high annual inflation; but with prices ranging from £2,000 to £4,000, the decision to buy a plan is not one that is made lightly.

Times are changing, however, and with the addition of a number of payment options now available, this outlay can be spread over a longer period of time, making these plans more affordable to a much wider audience.

Speaking on behalf of personal finance website Over50choices, Managing Director Ashley Shepherd urges customers looking to put plans in place to stay ahead of the game and act now rather than waiting for prices to go up.

“Companies increase their prices on an annual basis to keep in line with rising funeral costs. If you are thinking about buying a funeral plan, it may be worth acting now rather than waiting and paying more; you could save up to £309 if you buy in March.”

Aware that finding the funds to pay for a funeral plan may prove challenging for some, Ashley is quick to point out the various payment options available.

“In addition to paying up front or in installments over a number of months, leading providers such as Golden Charter and Golden Leaves now offer a fixed payment method with monthly premiums from around £17 depending on your age and level of service required, which can really help with budgeting.”

Over50choices are experts in helping customers select the best prepaid funeral plan, frequently saving them money in the process. Their website offers refreshingly easy to read information, guides and comparisons on a wide range of market leading funeral plan providers with the option to call for help via a freephone number for those people who want advice or prefer to talk through their options.

They are also currently running a special offer, giving customers the choice of a professionally written Free Will or Gift Vouchers for either Amazon, Argos or M&S as a thank you for buying a funeral plan.

For more information on funeral plans and the various payment options available, visit Over50choices.

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