Criteria to be included in the comparison results tables

We compare over 80 funeral plans so that our customers can find the right funeral plan for them at the best price.

There are over 50 funeral plan providers in the UK, offering a number of plans each. Many of these providers are not registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) and do not provide national coverage. Information about these providers can be found when you Click Here.

It is important to us that the funeral plans we compare on our website meet with our criteria as part of our commitment to our customers to provide the optimum experience when using our services. You can find out more about our commitment to you in our Customer Charter when you Click Here.

Our criteria for a funeral plan provider and the plans they provide to be included in our results comparison tables are:

  1. The funeral plan company must provide national coverage
  2. The funeral plan must be administered by a company must  registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA).
  3. The funeral plan company must enable publication of their plan prices on line

Why do we use this criteria?

National Coverage

Nobody knows what the future holds and having your funeral plan provided by a national provider means your funeral plan can move with you wherever you live. Funeral plan companies, that provide national coverage, will allocate a funeral director local to where you live so you can be assured of a local service in your area. If you have a funeral plan and move home to a different locality please let your funeral plan provider know so a replacement funeral director can be allocated local to your new place of residence.

FPA Registered

The Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) is an organisation set up by the industry to regulate providers in the UK pre-paid funeral plan industry. Their primary aim is to ensure providers that are registered with the FPA are operating in a manner that will result in customers getting the funeral they have paid for when it is needed. They do this by checking that all registered providers abide by a set of Rules and a Code of Practice, which exceed the statutory requirements.

Prices

To enable us to compare funeral plan prices on line we only compare prices of FPA registered providers that provide national coverage and enable publication of their plan prices on line. Currently this is all such providers with the exception of one and therefore it is impossible for us to include this provider in our price comparison tables. It is important to us that are users are provided with clear price and transparent plan information to support an effective comparison experience.

Funeral Plan Market has a Primary Authority relationship with West Yorkshire Trading Standards, for further information about Primary Authority please Click Here.

Fair Price Charter, FPA, NFFD, NAFD and NAPFP are organisations funeral plan providers featured on this site may be associated with, for further information about funeral plan providers please Click Here.