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Compare Funeral Plan Market

If you are considering a pre paid funeral plan then you should compare funeral plans closely and always include the 'disbursements' if you can afford to. All of the prices shown in our funeral plan comparison table below include a contribution in the funeral plan costs for disbursements.

Safe Hands has researched the funeral plan market to assess how our rates compare to the other major companies. Our findings prove that in addition to being one of the industry's most trusted and recognised funeral plan providers, we're also one of the most competitively priced. For more information about Safe Hands funeral plans, call us today on 0800 9177099 or click here to complete a contact request form.

With so many pre paid funeral plans to choose from how do we know which one is best for us? Surprisingly all of the major funeral plan providers supply very similar funeral plans so in this case price really does matter!! Compare the funeral costs of Safe Hands Funeral Plans with other funeral plan providing companies in the UK.

The table below shows the costs of each named provider according the amount you pay for 'Funeral Director Fees', and the allowance you pay towards disbursements.

Funeral Director Fees are fixed/guaranteed, meaning there will never be anything further to pay towards them.

But Disbursement Allowances are not guaranteed, meaning there could be more to pay if, at the time of need, the allowance (plus any interest uplift applied) is insufficient to cover the cost of the cremation fee (or interment fee, if burial), plus doctor's fee and minister's fee.

Note that: (a) the higher the disbursement allowance, the lower the possibility is that additional costs will be payable, AND (b) certain providers do not include doctor's fees in their disbursement allowance, meaning an additional sum of currently up to £164 (where applicable) could be required to be paid over and above the plan price shown.

Standard Intermediate Premium
Safe Hands
Funeral Director Fees & Services £2,155 £2,395 £2,700
Disbursement Allowance
Including Doctors Fees
£1,200 £1,200 £1,200
Total Price £3,355 £3,595 £3,900
Golden Charter
Funeral Director Fees & Services £2,355 £2,710 £2,959
Disbursement Allowance
EXCLUDES doctor's fee (of up to £164 where applicable)
£940 £940 £940
Total Price £3,295 £3,650 £3,899
Golden Leaves
Funeral Director Fees & Services £2,165 £2,520 £2,770
Disbursement Allowance
EXCLUDES doctor's fee (of up to £164 where applicable)
£940 £940 £940
Total Price £3,105 £3,460 £3,710

Please note: Plans may vary in content, prices correct as of 01/08/2017.

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