Golden Charter - Later Life Planning

We understand that it’s hard to think about your funeral but at SW Probate we act as and agent for Golden Charter Funeral Plans, one of the UK’s biggest and most popular independent funeral plans.

A funeral plan allows you to pay the cost of the funeral director’s services at today’s prices and gives you more control over your funeral arrangements. We believe it’s important for you to get the funeral you want, and for your family to receive a genuinely personal service when it really counts. So when you purchase your plan we can appoint a local funeral director to take care of your requests. Or, if you have a preferred funeral director in mind, just let us know when you take out your plan. When the time comes, just one phone call to your funeral director will activate your plan. Everything will then be carried out according to your wishes.

Nobody wants their family to face money worries in the future. But funeral costs have risen by 88% over the last ten years, and while the average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, by 2014 it was £3,609*. At this rate, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 could be more than £6,800. When the time comes, it could help your family avoid difficult decisions – and prevent any financial worries over how to pay for the funeral costs.

As an agent of Golden Charter Funeral Plans, we are pleased to offer a choice of four funeral plans to ensure all your needs are covered. Each plan includes:

  • The funeral director’s services
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • The coffin
  • Transportation of the deceased to a suitable resting place within a 15 mile radius
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation
  • Use of a chapel of rest or service rooms
  • A hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • Confidential assistance with bereavement counselling, if required

And don’t worry, your investment is protected.  Golden Charter Funeral Plans are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority and follow their Code of Practice. Also, we’re the only funeral plan provider recommended by the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, your payments are completely protected. Your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust†, which is run by an independent Board of Trustees who manage the Trust’s funds on behalf of our plan holders and safeguard future payments to funeral directors. When the time comes, the funeral director’s services included in your plan are guaranteed to be covered. † Or paid to a UK life assurance company for the fixed monthly payment option.

*The average cost of a funeral in the UK. Source: Mintel 2014.

We understand that it’s hard to think about your funeral but at SW Probate we act as and agent for Golden Charter Funeral Plans, one of the UK’s biggest and most popular independent funeral plans.

A funeral plan allows you to pay the cost of the funeral director’s services at today’s prices and gives you more control over your funeral arrangements. We believe it’s important for you to get the funeral you want, and for your family to receive a genuinely personal service when it really counts. So when you purchase your plan we can appoint a local funeral director to take care of your requests. Or, if you have a preferred funeral director in mind, just let us know when you take out your plan. When the time comes, just one phone call to your funeral director will activate your plan. Everything will then be carried out according to your wishes.

Nobody wants their family to face money worries in the future. But funeral costs have risen by 88% over the last ten years, and while the average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, by 2014 it was £3,609*. At this rate, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 could be more than £6,800. When the time comes, it could help your family avoid difficult decisions – and prevent any financial worries over how to pay for the funeral costs.

As an agent of Golden Charter Funeral Plans, we are pleased to offer a choice of four funeral plans to ensure all your needs are covered. Each plan includes:

  • The funeral director’s services
  • Advice on the certification and registration of the death and related documentation
  • The coffin
  • Transportation of the deceased to a suitable resting place within a 15 mile radius
  • Care of the deceased prior to burial or cremation
  • Use of a chapel of rest or service rooms
  • A hearse to a local cemetery or crematorium
  • Confidential assistance with bereavement counselling, if required

And don’t worry, your investment is protected.  Golden Charter Funeral Plans are registered with the Funeral Planning Authority and follow their Code of Practice. Also, we’re the only funeral plan provider recommended by the National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF). With a Golden Charter Funeral Plan, your payments are completely protected. Your money is paid into the Golden Charter Trust†, which is run by an independent Board of Trustees who manage the Trust’s funds on behalf of our plan holders and safeguard future payments to funeral directors. When the time comes, the funeral director’s services included in your plan are guaranteed to be covered. † Or paid to a UK life assurance company for the fixed monthly payment option.

*The average cost of a funeral in the UK. Source: Mintel 2014.

Contact us

01522 511177
07976 703347
info@swprobate.co.uk
10 Gordon Road, Bailgate, Lincoln

Opening Hours

Monday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 2.30pm
Thursday 9.30am- 4.30pm
Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm

We will also visit you outside of these hours, if that suits you better.