Top 10 Funeral Plans

Last updated: September 2018

Save money when you compare over 100 pre paid funeral plans at Funeral Plan Market™. You can compare the top 10 funeral plan providers in seconds to find the best funeral plan for you. Choose to pay for your funeral plan in 1 payment or monthly. To Compare plans please Click Here.

What are the Top 10 funeral plans?

Depending on what you want will impact on what are the top 10 funeral plans are for you. Your top funeral plans may be based on if the plan provider is regulated, which funeral plans are the cheapest or which are the most expensive.

For some people their top funeral plans are those that are guaranteed. This means both the funeral directors fees and services and payment of third party fees are guaranteed. For more information about third party fees please Click Here.

Regulated Funeral Plan Providers

The Funeral Planning Authority is the regulator for funeral plans in the UK. It is a voluntary code and therefore not all funeral plans providers are registered. For more information about the Funeral Planning Authority please Click Here.

There are Nine funeral plan providers included in the results and comparison tables on this site that are registered funeral plan providers of the Funeral Planning Authority, these are:

Nine FPA registered providers

  • Age UK Funeral Plans
  • Avalon Funeral Plans
  • Choice Funeral Plans
  • Co-op Funeral Care
  • Dignity Funeral Plans
  • Golden Charter funeral plans
  • Golden Leaves funeral plans
  • Perfect Choice (Ecclesiastical Planning Services) funeral plans
  • Pure Cremation funeral plans

In addition Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans and Simplicita are administered by Ecclesiastical Planning Services that are a registered provider of the FPA.

Top 10 Cheapest Funeral Plans

Of all the funeral plans compared at Funeral Plan Market™ the top 10 cheapest funeral plans, in order of price – the cheapest first, are:

Ten of the cheapest funeral plans

  • Memoria – eFlexible (£2,745)
  • Age UK – Basic (£2,770)
  • Dignity – Limited (£2,795)
  • Golden Leaves – Zinc (£2,859)
  • Golden Charter – Value (£2,895)
  • Pride Planning – Principal (£2,895)
  • Co-op Funeral Care – Simple (£2,995)
  • Open Prepaid Funeral Plans – Simple Plus (£2,995)
  • Age UK – Ivy (£3,170)
  • Dignity – Amber (£3,195)

Of the top 10 cheapest plans listed the Memoria eFlexible plan is the cheapest at £2,745

Top 10 most Expensive Funeral Plans

The most expensive funeral plan available at Funeral Plan Market™ is £4,295.

The top 10 most expensive funeral plans to compare at Funeral Plan Market™ are:

Ten of the most expensive funeral plans:

  • Capital Life – Majestic (£5,995)
  • Wren & Fraser – One Plan (£4,999)
  • Avalon – Winsor Way (£4,245)
  • Pride Planning – Pride Plus (£4,195)
  • Open Prepaid Funeral Plans – Select (£4,100)
  • Golden Charter – Premier (£4,099)
  • Safe Hands Funeral Plans – Ruby (£4,095)
  • Co-op Funeral Care – Gold (£3,999)
  • Capital Life – Imperial (£3,945)
  • Silver Cloud – Diamond (£3,850)

All of the top 10 most expensive funeral plans include the provision of 2 limousines. The cheapest funeral plan that includes 2 limousines is by Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans at £3,745 this is a fully guaranteed plan for cremation in England and Wales. For more information about Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans please Click Here.

Guaranteed Plans

There are 5 providers of guaranteed funeral plans, based on total price here are the top 10 in order of cheapest first:

Top 10 Guaranteed Plans

  • Memoria – eFlexible
  • Age UK – Basic
  • Dignity – Limited
  • Co-op Funeral Care – Simple
  • Age UK – Ivy
  • Dignity – Amber
  • Memoria – eTraditional
  • Co-op Funeral Care – Bronze
  • Memoria – eTraditional Plus
  • Age UK – Holly

Co-op Funeral Care, Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans and Capital Life include guaranteed payment of medical certification fees required for cremation whereas Dignity and Age UK do not.

Medical certification fees required for cremation are only payable in England and Wales (not Scotland) when a coroner’s report is not available.

Memoria Low Cost Funeral Plans are available for cremation only.

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Direct Cremation Plans

There are 11 providers compared that provide direct cremation plans. Direction Cremations are an increasingly popular type of funeral and do not include a service at the crematorium and instead family and friends can choose how they wish to celebrate the life of the deceased. Of these providers 6 offer guaranteed plans meaning that the cremation fees are guaranteed to be paid; however only 3 of these guarantee payment of medical certification fees required for cremation in England and Wales only when a coroner’s report is not available.

The top 3 providers of direct cremation plans that guarantee payment of both cremation fees and doctors’ fees are:

  • Memoria – Simple (£1,675)
  • Capital Life – Simple (£1,695)
  • Safe Hands Funeral Plans – Direct Cremation (£1,895)

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