Funeral costs can add up quickly and it can also be challenging to make financial decisions when coping with grief. Understanding funeral costs can help you plan a memorable funeral without financial strain.
Who pays for the funeral?
It’s important to understand who will pay for the funeral. Check whether your loved one had a pre-paid funeral plan or whether they had put aside any specific funds for their funeral. If not, check with the executor of the estate or the bank/ building society if they are able to release funds to pay for the funeral - this is known as a ‘grant of representation’.