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Our prepaid funeral plans

When it comes to planning a funeral, it can be a sensitive topic to navigate – especially if you are a loved one planning a service or ceremony for someone who has died. That’s why it can be helpful to consider the option of a prepaid funeral plan – as a way to alleviate some of the emotional and financial burdens from your family and loved ones - by planning and paying for a funeral ahead of time.

 

Prepaid Funeral Plans from Open Prepaid Funerals

I have chosen to become an Introducer Appointed Representative of Open Prepaid Funerals, who offer fair, clear and transparent funeral plans. The experienced team at Open will guide you through the process of taking out a prepaid funeral plan and look after the financial aspects of the plan, while keeping me on hand to ensure your personal preferences can be met and that I maintain my relationship with you.

This relationship allows Simple Kent Funerals to provide Open with our expertise and guidance on how the funeral is conducted whilst they set up a plan to suit your needs and preferences.

You can go straight to our page on Open’s website to see the standard plans and prices by clicking here:

About Open Prepaid Funerals

Open Prepaid Funerals Limited was formed in 2003 with the aim of providing a financially secure and ethical method of planning a future funeral by specialising in prepaid funeral plans. We offer a range of prepaid funeral plans, from a low-key unattended cremation to attended services designed to suit a variety of requirements. You can also create almost anything you require in our very detailed and unique bespoke plan.

The cost of your prepaid funeral plan depends entirely on the plan you choose, your personal preference and the level of service that you require. The expert team of Open Advisers will talk you through this on the telephone, online using a webcam, or if required, face to face.

Once set up, your payment is made into The Open Prepaid Funerals Trust Fund, where it is managed by professional fund managers, overseen by a board of trustees and independently audited annually. The trust deed has been created in such a way that its purpose is to offer greater protection to you the plan holder and your family or estate. We here at Simple Kent Funerals will have the responsibility for the provision of your funeral on behalf of you through Open Prepaid Funerals.

Why Choose a Prepaid Funeral Plan?

By choosing a prepaid funeral plan, this is a simple and practical way to let your loved ones know that everything is taken care of. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Reduces financial burden – as the funeral plan will be paid up front or in monthly instalments, this can reduce the financial burden on loved ones when the time comes.

  • Can alleviate emotional stress - planning your funeral beforehand helps to alleviate the added stress, but also provides a caring solution to reduce emotional stress on your loved ones.

  • Funeral Director professional fees are fixed – although funeral plan prices may fluctuate due to inflation, the price of the funeral directors professional services is fixed at the time the plan has been bought – meaning that your plan is safe for years to come.

  • Contribution to 3rd party costs (also known as disbursements) – your plan can include a contribution to 3rd party costs, such as: the crematorium cost, a minister or officiant to carry out the service, flowers or obituary notices. Your contribution to 3rd party costs is not guaranteed to be covered and your family or estate may have to make an additional contribution at the time of need. A list of potential 3rd party costs are available in our terms and conditions.

  • Individual personalisation – by choosing a prepaid funeral plan, you can decide on the theme of your own funeral yourself, and ensure that everything is to your taste and personal preference ahead of the time.

 

By choosing a local independent funeral director with Open Prepaid Funerals, you can receive a high-quality experience along with the expertise required – allowing you to be safe in the knowledge your funeral is taken care of when the time comes.

 

Simple Kent Funerals Ltd is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Open Prepaid Funerals Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Firm Reference Number 962403.

Next steps
Please get in touch with us to arrange an appointment with an Open adviser - or contact Open directly on 0330 660 0072 to get the process started.
 

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