Since 2007, the price of a funeral has risen from an average of £2,288 to £3,547 – and the cost is expected to keep rising. According to recent surveys, 82% of people are concerned about the costs of funerals and are worried that they will be unable to afford their own funeral or a family member’s. Many families are finding themselves with debt to pay, as found by the Royal London National Funeral Cost Index. By 2021, it is predicted that costs will reach as much as £5,438. Fortunately, there are a few ways that families and individuals can bring the costs down. As funeral directors in Sutton Coldfield, we aim to keep our services affordable and ensure you can afford to pay for a funeral for yourself or your loved one.
A popular choice is to purchase a funeral plan, paying in instalments or upfront if you already have the full cost. Doing this can help you secure a funeral at today’s costs, avoiding inflation prices. Taking out a life insurance policy is another great way to make sure that your family have all of the funding they need to cover your funeral costs, or even simply putting away enough money aside in your will.
As we are an independent organisation, we do not have to meet high sales targets or have the pressure of a head office. We’re a family run business and always have our clients’ needs at the forefront of our priorities. We understand that some people may have concerns about funding a funeral and we aim to do everything we can to alleviate these concerns. We competitively price our services and are also able to offer pre-paid funerals to split the costs over time, which many find more affordable.
If you would like more information regarding our funerals in Sutton Coldfield, please don’t hesitate to contact our team. We’re always there for clients who need our help or advice.