Funeral plans play an important role in giving people peace of mind knowing that their wishes will be taken care of without placing a financial burden on their loved ones when they pass away.
The ITV tonight programme (broadcast 11 October 2018) highlighted that fact that not all funeral plans guarantee that all costs will be covered at the time of need.
The companies mentioned in the programme, Avalon and Safehands, as well as some other leading brand names, at best pay a contribution towards the cost of the cremation or burial meaning the bereaved family could be asked to fork out a lot more money when they thought everything would have been taken care of by their loved one.
As you can imagine this leaves a bad taste in the mouth of bereaved relatives who are now calling for new regulation in the industry.
At Fosters we welcome the call for industry-wide regulation as we pride ourselves on providing transparent costs, quality service at the lowest prices in Scotland.
All our plans are fully guaranteed which means that families will never be asked for a penny more for the services included in the plan.
If you are thinking about taking one out it is very important to ask detailed questions before buying to make sure that you have complete peace of mind.
If you already have a plan then check your terms and conditions to make sure that everything is covered but if you find anything you are not happy about speak to our team to discuss your options and see if you can switch to a Fosters Pre-Paid Funeral Plan. Not only are all the services in our plans guaranteed, but it is likely we could save you money too.
If you have any concerns about your plan or have any general questions about funeral plans please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0800 121 8095 (9am to 5pm).Request a brochure