Golden Charter - Smart Planning for Later Life
Golden Charter - Smart Planning for Later Life
Golden Charter is owned by the people who understand your needs best - independent funeral directors. What’s more, we have a wider network of funeral director branches than Co-op.*

*Based on the number of independent funeral director branches accepting Golden Charter plans and promoting Golden Charter exclusively as of 31 March 2017 (2147), compared to total number of Co-op Funeralcare funeral homes (1026). Sources: Golden Charter Annual Report 2016/2017 (page 9); Co-op Annual Report 2016 (page 5). The Golden Charter Annual Report 2016/2017 can be found here. 

Over 25 years experience

Owned by an association of independent funeral directors, our company was founded in 1990 with the aim of safeguarding the future of local, often family-run businesses.  

We've been in business for over 25 years – and many of the funeral directors we work with are also long-standing with a trusted place in their communities. It’s important to us that your family will receive a genuinely personal service when it matters most.


We have around 300 experienced members of staff working throughout the country, with our head office based in Glasgow. And, as one of the UK's leading funeral plan providers, we work with over 3,000 independent funeral directors all over the UK – in large cities such as London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as in smaller towns such as Blackpool, Ayr, Cookstown and Bangor.


Over half a million people have already trusted Golden Charter to take care of their funeral arrangements. Now you can get that peace of mind, too.


For more information about our funeral plans, please request an information pack or contact a member of our dedicated team on 0800 111 4514 – whatever your question, we’ll be happy to help.

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