Compare Funeral Plan Costs
A funeral plan puts you in control and removes unnecessary financial and emotional stress from your loved ones at a difficult time. A pre-paid funeral plan also guarantees you pay today’s fixed cost for a funeral. Compare funeral plan costs using our handy table below to see how Memoria can guarantee 5-star service and facilities at the best prices in the market.
Costs of Funerals
According to the Money Advice Service, the average cost of a funeral in the UK is £3,675. This cost increases if the deceased wishes to be buried rather than cremated.
The cost can be reduced if direct cremation is chosen, providing you with the flexibility to remember your loved one in a way you see fit. Did you know David Bowie chose direct cremation? Our simple plan offers direct cremation, starting from £1,695.
Compare Funeral Costs
The most popular type of funeral in the UK is a cremation with a service. Memoria prides itself on being able to offer a 5 star service with modern facilities in a beautiful setting. We are now proud to also offer pre-paid funeral plans and maintain our low cost promise. We’ve compiled the table below to allow you to compare funeral costs of a Memoria pre-paid funeral with attended service directly against the UK’s three largest providers of pre-paid funeral plans.
|What is included in the Plan||Memoria Low Cost Funeral||Co-op Set Funeral Plans||Dignity Funeral Plans||Golden Charter Funeral Plans|
|Average cost of funeral plans offered||£2,428.33||£3,434.75||£3,600.00||£3,915.00 ✻|
|Can I speak to customer services 24 hours a day?||✓||✗||✓||✗|
|1 Hour Service time||✓||✗||✗||✗|
|Is the cremation fee guaranteed to be covered?||✓||✓||✓||✗
Only a contribution is available and only on the three most expensive plans.
|Is the quality of service guaranteed to be five star?||✓||✗||✗||✗|
|State of the art technology for music, visual tribute video & webcam broadcast of service?||✓✻✻||✗||✗||✗|
|A cremation in a practical and simple coffin||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Will the funeral director be available to take the deceased into care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?||✓||✓||✓||?
Only available with the top two most expensive plans.
|Are the plans flexible to allow changes or additional items to be added||✓||✗||✓||✓|
|If I change my mind at any time, will I get back the money I have paid?||✓
Less a management fee.
Not with fixed monthly payment option.
Less a cancellation fee.
Not with the low cost instalment option or fixed monthly payment option.
|If I moved address, can I change my chosen Funeral Director or Crematorium to another from an approved list at no extra charge?||✓||✗
If you wish to move your plan, you may.
✻ Prices quoted are provided on the assumption of a £700.00 disbursement cost on Golden Charters “Base” Plan.
✻✻ Services such as webcam and visual tribute available for a small charge.
This comparison table includes only some of the main plan features for Set Funeral Plans and are provided as an average view across all plans.
All information correct at 9th January 2017. All information included in this table has been taken from provider websites. If you intend to travel overseas, perhaps remaining there for some time, we recommend that your travel or medical insurance policy includes full cover for repatriation costs to your funeral director’s premises. Please check with the provider for more details.
All competitor pricing shown in this table includes any known discounts.