FPA Regulated Firms Offering Funeral Plans

FPA Regulated Firms of Funeral Plan Providers.

An FPA Regulated firm a business that provides funeral plans and is regulated by the Authority. The Funeral Planning Authority is committed to ensuring that people like you have access to reliable, regulated providers within the funeral plan industry. Our work ensures that the registered providers listed here uphold high standards and report to us on an annual basis on areas such as their investments, sales and marketing, and complaints.

The List of FPA Regulated Firms is further down the page.

Their aim is that our work will result in customers getting the funeral that they have paid for, and deserve, when the time comes.

In order to become an FPA registered provider, we check that these businesses abide by a set criteria of rules and a Code of Practice, which exceed the statutory requirements set out within the industry. You can find out more about these regulations and read our Code of Practice on our dedicated Regulations page.

If you have a provider in mind and want to check their status, you can enter the name of a plan provider into our search bar to find out if they’re registered with the FPA. Alternatively, you can scroll further down for a list of approved providers. If you have any questions regarding the approval process, or are trying to find a funeral plan, then get in touch with our helpful team via our contact us page.

This list was updated in October 2018 but does not include firms which have applied to be Regulated by the Funeral Planning Authority but not yet been fully on-boarded.

FPA Regulated Firms

 

List of FPA Regulated Firms:

Co-operative Funeralcare

Dignity Pre Arrangement Ltd

Alternative Planning Company Limited

Funeral Planning Services

Ecclesiastical Planning Services Limited

Golden Leaves Limited

Golden Charter Limited

Avalon

Advance Planning Limited

Pure Cremation

F A Albin & Sons Ltd

F A Albin & Sons Limited offers Prearranged Funeral Plans to it’s customers in London, Kent and the surrounding areas. The company is a family owned independent funeral director and has been in business for over 200 years. Plans can be arranged to suit individual requirements and funds are held in a Trust which was formed in 1990. The Trust is managed by a number of trustees the majority of whom are independent.

East of England Coop

An independent Co-operative Society, and are proud to be owned by hundreds of thousands of Members from across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Choosing a funeral plan is flexible and straightforward with our comprehensive range of plans and tailor-made options. Whichever plan you chose you can spread the cost over a period of time that’s convenient for your budget. All funeral plan payments are deposited with Royal London Group.

Plan with Grace
Plan With Grace Limited, established by two of the UK’s leading family owned funeral directors to provide clients with a range of funeral plan products. With its founding partners combined history totaling over 500 years, the firm is built on the principals of responsibility, transparency and longevity. Funds are held securely by the Plan With Grace Funeral Payment Trust, an independent Trust, until such time as they are required to meet the funeral fees, the custodian trustee is Link Corporate Trustees (UK) Limited (formerly known as Capita Trust Company Limited).

Chelmsford Star Cooperative Society Limited

Chelmsford Star Cooperative Society Ltd offers the Chelmsford Star Cooperative Society Funeral Plan to its customers, with 7 branches covering Chelmsford, Braintree, Dunmow, Ingatestone.

BFD Prepaid Funeral Plan

Bristol Funeral Directors Limited offers the BFD Prepaid Funeral Plan to customers in Bristol and surrounding areas, through family owned independent funeral directors. Plans can be arranged to suit individual requirements and funds are held in a Trust, the Trustees of which are a major firm of Bristol solicitors.

Clydebank Co-operative Society Limited

Clydebank Co-operative is an independent regional retail Society offering the Co-operative Funeral Bond throughout the Clydebank and Greater Glasgow areas and is a member of the National Association of the Funeral Directors, the Funeral Planning Authority and the Co-operative Funeral Service Association. All services are provided on a 24 hour basis.

Lincolnshire Co-Op Funeral Services

Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent retail co-operative founded in 1861 and owned by some 250,000 members across Lincolnshire, North Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire. We are a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors and registered with the Funeral Planning Authority. We offer set packages and bespoke funeral plans with various payment options and monies paid are invested in whole of life insurance policies with Royal London Mutual Insurance Society.

Central England Cooperative

Central England Co-operative Funeralcare, offers a range of Pre-paid Funeral Plans, at over 120 locations in 16 counties. Their plans are fully guaranteed including all third party charges, and monies are invested in life insurance policies backed by the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society.

Southern Co-op

Southern Co-op is an independent regional business owned by its
members. Established in Portsmouth (Hampshire) over 140 years ago, we have
funeral homes in accessible locations across the south of England in
Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and
Wiltshire. We offer bespoke funeral plans to meet individual needs with
flexible payment options. All funeral plan monies paid are invested in
whole of life insurance policies.

Heart of England Co-operative Society Limited

Heart of England Co-operative Society is an independent retail co-operative business founded in 1832 in Coventry. We now serve client families through our funeral businesses in and around Coventry, Warwickshire, south Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. We are members of both the National Association of Funeral Directors and the Funeral Planning Authority. Currently we offer three set package funeral plans along with the option for a Tailor made bespoke plan and a plan to cover memorial masonry. The plan monies are invested through a whole of life insurance policy with Royal London Mutual.

The Midcounties Co-operative Ltd

The Midcounties Co-operative is the second largest member owned independent co-operative in the U.K. It provides locally owned and managed services to a large region that broadly runs from Walsall and Woverhampton in the west to High Wycombe and Aylesbury in the east, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Swindon in the south and Litchfield in the north. It has over 80 funeralcare homes in its region.

Tamworth Co-operative Society Ltd

Tamworth Co-operative Society offers Tamworth Co-operative Funeral Service Guaranteed Plans to all our customers in Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Woodville and the West Midlands.

Scotmid Co–Operative Funerals

Scotmid Co-operative is Scotland’s largest independent co-operative and has been at the heart of Scottish communities since being founded in Edinburgh in 1859. Scotmid Co-operative Funeral Directors are members of the National Association of Funeral Directors and are recommended by the Good Funeral Guide. They provide burial and cremation funeral plans, the funds are held in individual life insurance policies backed by the Royal London Mutual Insurance Societ

Family Funerals Trust Limited

Family Funerals Trust Limited offers Pre-payment and Pre-arrangement Funeral Plans to its customers.

Clydebank Cooperative.

Clydebank Co-operative is an independent regional retail Society offering the Co-operative Funeral Bond throughout the Clydebank and Greater Glasgow areas and is a member of the National Association of the Funeral Directors, the Funeral Planning Authority and the Co-operative Funeral Service Association. All services are provided on a 24 hour basis.

 

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