Funeral Planning

Gain peace of mind by taking out a funeral plan and know you'll leave your loved ones with happy memories, not money worries.

Planning ahead makes good sense

We know that thinking about the future can be difficult. After all, none of us like to dwell on the inevitable. We do, however, want to look out for our loved ones and by planning ahead and making sure your funeral arrangements are taken care of in advance, you can do just that.

Did you know that funeral costs are rising year on year? The average cost of a basic funeral last year was £3,693, more than 90% higher than in 2004. In fact, if they keep rising at this rate the price tag will be £4,620 by 2020*.

Taking out a funeral plan is one of the best ways to ensure your loved ones have one less thing to worry about after you're gone. By planning and paying towards your funeral in advance, you can rest assured that your chosen arrangements have been put in place and will be carried out just the way you want, ensuring your loved ones are not left with a financial burden.

Whether you pay for your funeral plan in full, or secure the cost with a fixed monthly price, when the time comes there won’t be anything extra to pay for the services included in your plan for those you’ve left behind – no matter how much prices may have increased. So you know you’ll be leaving them with happy memories, not money worries.

A personalised plan, kept safe until you need it

You can plan everything just the way you want it - the type of service, music, words, flowers or donations which can be recorded as part of your funeral requests. This means your family will have the added comfort of knowing everything is exactly how you want, which could mean a lot at a difficult time.

Newcastle Building Society has teamed up with Co-op Funeralcare to offer a funeral planning service. You can choose a plan to suit your individual needs, which can be redeemed at over 1,200 Co-operative owned funeral homes. From cars and a range of caskets, to the little things that will make your service unique, they will help in any way they can.

Arranging everything now will ensure that your wishes are met and you’ll have peace of mind that everything is organised, so your loved ones won’t need to worry.

*Source: Sun Life Direct Average Cost of Dying Report 2015


The Funeral Plan contract is made between you and Funeral Services Limited (registered number IP30808R), an industrial and provident society incorporated in England and Wales, whose registered office is at 1 Angel Square, Manchester, M60 0AG. VAT registered 403 3146 04. Co-op Funeralcare is a trading name of Funeral Services Limited. Part of the Co-op Group Limited.