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Save £779 on average with our 'Open' Funeral Plan Service.

We cut out the expensive middlemen, so you can get the best deal directly from local independent funeral directors.

Get the best value

We offer the best value funeral plan on the market, with the lowest fees.

Pay what you want, when you want

You can choose your monthly funeral plan payments and deposits, or pay it all in one go - it's up to you.

Compare prices and options online

Ours is the only plan where you can choose your funeral director - and all your options - online.

Enjoy ethical pricing

We'll give you prices based on local funeral directors' fees, not on costly national packages.

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How to compare pre-paid funeral plans on Beyond

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What do pre-paid funeral plans usually include - and why is ours better?

Disbursements

We set aside more for third party costs. To date, our plan has gained 3.7% interest compared to the 2.8% or even 0.5% offered by other funeral cover plans.

Administration fees

Our plan has the lowest administration fee available (£195). Many pre-paid funeral plan providers will charge you over £1,000.

Funeral director fees

We'll help you choose your own funeral director and funeral options – other plans lump you in a 1-size-fits-all national package that ignores local prices.

Cancellation fees

If you change your mind, it's free to cancel. Other funeral plan providers will charge you up to £700!

Sales agent commissions

We won't spend any of your money on sales commissions. Other pre-paid funeral plans pay up to £800 to third parties.

How we compare to other pre-paid funeral plans in the UK

How much is a funeral plan with Beyond? Here's how we measure up against other national funeral plan providers:

Avalon £3,995
Golden Leaves £3,460
Safe Hands £3,595
Co-op £3,625
Golden Charter £3,650
Age UK £3,650
Dignity £3,749
Pride Planning £3,895
Our average Open Plan £3,232
Our best Open Plan £2,151

This graph shows Avalon, Pride Planning, Golden Leaves, Safe Hands, Golden Charter, Age UK, Dignity and Co-op funeral plan costs compared to the Beyond Open plan.

The quotes here include funeral director fees, cremation, wood effect coffin, one hearse and one limousine. Beyond’s least expensive pre-paid funeral plan is with Fosters Funeral Directors with a cremation at the Linn Crematorium.

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Frequently asked questions on the Beyond Open Funeral Plan

What is a funeral plan?

A pre-paid funeral plan is a simple way to organise and pay for a funeral in advance. By covering the cost of the funeral now, you can protect your family from paying higher fees later on - and make sure your wishes are faithfully carried out.

How do funeral plans work?

With the Beyond Open Funeral Plan, you can choose to pay for your own funeral all at once, or in monthly instalments. We will then safeguard your money until you need it by investing it in a trust fund on your behalf. This is managed by an independent board of trustees.

When the time comes, your family can put the plan into effect by contacting your chosen funeral director.

What happens if I die before my funeral plan is paid off?

If you die before making your last payment, your family will receive the amount that you’ve paid in so far towards the funeral.

This means they may have to make up some of the difference, but they’ll still benefit from the amount you’ve saved.

Can I transfer my funeral protection plan to another funeral director?

Absolutely. Just contact us to let us know which funeral director you’d like to switch to, and we’ll make the arrangements.

What happens if the funeral director goes out of business?

If the funeral director turns out to have gone out of business by the time of your death, we’ll choose another funeral director to take care of the plan. We’ll let your family know when the time comes so that they can switch if they’d like to.

Can I cancel my Beyond Open Funeral Plan?

You can cancel for free any time. There’s no time limit and no cancellation fee.

Can I transfer the plan to someone else?

Not only can you take out a funeral plan to cover someone else’s service (a parent or partner, say) you can also change the name on the funeral plan any time.

We’re also happy to set up mirror funeral plans for two people, where the plan will pay for whoever’s funeral comes first. Just contact us.

What is a funeral plan?
How do funeral plans work?
What happens if I die before my funeral plan is paid off?
Can I transfer my funeral protection plan to another funeral director?
What happens if the funeral director goes out of business?
Can I cancel my Beyond Open Funeral Plan?
Can I transfer the plan to someone else?
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