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Avalon Spain Spanish Funeral Plans

Avalon Spain expands with new office in Turre, Almeria.


Avalon, one of Europe’s leading providers of prepaid funeral plans, has opened their third Spanish office. Located in Turre, Almeria, the new office will meet growing demand for funeral plans across the region, says the Avalon Press Office.

In the last six months, Avalon has seen a 500 per cent increase in enquiries in Almeria. The new office will enable residents to visit Avalon in person to discuss their funeral plans.

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The Turre office, which is equidistant from Avalon’s offices in Costa del Sol and Algorfa, increases the company’s reach in Spain while enabling it to give a localised service to consumers.

Jason Gardner, head of Europe at Avalon, said: “Avalon is constantly evolving and expanding. So it was an obvious decision to develop our presence in Almeria. Given the considerable increase in enquiries and a high British expatriate population in the area, our new office will help more people access our funeral plans.”

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Turre is one of five towns in Almeria where over 50 per cent of the registered population is British. With excellent road links in the area, Avalon Spain’s new office is easily accessible from Mojacar, Albox, Olula del Rio and the city of Almeria.

Between July 2013 and July 2014, Avalon won its first customers in Portugal, Malta and the Spanish regions of Seville, Jaen and Cordoba. In December 2014, its overall sales were 76 per cent up year on year.

Avalon Funeral Plans offer great employment opportunities to UK expatriates. Staff numbers in Europe, at 58, now match those in the UK.

Funeral Plan provider Avalon protects customers from rising funeral costs and the worry of arranging a funeral when the time comes.  This can be complex outside the UK. Avalon’s three comprehensive packages, Balmoral, Windsor Way and Britannia, are available in Spain, Portugal and Tenerife. Alternative plans are available for customers residing in Cyprus, Malta and Turkey.

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Expat Funeral Plans – But Which Prepaid Plan?

How to choose an Expat Funeral Plan

Expat funeral plans are even more important to expats families than prepaid plans at home.  There are several providers of international prepaid expat plans not all of whom cover every country, so please do specify when you contact us for (free) advice. With most the point is that they will take care of you whether you die in the relevant country or back in the UK.  Standard expat funeral plans will NOT include the cost of bring you back to the UK or vice versa.

Avalon Plans  are probably the best known for expat funeral plans, and have a well trained and motivated salesforce in the countries they cover.

Golden Leaves International Plans offer coverage in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Balearic Islands, or the Canary Islands.

Iberian Plans cover Spain, Portugal, Tenerife, the Balearic Islands and Madeira. SPN Plans are now part of Iberian we understand,

funeral plans for expatriates

Avalon recently launched the Paradise Plan Expat Plan specifically for Brits looking to retire overseas. The plan provides dual certification. It covers customers with a plan of equal value in key destinations including Spain, Portugal, Turkey or Cyprus.  But at the Prepaid Funeral Review we can advise you about alternative expat funeral plans– contact us.

For guidance on expat funeral plans, get in touch via the form to the right and be sure to include your location.


According to a survey by Avalon, almost a quarter of people who’ve moved to sunnier climes admit to pining for the occasional rain shower.

A decent cuppa topped the poll of things expatriates longed for! 27 per cent of those surveyed said they craved a well-made cup of tea and would prefer a brew to a piña colada any day.

The research, which identified the top 10 items Brits miss about their former homeland, uncovered some surprising results.

Only nine per cent of expats said they missed their family the most. The poll ranked loved ones at number four – behind the traditional Sunday roast, which came third.

Mike Cooper, formerly managing director Avalon, commented: “The saying ‘you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone’ certainly seems to apply here! Who would’ve thought that people would miss a bit of rain more than their family when they move abroad?”

Eight per cent of respondents yearned for a pint in their former local, with 160 people stating that a night back in their old drinking hole would be their idea of heaven.

Ranking near the bottom of the list was the soap opera. Five per cent of expats said they missed watching their favourite British TV shows, while Heinz beans was revealed as the taste of home for nearly 100 people.

Mike continued: “We work closely with many people who’ve decided to retire overseas and it’s the happiest time of their lives – but the results of this survey just go to show that you can take the person out of Britain, but you can’t take Britain out of the person!”

Chosing the right prepaid expat funeral plan.