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Chichester
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Littlehampton
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Prepaid funeral plans from Golden Charter

Save your loved ones from having to make tough decisions or guess at what you would’ve wanted with financial and practical help when they need it most.

About Golden Charter

With over 30 years’ experience in the funeral industry, Golden Charter are one of the UK’s leading Funeral Plan providers.

Golden Charter is rated excellent on Trustpilot with 4.7 out of 5 from 2036 reviews

More than 700,000 people have chosen to plan ahead with a Golden Charter funeral plan. They’re also the only Funeral Plan provider recommended by the Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) – of which we are proud to be a member.

Owned by an association of independent funeral directors, they work with almost 3,000 local funeral directors across the UK. Like us, many of those businesses are family-run, with roots in their communities.

From our own experience, we know that Golden Charter always goes the extra mile for our customers and their families. So you can be sure of genuinely personal service, for you and your family, when it matters most.

What you get

The cost of our services will be fully guaranteed by your funeral plan and protected against inflation.

We can’t guarantee the cost of third party services, however, you can include a contribution towards them as part of your plan. One of our funeral directors will help you work it all out. The following services will be guaranteed by your plan:

  • Support and guidance from an appointed funeral director who will make all the arrangements with you and ensure everything goes to plan.
  • Transportation of your loved one to your chosen chapel of rest along with preparations for viewing if requested.
  • Advice on the certification and registration of death and related documentation.
  • Provision of all the funeral vehicles that have been chosen.
  • The coffin or casket that has been chosen.
  • Advice on and access to bereavement counselling.

Useful information

The type of service you wish to have will determine which of the following costs need to be considered. We are able to supply some of them for you, such as memorial masonry. Where we can’t, we can, of course, advise you on them and help you to make the arrangements.

  • Crematorium fees
  • Cemetery fees
  • Purchase of a grave plot
  • Minister or Officiant’s fee
  • Hire of a church or other venue
  • Organist or soloist fee
  • Memorial costs such as a headstone or the planting of a tree
  • Catering, floral tributes and newspaper announcements

As a Golden Charter customer, you’ll receive personalised plan documents, which include a summary of your plan, all of our details, your plan holder certificate and a personal membership card for you to carry in your purse or wallet.

We will also hold full details of your funeral plan. When the time comes, one phone call is all it takes to activate your plan and get the arrangements underway.

Payments for pre-paid funeral plans are all made directly to Golden Charter to ensure your funds are fully protected and properly invested. They offer a number of different payment options. How you choose to pay is up to you and may depend on your circumstances.

Single payment

A one-off single payment for immediate cover.

12 monthly payment

Spread the cost with 12 monthly payments by Direct Debit at no extra charge.

Low-cost instalment

Spread the cost over a longer period of between two and 30 years. Also payable by Direct Debit.

Fixed monthly payment

Pay a fixed monthly amount based on your choice of funeral plan and age at the time of application. Payable by Direct Debit for life or until the age of 90.

As well as covering the delivery of your funeral, there is a one-off administration fee of £249 which Golden Charter receives to cover the cost of setting up, managing and administering your funeral plan.

We are not financial advisors so cannot advise you on what you can afford or what the most suitable payment option might be for your circumstances. If you feel you need further advice, you should speak with a registered financial advisor before committing to a plan.

Request an information pack

If you are interested in a prepaid funeral plan from Golden Charter and would like to find out more, you can request a free, no-obligation information pack.

Talk to us about funeral plans

If you would like to discuss preplanned or prepaid funeral plans, you can pop in any time or contact us to arrange an appointment. If you would like to discuss a plan in person, but it would be difficult for you to visit us, we can also visit you at home.

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