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Why choose us

  • We're the UK's largest funeral plan provider
  • Over 400,000 people in the UK have purchased a Golden Charter funeral plan
  • Over 3,300 UK funeral directors accept out plans
  • We are fully owned by an association of funeral directors
  • The only plans recommended by the National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors(SAIF)
  • Guaranteed Acceptance - no medical or health questions
  • Guaranteed - no more to pay for your funeral director's services

An easy way to do something amazing for your family

A funeral plan is an easy way to plan ahead. You choose the funeral you want and fix the cost of your funeral director’s services at today’s prices.

A plan can save your family worry and expense, and help make things easier for your loved ones at a difficult time. When the time comes, just one phone call to your funeral director is all that’s needed to activate your plan. Everything will then be taken care of, and carried out according to your wishes, relieving your family of the stress and financial worry they may otherwise have to face.

Avoid rising funeral costs

Funeral costs are going up every year. The average cost of a funeral in 2004 was £1,920, by 2014 it was £3,609*. That’s an increase of 88% - well above inflation. At this rate, the average cost of a funeral in 2024 could be more than £6,800. Nobody wants their family to face money worries in the future. With a plan from Golden Charter, your funeral director’s costs are guaranteed to be taken care of, with nothing more to pay for their services.

Beat the Price Rise

Save up to £399 by purchasing your plan with us before the price rise on 1st April 2015.

 

Compare and buy online

Everyone has different needs and we provide a range of plans designed to meet these. Please use the table below to compare the services you receive within each type of plan.

Plan comparison table
  • Base Our lowest priced option if you’re looking for great value for money
  • Standard An affordable plan that includes an allowance towards third party costs
  • Select A plan that goes a little bit further and includes a limousine and high quality coffin
  • Premier Our most comprehensive option, often chosen for burials
Single Payment Price
Available with the following plans:
Base £2,295
Standard £3,285
Select £3,665
Premier £3,999
Pay Monthly From (prices are all representative)
Available with the following plans:
Base £13.84 p/m
Standard £19.62 p/m
Select £21.84 p/m
Premier £23.79 p/m
Services and Features (see above)
Available with the following plans:
Base Yes
Standard Yes
Select Yes
Premier Yes
The coffin
Available with the following plans:
Base Simple
Standard Simple
Select High Quality
Premier Superior
£1,100 allowance towards essential third party costs
These are the costs for cremation or burial, doctors' and officiant fees which are beyond the control of the funeral director.
Available with the following plans:
Base No
Standard Yes
Select Yes
Premier Yes
Limousines (in addition to hearse)
Available with the following plans:
Base No
Standard No
Select One
Premier Two
Transportation of deceased within a 15 mile radius
Available with the following plans:
Base During office hours
Standard During office hours
Select Yes
Premier Yes
Family viewing during office hours
Available with the following plans:
Base No
Standard No
Select Yes
Premier Yes
Assistance with bereavement counselling
Available with the following plans:
Base Bereavement advice book
Standard Bereavement advice book
Select Yes
Premier Yes
The pay monthly prices are representative based on a 50 year old, paying by Low Cost Instalments with a £95 deposit for a period of 20 years.

Compare Payment Options

We offer a range of ways to pay for your funeral plan. See below for a quick comparison on the options available

Pay in full or spread the cost with no additional charge

Pay in full with one single payment for immediate cover
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title Price: £2,295
CMS row title Price: £3,285
CMS row title Price: £3,665
CMS row title Price: £3,999
£95 deposit then 12 monthly payments. Covered at end of term.
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title £ 185.34 per month
CMS row title £ 265.84 per month
CMS row title £ 297.50 per month
CMS row title £ 325.34 per month

Low Cost Instalment

Spread the cost over a period of between 2 and 20 years, depending on your current age. Additional charges apply. You must be 78 or younger to select this option and no older than 80 at the end of your chosen payment term. You are fully covered at the end of your payment term. Below are the 4 most popular payment terms chosen by our plan holders

20 years (available if you aged 60 or under)
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title from £13.84
CMS row title from £19.62
CMS row title from £21.84
CMS row title from £23.79
10 years (available if you are aged 70 or under)
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title from £22.70
CMS row title from £32.46
CMS row title from £36.21
CMS row title from £39.51
5 years (available if you are aged 65 or under)
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title from £40.89
CMS row title from £58.84
CMS row title from £65.73
CMS row title from £71.79
3 years (available if you are aged 77 or under)
Available with the following plans:
CMS row title from £65.28
CMS row title from £94.21
CMS row title from £105.31
CMS row title from £115.07
We also offer the option to pay by Fixed Monthly payments where no deposit is required and you pay a fixed monthly amount until death or aged 90. Click here to view the full range of options for payment by Low Cost Instalments or Fixed Monthly Payments.

About Us

As specialists in complete later life planning, we are the UK’s leading provider of pre-paid funeral plans. We also offer a comprehensive range of legal services including Wills, probate, asset protection and power of attorney.