Age UK Funeral Plans Reviewed

Age UK Funeral Plans: our overall view
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Age UK Funeral Plan Review. Funeral Plan Comparison.

(Please note we will match or beat any online price on Age UK Funeral Plans site and still add our £195 bonus package.) We are not agents for Age UK, but will at the very least match their prices PLUS give you the bonus package.  But very often they won’t be the best buy for you anyway.

Age UK funeral plan review..

Summary: a decent plan but significantly more expensive than some (and without our bonus package!)

We feel that anyone taking out one of their plans should read the small print very carefully.  We can’t say more as their lawyers are very aggressive (they even demanded that we remove all reference to Age UK Funeral Plans from this site!!), and they could have changed them in the meanwhile.

We do have an agreement with the firm who underwrites the Age UK Prepaid Funeral Plan, so we can give you a virtually identical plan, but with a substantial bonus.  Age UK recently upped their prices by well over £200 and (November 2015) are about to impose another substantial rise so they are doing the normal marketing ploy of buy now while it is still cheap!  But other players in the market do charge significantly less.

Age UK funeral prepayment plans are just one of a lot of funeral plans on the UK market, and they all have different features and benefits.  This is exactly why the Prepaid Funeral Review team was set up, to save you reviewing each of the 50+ plans which are or pretend to be funeral plans.  So why not give us a call for independent advice on funeral plans – 0800 0588 240 –  or use our Enquiry Page?  Ask for details of our Best Price Guarantee and £195 bonus package!  We haven’t put the Age UK Funeral Plan prices on the page, as they are rising fairly rapidly, just the same as all the rest as the many different plan providers juggle for market share and profit.  But at any given moment in time, we will know which one provides the best value for your needs and wishes.

We will help you understand the options – even if you do decide to do all the work yourself and review the terms and conditions of the many dozens of prepaid funeral plans on the market. More general information here.

Age Concern Funeral Plan Age UK Prepaid Funeral Plans over 50 are effectively “badged” versions of Dignity Funeral Plans. To quote from their site “The Age UK Funeral Plan is offered by Advance Planning Limited, a company incorporated in England and owned by Dignity Pre Arrangement Limited (a subsidiary of Dignity plc).”

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Age UK Prepaid Funeral plan review: best buy or bad choice for you?

Age UK, with whom we have no association, say: “Benefits of the Age UK Funeral Plans.

  • Family and friends will not have to make difficult decisions and arrangements at an upsetting time.
  • There is no bill left for them to pay for the services covered by the Plan. We guarantee to cover these costs for a cremation funeral.
  • If you prefer a burial funeral, we can make arrangements (although the cost is not fully guaranteed).
  • Three individual Age UK Prepaid Funeral Plans give you the option to tailor your Plan to suit your needs. You can also add special requests such as favourite hymns or readings.
  • The funds for your funeral will be securely held in an Independent Trust Fund that is separately and expertly managed.
  • The Age UK Funeral Plan (in association with Dignity – a well established leading UK provider of funeral plans) is registered with the Funeral Planning Authority. This is the official body that ensures all funds are safeguarded and the highest standards of conduct are followed.
  • No one is excluded from the Plan.  The only requirement is that you are over 50 years of age and you can buy an Age UK Funeral Plan. Here is their recent TV advert:

Age UK Funeral Plan Review:

If you would like independent advice on your choice of prepaid funeral plan, and you are not in a hurry, go here to download our questionnaire or (if you are keen to go ahead) give us a ring on 01323 740844.  It will help you consider which benefits are most important to you. Clearly, financial strength is important.   But other issues such as the limited choice of funeral director will be of importance in many areas, as will portability.  The Age UK plan is rarely a really bad choice, but it certainly isn’t the best choice for a lot of people. If you chose to download the questionnaire, when we receive it we will review it against our features and benefits database. Then we’ll recommend what we believe to be the most appropriate plan for you.  All we ask is that if you decide to accept our advice, you buy the plan through us.  In the unlikely even that you find the recommended funeral plan cheaper elsewhere, let us know and we’ll try to renegotiate the price for you. We are not agents for Age UK, but we are for Dignity who provide the underlying plan.

Some interesting comments below this article on This is Money.

Age UK Funeral Plans say:

Age UK Enterprises work in association with Dignity Caring Funeral Services to provide Age UK Funeral Plans. Age UK’s Funeral Plans are designed specifically for those in later life and offer flexible plans and payment methods to suit different requirements.

 Age UK Funeral Plans have the following benefits:

  • Guaranteed to cover the cost of the cremation funeral services detailed in the plan.
  • Guaranteed acceptance if you are over 50
  • No medical or health questions asked.
  • Flexible payment methods
  • Allows family and friends to add their own special tribute when the time comes.

Age UK Funeral Plans are:

The Age UK Sapphire Funeral Plan the top of the range plan.

The Age UK Ruby Funeral Plan the middle range plan.

The Age UK Emerald Funeral Plan, which is their basic plan.

Here at the Prepaid Funeral Review, we prefer to build bespoke plans for individual, and most of the providers will allow us to do so.

Dignity plc is Britain’s largest single provider of funeral related services and is one of the market leaders in the provision of pre-arranged funeral plans. Since 2009 Dignity have achieved 5th place or higher every year in the Top 50 Call Centres for Customer Service Awards and in 2012 and 2013 were awarded first place.

Age UK Funeral Plans are not the best value on the market for most people, but if you have already bought one, there is no need to panic, they are a decent plan!

Age UK funeral plan review..

Summary: a decent plan but significantly more expensive than some (and without our bonus package!)

The Age UK Funeral Plan is offered by Advance Planning Limited, a company incorporated in England and owned by Dignity Pre Arrangement Limited (a subsidiary of Dignity plc). Registered office: Advance Planning Limited, 4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6AP. Registered in England, number 3292336.

Age UK Funeral plans are sold by Age UK Enterprises Limited which is the commercial arm of Age UK (charity no.1128267) and donates its net profits to that charity. Age UK Enterprises Limited is registered in England and Wales no.3156159. Registered address: Tavis House 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA.