Our funeral plans

As part of Funeral Partners you’ll be introduced to our own pre-paid funeral plans called ‘Choice Plans’ which the business launched in February 2014.

There are many companies selling pre-paid funeral plans, all of them varying in the detail and content of their offering, security of monies as well as flexibility of wishes for clients.

We believe that our plans are refreshingly simple, with maximum choice and security of investment, the things that are important to our clients.

Steve Coyle, Head of Pre-Need says ‘Our promise to our clients is very much about ensuring the plans allow everyone to express their personal individual wishes and ensure the very best security of their money invested’.

The key benefits of our Choice Plans:

  • We are members of the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA).
  • Our plans offer outstanding financial security. The full amount of the plan is held in a guaranteed whole of life assurance policy with a capital guarantee meaning monies invested will never go down. This means funds are ring-fenced and underpinned by a separate whole of life assurance policy administered by the Royal London Group in line with the Financial Conduct Authority regulations. The guaranteed sum will grow over the life of the plan with any bonuses added with an aim that the plan grows at a rate ahead of inflation. So you can sell these plans with the confidence that the money is completely safe.
  • We don’t sell set packages, each is built to reflect the personal wishes of the individual and offers the flexibility to amend and even add to the plan at any time free of charge. It really is all about offering choice.
  • People can pay for plans with either a single payment or by a simple monthly instalment. To make things easier a number of payment methods are available.
  • All funeral home costs are fixed at the time of purchase and will not increase regardless of how many years later the plan is redeemed.
  • If someone moves, we’ll reallocate the plan to another Funeral Partners home. If we don’t happen to have a branch nearby, we would liaise with a local independent funeral home, preferably a NAFD member, who would be happy to accept the plan.
  • Plans can be bought at your funeral home (in person, by phone or by arranging a home visit) or online using our dedicated website.
  • Planholders also benefit from an additional 10% discount on all additional services such as limousines and coffin upgrades.
  • We’ll train you to offer Choice Plans and you’ll have the additional backing of a dedicated regional Choice training team. We also have an administration team based in our Torquay office in Devon who are there to support both employees and those who have purchased a plan – Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
  • We have extensive and effective marketing support including newspaper advertising, targeted leaflet distributions, Public Relations, regular offers of community support and local events and exhibitions. In addition, monthly commission and regular incentive initiatives are available for all employees.
“The Choice Plan campaign was very personal to our local brand, unlike other plan companies’ generic images, and the leaflet drop emphasised this with the inclusion of our family story and photos of ourselves. I’m sure this gave people much needed reassurance that we as a family were not going anywhere, despite the local rumours that John and I were retiring. The timing of the campaign could not have been better, particularly as it followed our fifty years of service advertising campaign. One of our strengths is that we have a strong brand which operates in a relatively small community, we are all well known and I like to think well respected as people who can be trusted, as was my father. This was a brilliant campaign and long may our success continue. The future is very exciting with Funeral Partners at our side!”
James Blenkiron, from John Blenkiron & Sons
“We are a success because we are well known in the local community, so getting the leaflet with our photo on through the door prompted people to contact us. It also prompted friends and neighbours of staff members to get in touch to arrange a plan.”
Rebecca Sterry from Sterry’s Funeral Service

Our Funeral Plans

We believe that our plans are refreshingly simple, with maximum choice and security of investment, the things that are important to our families.

Find out more information about our plans and download a brochure

Ring 01803 298243

Email steve.coyle@funeralpartners.co.uk