I agree with you. In fact I suggested to my son and dil that it won't be worth their wasting money flying over when I kick the bucket as I'll most likely be disposed of before they get here.I wonder if some of those Companies offering plans will be around when you need them
There does seem to be a trend in the UK for expensive funerals. Lots having the full works, carriage, geezer walking in front etc. Bit like a Gangster or a soap opera. and everyone seems to have those booklets with photo of deceased and a bio of their life.
I want the cheapest possible and OH will have the same.
Ours are with a company called Avalon. We have a card we carry with us so if anything should happen the police call an emergency number and they contact your family, an English speaking funeral director etcHi DunWorkin,
Are you permitted or prepared to say - with whom is your plan?.... I need some advice.
I have just cashed in my Pre-paid UK funeral plan & wish to take out another, in Spain.
My reasons are the same as yourself. Also, myself & husband have different religions, which would make it difficult for him - if, I should go first....
Make sure you check out what financial backing they have and how you can be sure that they will be around in the future. The company we use are backed by an independent trust.I have just sent an email to a funeral directors on Costa Del Sol for a quote.
When I have found out what they provide, the cost etc, I will update here.
"Petrol" ??????? at that price - you'll just get a bit of paraffin and like it!I'd be content with a funeral pyre and a jerrycan of petrol in the back garden.
Hmm...we've got two of those big containers of paraffin in the cellar...."Petrol" ??????? at that price - you'll just get a bit of paraffin and like it!
We have a policy with Mapfre. A friend recently died and he was also with them, very quick, clean and tidy, no messing about. Pop round to the undertaker later and pick up the cenicero.
Well that is the nature of insurance is it not ?Please understand. I did not say I was going to pay anyone up front.
I have asked what the cost would be now for what I want. Thus, when the time comes, my wife or son will have a very good idea what can be obtained for the price quoted.
I would not give my money to any company on the understanding that they might still have it when required, or that they would even still be in business. I have investigated too many ‘cast iron’ companies that have gone broke and left customers in the lurch to fall for that one.
On the point of paying a company every year. Why woul done do that? You can only 'win' by dying early. It is very clear the companies make money at the expense of the customers who do not die early. Just like boomakers they never loose, but on average the punters always do,.