White Rose Modern Funerals has partnered with Open Prepaid Funerals Ltd to deliver our own pre-paid funeral plans. These mirror the main types of funerals we provide (burials; personalised cremations; no fuss pre-10am cremations; direct cremations).
Here is a visual summary of the funeral plans we provide:
Plan prices shown above do not include a £195 Plan Admin Fee which will be added to the total plan cost. All plans managed by Open Prepaid Funerals Limited. Company No. 04747037.
The pre-paid funeral plan marketplace is unfortunately often confusing and unnecessarily complicated. At White Rose, having thoroughly researched funeral plan providers we have teamed up with Open Prepaid Funerals Ltd.
This means we can provide a simple set of funeral plans that reflect the most common types of funeral services that we arrange.
The benefits of our simple funeral plans are:
- One single admin fee of £195.00 (not included in plan prices quoted above)
- 100% of the plan price is invested with no deductions from it
- White Rose Modern Funerals do not receive any commission payments
- There is NO cancellation fee
- Growth per annum applied to the whole plan
- Funeral Planning Authority (FPA) Registered and compliant provider
To enquire about our funeral plans please call us on 020 3281 1045 or click the button below to apply online.
Funeral plans - Frequently Asked Questions
What is a funeral plan?
A funeral plan is a way of paying in advance for your own funeral. You can invest a lump sum or pay in instalments – the money is securely invested until the time comes to pay the cost of the funeral.
Why take out a funeral plan?
The main reason is peace of mind, knowing that when the time comes your family will not have the worry of finding the funds to pay for a funeral. It also ensures that your wishes for the type of funeral you would prefer are followed.
Is the money I invest safe and secure?
All plan funds (excluding the plan administration fee) are invested into the Open Prepaid Funerals Trust Fund where it is managed by a board of trustees. The trust fund is a wholly separate entity and independent from Open Prepaid Funerals Limited.
What happens if the funeral director goes out of business?
You can nominate any funeral director and change your appointed funeral director at any time. The plan is not dependent on your appointed funeral director, so should that funeral director go out of business, your plan remains unaffected.
What does a funeral plan cover?
The funeral plan covers the funeral director’s fees (arranging the funeral and legal forms, collection and care at our private facilities, taking care of all the details and our attendance on the day). It also covers the cost of the coffin, transportation, provision of sufficient staff and bearers. There is a specified amount that is a contribution towards 3rd party costs such as crematorium/cemetery fees, doctors’ certificates and officiant.
Crematoria fees change annually and there may be certain additional costs, for example for an out-of-hours collection, however in most cases, our plans will cover most if not all of these costs.
What isn’t covered by a funeral plan?
The main cost that is not covered by a funeral plan is (for a burial) the cost of buying a plot and the interment fee. These are fees charged by the cemetery. Also, should the death occur whilst abroad, the repatriation fees would not be covered by your funeral plan (although your travel insurance policy may include repatriation cover).
Can I pay for a funeral plan in instalments?
You can pay over a number of months, interest free over 12 months or up to 10 years direct debit – a charge is made for instalment payments between 12 and 120 months (enquire for APR) however all of these additional charges are applied to the value of your plan.
Should the death occur before the plan has been paid in full, your estate or relatives would need to pay the balance.
What happens to the plan if I move to another area?
If you move location, please contact us or Open Prepaid Funerals Ltd and they will endeavour to place your plan with a newly nominated funeral director local to your new residence.
Are your funeral plans regulated?
Our plans are managed by Open Prepaid Funerals Ltd which is a registered provider with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA). As of 2021 the company is also applying for authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) due to a change in how funeral plan providers are regulated.
About Open Prepaid Funerals Ltd
We have chosen to partner with Open Prepaid Funerals Ltd for our funeral plans because the company has a strong reputation for honesty, transparency, excellent customer service and a solidly performing funeral plan.
Open Prepaid Funerals Limited was formed in 2003 to provide a financially secure and ethical method of planning your funeral. It is a registered provider with the Funeral Planning Authority (FPA). As of 2021 the company is also applying for authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) due to a change in how funeral plan providers are regulated.
Their plans are flexible – you can change your appointed funeral director at any time. There is a low plan administration fee. Plan funds (excluding the administration fee) are deposited in the Open Prepaid Funerals Trust Fund, which is separate and independent from Open Prepaid Funerals Ltd.