Avalon Funeral Plan Reviews 2018 – our verdict.
In reviewing Avalon funeral plans, we have been pretty critical of the administration in the past. We still wouldn’t recommend them except in unusual circumstances, but that is because there are better plans from other companies at much lower prices. Things do seem to be on a much more even keel administratively these days but we do still get more complaints about Avalon than anyone else.
We believe that people should be able to read brochures, prices and terms and conditions quietly before making up their mind whether they wish to even discuss things with a salesperson. Saying no to a person sitting in your lounge is not easy, and you can hardly read pages of literature and terms and conditions while they watch! We believe everyone should read them, and in peace and quiet. That is why we always post the full recommendation pack out.
Looking at Avalon Trustee Company Ltd accounts, the company seems to have been trading at a massive loss, which is never a good thing. But we are not accountants, and apparently, the reason for it is the number of plans paid in instalments, so things should even out. According to their 2016 accounts, the fund intended to pay for funerals is in adequate shape and that is the main thing. The company seems to be owned primarily by Nirvana Holdings Ltd, which in turn seems to be owned by a company called Tamaflow Limited which we believe is Irish.
The fact that Avalon Funeral Plans have been accepted as members of the Funeral Planning Authority reflects the efforts of the new management to turn the company around. However, membership of the Funeral Planning Authority is not the same as being formally regulated. That is the impression given by FPA members. But the FPA is a still a good thing!
We can still normally improve on any UK offer Avalon Funeral Planning may make. We will still add the bonus package should there be a better value alternative for you. But we really are pleased to note the improvements.
To find out if Avalon Funeral plans might be right for you, why not give the Prepaid Funeral Plan Review team a call on 0800 0588 240? Or use our Funeral Plan Enquiry Form.
If you have dealings with Avalon – good or bad – we would be pleased to hear from you.
One thing Avalon Funerals prepaid funerals do have is a very active sales force – we don’t have a sales force at all. We just offer Independent advice on what is best (for you) in the prepaid funeral plan market.
Avalon Funeral Plan Review: Complaints – just a passing phase?
It seems likely that the moans about Avalon are now consigned to history. Avalon are now one of the plans we consider, as opposed to one we avoid like the plague!
We’ve had a look at a site which appears to offer the same service as we do – an independent review. WhichFuneralPlan.com seems to be just comparing Avalon Funeral Plans and not including others in the market.
Here is their own Press Release (their opinions, not ours!)
Avalon Funeral Plans According to Avalon!
Providing Simple & Sorted Effective Funeral Services.
The trained consultants proffer a courteous and sensitive advisory service that promises peace of mind for something that is not so easy to talk about.
Cheshire, November 21, 2011. Avalon Funeral Plans specialises in making funeral plans and arrangements. If there is a death in the family, all you have to do is contact them and let them know when you want the funeral service to be held. They are making innovations to make the entire ambience more serene and respectful. You will be surely gratified by their methods which give the family a chance to bid final adieu to their loved ones in such a dignified manner.
The trained consultants proffer a courteous and sensitive advisory service. That promises peace of mind for something that is not so easy to talk about. There are so many content clients of Avalon and they are so grateful that it stood by the family in times of crisis. In their own words:
“I have found that the Avalon funeral plan has given me peace of mind. I can be happy knowing that, when my time comes, my family will not be left with any additional cost…..” Christine Evans
“I have a very small family and I want them to be able to save their hard-earned money for their own future, not my funeral. That’s why I got in touch with Avalon to book a free home advisory service….” Renee McNichole
Avalon specialises in every kind of funeral planning services. When there is a tragic event like a death in the family, you can be with your family to share the grief and not worry about the funeral arrangements.
About Avalon: Avalon Funeral Plans was founded in 1990 and so now with (more than) two decades of experience, they understand the requirements of the funeral plans and pay special attention to the sentiments of the family. They also make arrangements in countries like Spain, Turkey and Cyprus apart from UK.
The Prepaid Funeral Review says “If you would like independent advice on your choice of prepaid funeral plan, GO HERE and download our questionnaire. Or just give us a call on 0800 0588 240. It will help you consider which benefits are most important to you. All the plans on offer their own unique set of features. We will review your wishes against our features and benefits database and recommend what we believe to be the most suitable 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.
For advice about which Funeral Plan is most suitable for your personal circumstance go here.
For those of you looking for a job selling Avalon funeral plans, why not have a look at our proposition which allows you to run your own business offering independent advice on prepaid funeral plans.
Avalon Prepaid Funeral Plans Reviewed.