Funeral directors help the family and friends of someone who has died organise the funeral. Depending on how much help and support a family needs, this can cover a wide range of services - but their main role is to collect and store the body before arranging a burial or cremation.
Funeral directors also help you find and co-ordinate professionals offering the services they don’t cover themselves, such as flowers, food, venues and transportation.
Funeral costs can be broken down into two categories:
The average amount spent on funeral director services in the UK is £2,491, while the average amount spent on ‘disbursements’ is £1,587. The total average funeral cost is £4,078. But with Beyond, the total cost for funerals averages £2,629. That’s 55% less.
If you’re not eligible for government funds or a charitable grant, you might find our interest-free funeral loans helpful. We’ll pay for the funeral upfront, and you can pay us back gradually over the course of a year. If you need more time, we also have low interest alternatives for longer periods.