Legal & General is providing access to pre-paid funeral plans provided by Dignity, but only via independent financial advisors.
Dignity launched the first funeral plan in the UK in 1985 and has been the market leaders ever since. More than 350,000 people have taken out a funeral plan with Dignity.
This product gives customers peace of mind by allowing them to pre pay for their funeral at today’s prices and guarantees to cover the cost of the cremation funeral regardless of rising market prices.
There are three plans available to customers over 50. All have a set price and all include the arrangements for a cremation funeral with a burial option. Acceptance is guaranteed and there is no upper age limit and no health restrictions.
Peter Julier at Legal & General says, "Discussing financial provision for funeral arrangements is never an easy subject, but like making a will, it is important and sensible to make early preparations. By doing so, you ensure that your wishes are known. It helps to remove the burden of worry at what is a very difficult time for your family."
Funeral plans: News update: 2 November 2010