A lot of these plans appear to follow through from their namesake. In the case of Pride this shows through in the service offering that doesn’t just focus around the funeral. They care about you and your family, providing several additions that include a welcome call and brochure should you request one.
Pricing is relatively straight forward, the entry plan is affordable at £2,495 but there are cheaper in comparison though not with the discount model.
The Chapel of Rest is included from the outset yet standard coffin exists for the first three plans with the uppermost plan offering one described as a high quality coffin.
The coffin may be better described depending on postcode and which Funeral Director is used.
With a top cost of £4,195 for their fullest package, a high quality coffin, two limos, contribution towards disbursements and floral collection it’s best to compare funeral plans on their website.
Practical: One off – £2,495
Includes: Standard coffin. Advice and guidance, arrangements and paperwork. Funeral Director’s professional services. 25 mile radius intake of body for hygienic preparation. Funeral cosmetology and enabling visits to Chapel of Rest. Funeral service, conductor. Relevant staff and pallbearers. A traditional Hearse. Confidential bereavement counselling. Legal and financial advice.
Simplicity: One off – £3,495
Adds: Cremation or Interment, Doctor and Minister costs
Essential: One off – £3,895
Adds: First limousine. Full list of floral tributes.
Plus: One off – £4,195
Adds: High quality coffin. Second limousine.
They are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) and have trust fund and separate trustees. They are open to personalisation of plans and also accept Paypal which is quite handy for those whose work and income is internet based.
Trust Held: Yes, with Pride Planing Trust. This means it is covered by their membership to the FPA. An organisation that checks the company against a Code of Conduct, their rules, trustees and operations every year.
While many plans operate in a similar fashion, the actual items accounted for may differ greatly. It is good to know what is absolutely assured under the plan and which aspects are not.
Does that mean I (or my family) will have to pay money on top?
Yes, this isn’t a fully inclusive plan but which one is?
One or two may provide for everything but disbursements may not meet the intended target but it is calculated so it won’t be too far off. Pride is also keen on cremation as land lease rents make it impossible to gauge burial plot prices efficiently.
Headstone cost and any other memorial services would be additional at the time of need but you can factor the latter in.
Choice of plan and what it contains is entirely up to you.
They openly accept personal pre paid plans and welcome you asking what aspects can be fully guaranteed.
You can upgrade the plan at any time right up until the point of need, both parties simply need to agree upon which costs can be met as part of a growth plan.
Plans begin with your first payment but entire coverage with the built in planned growth is not possible to receive until full payment received.
You receive a Certificate of Entitlement which is your or your family’s proof the policy and commitment exists. All elements promised and detailed unless only a contributory amount will be carried at the time of need.
Yes in as far as known scenarios are currently planned for.
Money is held with Pride Planning Trust at Barclays which guarantees there will be enough money for all particulars detailed within a plan.
The FPA has oversight and independent trustees ensure the fund is managed correctly and only dispensed with to fun the funeral director and associated services in a plan.
There could be. While they state there are no hidden charges they require you to call them to find out.
The FAQ on their site doesn’t answer this specific question, however what usually happens if you move home is they ask you to notify them and the plan will move to a funeral director that is closer to you.
Because these plan companies usually have hundreds of partnerships or own funeral homes nationwide.
This is not stated.
Here are some reviews we have found on Pride from around the internet…