An update on our pre-paid plans and FCA regulations

As of 29 July 2022, any firms that provide pre-paid funeral plans will need to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 

At this stage we aren’t intending to seek FCA regulation ourselves and will instead be working with an FCA-regulated partner who will provide and administer funeral plans to our clients.  

The contents of our clients’ funeral plans and the overall cost will not change as a result of this, and any monies paid remain safeguarded. 

When the time comes to redeem the plan, funeral arrangements will be conducted by our dedicated East of England Co-op Funeral team. 

We’re currently finalising this arrangement and will be writing to clients very soon with more information. 

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0800 0744 361

Why choose an East of England Co-op funeral plan?

An East of England Co-op funeral plan is an easy way to pre-arrange and make provision for your funeral, protecting your loved ones from difficult decisions and second guessing your final wishes.

By taking out a funeral plan, you can secure our professional services in advance, so as long as we carry out the funeral and your requirements don’t change, your family won’t have to pay a penny more when the time comes.

Our funeral plans are provided by national funeral plan provider, Ecclesiastical Planning Services, so you can rest assured that your plan, wishes and monies are protected.

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All the information you need to get started with your plan

Why plan ahead for your funeral?

Reduce the financial burden for your family

Secure our professional services today and save your family from much of the financial burden.

Research shows that the average cost of a funeral over the last 10 years has risen by over 60%* and this trend is set to continue every year.

That’s why arranging and making provision for your funeral now is wise and could save loved ones much of the financial worry in the future.

As long as we carry out your funeral and your requirements don’t change, your family won’t have to pay an extra penny for the funeral costs specified in your paperwork when the time comes. East of England Co-op Funeral Services will always honour the services included in your funeral plan, no matter how much prices have risen in the meantime.

* Based on average basic funeral costs. Source: SunLife (2020), Cost of Dying Report.

Arrange every detail of your ceremony

You can choose every aspect of your funeral and let your loved ones know your wishes. ​

Planning ahead not only means you get the service you want, but it always saves your family from any additional stress that can come with making tough decisions about the funeral, at what is already a difficult time.

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Our range of plans

Our funeral plan packages

To make planning your funeral as simple as possible, we've created a range of different plan packages to suit every wish and every budget, giving you complete control over your funeral arrangements. 

Choose from our simple, no fuss Without Ceremony plan or add customisation with our Silver, Gold and Platinum plans.

You can easily view them side by side using our helpful comparison tool.

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Bespoke Plans

We want to help you able to plan a celebration of your life that perfectly reflects who you are and our Bespoke Plans give you the opportunity to customise every aspect of your funeral.

The best way to create your Bespoke Plan is to arrange an appointment with a member of the team at your local East of England Co-op funeral branch.

Our colleagues with talk you through all the options available.

Have any questions?

We've put together some helpful information to help you choose if a pre-paid plan is right for you

Why should I buy a plan?

We have a range of different plans and payment schedules available - so whatever your requirements we have a plan to suit your needs. 

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Do you have questions about our pre-paid plans?

Take a look at our answers to key questions you may have about our plans.

FAQs

Terms and conditions

You can easily view our funeral plan terms and conditions online.

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