Best Buy Funeral Plans

To achieve ‘Best Buy’ status Funeral Plan Market considers the funeral plan price and features in addition to the reliability and customer service standards of the funeral plan provider.

Funeral Plans that are labelled as ‘Best buy’ or Recommended by Funeral Plan Market meet the following criteria:

  • The funeral plan PRICE provides excellent value for money (in comparison to other plans)
  • From our knowledge of our working relationship with the provider we are confident of the provision of excellent customer SERVICE and that the provider is committed to putting the customer first
  • The funeral plan FEATURES are comprehensive and unrivalled for the price point of the funeral plan
  • The funeral plan provider is RELIABLE based on their association memberships [the code of conduct and rules they must adhere to] and customer feedback.

The below details funeral plans identified as ‘Best Buy’ at Funeral Plan Market and information on why these plans have achieved the ‘Best Buy’ status:

Best Buy – Basic Funeral Plan

Plan Name: Zinc (FMP)
Provider Name: Golden Leaves
Price: £2,859
Suitable for: Cremation or Burial

At £2,859 including a generous allowance of £940 to cover cremation/interment and minster/celebrant costs the team here at Funeral Plan Market can’t recommend this plan enough. It is the cheapest funeral plan available and includes all key features of a funeral plan including provision of hearse and bearers to form the procession direct to the crematorium or cemetery to meet with mourners. The funeral director is allocated by Golden Leaves who have the largest network of funeral directors – over 4,000 across the UK, the funeral director is allocated within 28 days of the funeral plan being set up and the plan-holder notified accordingly. The funeral director will specify the day and time of the funeral. Please note this plan does not include limousines or provision for a church service. A religious or humanist service is held at the crematorium or cemetery.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full, in monthly instalments over 1-5 years (a minimum deposit of £250 applies) or those aged between 50 and 75 can benefit from the to cover cremation/interment and minster/celebrant costs the team here at Funeral Plan Market can’t recommend this plan enough. It is the cheapest funeral plan available and includes all key features of a funeral plan including provision of hearse and bearers to form the procession direct to the crematorium or cemetery to meet with mourners. The funeral director is allocated by Golden Leaves who have the largest network of funeral directors – over 4,000 across the UK, the funeral director is allocated within 28 days of the funeral plan being set up and the plan-holder notified accordingly. The funeral director will specify the day and time of the funeral. Please note this plan does not include limousines or provision for a church service. A religious or humanist service is held at the crematorium or cemetery.fixed monthly payments option that starts from £22.70/month with full cover being provided after 12 months of consecutive payments. Golden Leaves are a registered provider of the Funeral Planning Authority in addition to being a supplier member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and the founding member of the National Association of Pre-paid Funeral Plans .

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Best Buy – Basic Funeral Plan

Plan Name: eFlexible
Provider Name: Memoira Low Cost Funeral Plans
Price: £2,895
Suitable for: Cremation in England and Wales

At £2,895 this is the cheapest guaranteed funeral plan available and a favourite of Funeral Plan Market in addition this plan is exclusive to Funeral Plan Market. It is guarantees payment of third party fees including the cremation costs, minister/celebrant costs and medical certification fees required for cremation when a coroner’s report is not available. The funeral director is Memoria who may contract some of their services locally. Our favourite feature about this plan is that, unlike other basic funeral plans, the family of the deceased can choose which crematorium they wish the service to be held at and the service is at a time convenient for them. Please note this plan does not include limousines or provision for a church service. A religious or humanist service is held at the crematorium. There is no funeral procession, the coffin is taken to the crematorium in advance and placed on the catafalque in the chapel before the service, ready for when the mourners arrive.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full, in monthly instalments over 1-5 years (a minimum deposit of £600 applies). Memoria’s funeral plans are underwritten by Royal London who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Best Buy – Standard Funeral Plan

Plan Name: eTraditional
Provider Name: Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans
Price: £3,295
Suitable for: Cremation in England and Wales

At £3,295 this is the cheapest guaranteed funeral plan for cremation available in the Standard Category and is exclusively available only at Funeral Plan Market. It guarantees payment of third party fees including the cremation costs, minister/celebrant costs and medical certification fees required for cremation when a coroner’s report is not available. Please note this plan does not include limousines. A religious or humanist service is held at the crematorium. This plan includes provision of a funeral hearse for the funeral procession. Our favourite feature about this plan is that it includes a Superior Coffin – of all the standard plans compared the eTraditional funeral plan provides one of the highest standard of coffin. Memoria will allocate the funeral director at the time of need and depending on the customer’s location may act as the funeral director themselves.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full, in monthly instalments over 1-5 years (a minimum deposit of £615 applies). Memoria’s funeral plans are underwritten by Royal London who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Best Buy – Standard Funeral Plan

Plan Name: Pearl
Provider Name: Safe Hands Funeral Plans
Price: £3,355
Suitable for: Cremation or Burial

The plan price of £2,135 is the cheapest on the market for standard plans for burial. The Pearl plan from Safe Hands Funeral Plans includes the largest disbursements allowance of all funeral plans at £1,200 to cover all 3rd party fees including cremation/interment fees, minister/celebrant fees and doctors’ fees (medical certification fees required for cremation). Added together the plan price and allowance make the total price of this plan £3,335. A huge benefit of this plan is that it can be customised to suit an individual’s needs including a church service, limousines, upgrade of coffin or a horse and cart – please note this list is not exhaustive. The plan holder can nominate their preferred funeral director that will be allocated at the time of need. This plan includes use of the chapel of rest for viewing plus the funeral service time and procession route are both agreed with family.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full or in monthly instalments over 1-10 years and no deposit is required. When surveyed, 99% of Safe Hands Funeral Plans customers have expressed complete satisfaction with the levels of guidance and support provided by the Safe Hands Funeral Plans highly trained team. Safe Hands Funeral Plans is endorsed by the National Federation of Funeral Directors and pride itself on the provision of affordable and best value funeral plans and their commitment to the Fair Price Charter.

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Best Buy – Premium Funeral Plan

Plan Name: eTraditional Plus
Provider Name: Memoria
Price: £3,495
Suitable for: Cremation in England and Wales

At £3,495 this is the cheapest guaranteed funeral plan for cremation available in the Premium Category. The eTraditional Plus plan is exclusive to Funeral Plan Market it is not available anywhere else! This plan guarantees payment of third party fees including the cremation costs, minister/celebrant costs and medical certification fees required for cremation when a coroner’s report is not available. Funeral Plan Market are especially excited about this plan because not only is it the cheapest guaranteed premium funeral plan it is the overall cheapest of all premium funeral plans [for cremation] compared! This plan includes provision of a funeral hearse and limousine for the funeral procession. Memoria will allocate the funeral director at the time of need and depending on the customer’s location may act as the funeral director themselves.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full, in monthly instalments over 1-5 years (a minimum deposit of £615 applies). Memoria’s funeral plans are underwritten by Royal London who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

For further information about Memoria please Click Here.

Best Buy – Premium Funeral Plan

Plan Name: Sapphire
Provider Name: Safe Hands Funeral Plans
Price: £3,595
Suitable for: Cremation or Burial

The plan price of £2,395 is the cheapest on the market for premium plans for burial. The Sapphire plan from Safe Hands Funeral Plans includes the largest disbursements allowance of all funeral plans at £1,200 to cover all 3rd party fees including cremation/interment fees, minister/celebrant fees and doctors’ fees (medical certification fees required for cremation). Added together the plan price and allowance make the total price of this plan £3,595; this plan includes provision of a limousine to follow the hearse in the funeral procession. A huge benefit of this plan is that it can be customised to suit an individual’s needs including a church service, additional limousines, upgrade of coffin or a horse and cart – please note this list is not exhaustive. The plan holder can nominate their preferred funeral director that will be allocated at the time of need. This plan includes use of the chapel of rest for viewing plus the funeral service time and procession route are both agreed with family.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full or in monthly instalments over 1-10 years and no deposit is required. When surveyed, 99% of Safe Hands Funeral Plans customers have expressed complete satisfaction with the levels of guidance and support provided by the Safe Hands Funeral Plans highly trained team. Safe Hands Funeral Plans is endorsed by the National Federation of Funeral Directors and pride itself on the provision of affordable and best value funeral plans and their commitment to the Fair Price Charter.

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Best Buy – Deluxe Funeral Plan

Plan Name: eTraditional Extra
Provider Name: Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans
Price: £3,795
Suitable for: Cremation in England and Wales

At £3,795 this is the cheapest guaranteed funeral plan for cremation available in the Deluxe Category and is exclusively available only at Funeral Plan Market. It guarantees payment of third party fees including the cremation costs, minister/celebrant costs and medical certification fees required for cremation when a coroner’s report is not available. A religious or humanist service is held at the crematorium. This plan includes provision of a funeral hearse and 2 limousines for the funeral procession. Memoria will allocate the funeral director at the time of need and depending on the customer’s location may act as the funeral director themselves.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full, in monthly instalments over 1-5 years (a minimum deposit of £895 applies). Memoria’s funeral plans are underwritten by Royal London who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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Best Buy – Deluxe Funeral Plan

Plan Name: Platinum (FMP)
Provider Name: Golden Leaves
Price: £3,809
Suitable for: Cremation or Burial

At £3,809 including a generous allowance of £940 to cover cremation/interment and minster/celebrant costs this plan is the cheapest deluxe funeral plan, for burial and includes provision of a high quality coffin, hearse, bearers and 2 limousines to form the procession to crematorium or cemetery. The procession route and time of service are both agreed with the family. The funeral director is allocated by Golden Leaves who have the largest network of funeral directors – over 4,000 across the UK; the funeral director is allocated within 28 days of the funeral plan being set up and the plan-holder notified accordingly – the plan-holder is able to choose their own funeral director should this be their preference. This plan includes use of the chapel of rest for viewing, a full list of floral tributes, thank you cards and bereavement advice. Please note this plan does not include medical certification fees required for cremation in England and Wales only when a coroner’s report is not available (these doctors’ fees are currently £164).

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Customers can pay for this plan in full, in monthly instalments over 1-5 years (a minimum deposit of £250 applies) or those aged between 50 and 75 can benefit from the fixed monthly payments option that starts from £30.51/month with full cover being provided after 12 months of consecutive payments. Golden Leaves are a registered provider of the Funeral Planning Authority in addition to being a supplier member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and the founding member of the National Association of Pre-paid Funeral Plans.

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Best Buy – Deluxe Funeral Plan

Plan Name: Ruby
Provider Name: Safe Hands Funeral Plans
Price: £3,900
Suitable for: Cremation or Burial

The plan price of £2,700 is the cheapest on the market for deluxe plans for burial. The Ruby plan from Safe Hands Funeral Plans includes the largest disbursements allowance of all funeral plans at £1,200 to cover all 3rd party fees including cremation/interment fees, minister/celebrant fees and doctors’ fees (medical certification fees required for cremation). Added together the plan price and allowance make the total price of this plan £3,900; this plan includes provision of 2 limousines to follow the hearse in the funeral processions in addition to an oak effect veneered coffin. A huge benefit of this plan is that it can be customised to suit an individual’s needs including a church service, additional limousines, upgrade of coffin or a horse and cart – please note this list is not exhaustive. The plan holder can nominate their preferred funeral director that will be allocated at the time of need. This plan includes use of the chapel of rest for viewing plus the funeral service time and procession route are both agreed with family.

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Customers can pay for this plan in full or in monthly instalments over 1-10 years and no deposit is required. When surveyed, 99% of Safe Hands Funeral Plans customers have expressed complete satisfaction with the levels of guidance and support provided by the Safe Hands Funeral Plans highly trained team. Safe Hands Funeral Plans is endorsed by the National Federation of Funeral Directors and pride itself on the provision of affordable and best value funeral plans and their commitment to the Fair Price Charter.

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