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Includes all cremation fee and costs with no hidden charges. There is no funeral service and you cannot choose the location, date or time or attend the cremation.
Direct Cremation is an alternative to a traditional funeral ... More is always the cheapest option. Your funeral director will collect the deceased into their care within a 50-mile radius, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no extra cost. They will prepare the body using a simple coffin. They will transport the body to their appointed crematorium on a date of their choosing and the ashes will be returned to you within a month for scattering at a time and place of your choosing.
Direct Cremation is a suitable choice when:
Money is short or cost is a defining factor.
The deceased would “not have wanted a fuss” or the bereaved wish to avoid the stress of arranging and attending a funeral.
The deceased or the bereaved attach little importance to a ceremony and a ‘Memorial Event’ or ‘Celebration of Life’ at a different time is the preferred option.
The least expensive funeral option available with no additional costs is an increasingly preferred choice in a world where people have often lost contact with their roots and/or where friends or celebration have become more important than family or funeral ceremony.
The least expensive option if you want a funeral ceremony with people in attendance. Get all the basics for a single set price from your Funeral Director. (There will be additional fees for cremation or burial but the method and location are your choice).
Your funeral director will collect the deceased into their care within a 50-mile radius, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at no extra cost. They will prepare the body dressing them in a white gown or the deceased’s own clothes and supply a simple coffin. You can visit the deceased within office hours in their chapel of rest. The body will be transferred to the funeral location in a ceremonial vehicle or hearse with your funeral director in attendance at the ceremony.
A Simple Funeral is a suitable choice when:
You want to arrange a “proper funeral” with mourners, but money is short or cost is a defining factor.
You want all the essentials and a ceremony supported with outstanding levels of care and service but you don’t want to incur unnecessary additional costs.
You are prepared to forego some “extras” like a cortege, to do the flowers and the order of service yourself; or buy add-ons on a pay-as-you-go basis.
The least expensive traditional funeral option with all the basics required for a cremation or burial with mourners in attendance. You will still need to pay additional fees for Cremation or Burial but you can make the choice based on preference or cost. Any additions you require over and above the basic service offered can be added to your order at known cost with no hidden charges.
Full Service Funeral£1
If cost is less of a concern and you require a fully tailored funeral this option provides you with the opportunity to create a fully bespoke funeral to perfectly fit your wishes. Fees are for an enhanced basic service but all available additional options are clearly priced with no hidden cost, so you know beforehand what you will pay. (There will be additional fees for cremation or burial but the method and location are your choice).
All the services of a simple funeral but with following additional benefits: Your funeral director will prepare the body and dress them according to your wishes. Embalming (sometimes referred to as “Hygienic Treatment”... More is an option. They will offer a choice of coffins from which you can choose, or you can upgrade to your own choice of coffin or casket at supplementary cost. Visiting the deceased in the Chapel of Rest is available out of hours. On the day of the funeral a cortege can be arranged with the deceased taken to the funeral location by hearse - you can also choose a specialist hearse for an additional cost. Pallbearers are available. You can hold the ceremony and committal at different venues - for example a church, and then the committal at a crematorium or cemetery - if you wish. Your funeral director will be on hand throughout the day to assist with arrangements and make sure everything goes as planned.
A Full Service Funeral is a suitable choice when:
Quality and available choices are more important than cost.
You want a memorable high-quality send-off which is fully tailored to your requirements and needs.
You value service and are willing to pay for it, ensuring that the Funeral Director’s staff are available at all times to support you and ensure everything goes to plan.
The “full service” option provides the highest quality standard of service to deliver a “full send-off” traditional funeral with no additional fees. But with the option to select from a range of additional enhanced services it is possible to create a fully bespoke funeral which will set the standard, and ensure the deceased’s passing is remembered for years. Expect the closest attention to detail, and exceptional service from your Funeral Director who will prove invaluable in assisting you in planning and organising your memorable event.
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It's never a good time for a funeral but Memorialise aims to ease the financial pressure when a death occurs at a particularly difficult time.
Funerals are expensive and if you have suffered a bereavement the last thing you need are additional financial worries. If you face funeral costs Memorialise and our specialise funeral finance provider Funeral Safe may be able to help.
Funeral Safe make funerals affordable by providing loans of up to £7,500 to cover all or part of the costs of a funeral with a term you set for between 12 and 60 months. Interest rates vary according to status but are almost certainly below the cost of credit card borrowing. Being funeral professionals ourselves we know a fast decision is important and we will do our utmost to speed things along.
If you think you might need a little help with funeral expenses check out the cost using our online calculator or view the Funeral Safe option we offer at checkout when we prepare your Funeral Price Comparison quote. It only takes a few extra seconds to apply.
Funeral Safe loans can cover all types of funeral expenses, in whole or in part, including:
- Funeral Costs (including Crematorium, Cemetery and Funeral Director Costs);
- Burial and Ashes Burial Plot Purchase (before and after death); and
- Memorial and Headstone Purchase
Payments can be made to any funeral venue or funeral director listed on the Memorialise site.
Representative Example: Loan amount of £2500.00 with a monthly repayment of £237.49 over a term of 12 months at a rate of interest per annum of 14% Fixed. This is equivalent to 24.9% APR representative. Total amount repayable is £2849.88. The representative example and guidance repayment table above are reflective of the sum of the total funeral cost. Your personal circumstances affect the rate we can offer you which may differ from the representative APR and the guidance figures above. We will do a credit assessment of your circumstances when you apply. Credit available subject to status. Memorialise (Live Stream Services Ltd.) is an Authorised Representative of Funeral Safe Limited of Alton Business Centre, Valley Lane, Wherstead, Suffolk, IP9 2AX. Funeral Safe Ltd is the lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Explanations: Funeral Safe Limited provides finance from £499 - £7,500 from 15.9% to 24.9% APR over terms of 12 – 60 months.
About Your Funeral Safe Loan
- We understand the financial strain a bereavement can cause and aim to ease that strain so you can concentrate on the important things, and remember a loved one in the way you wish
- We only lend to people who can afford to repay their loan without putting themselves in any financial difficulty. If our affordability checks suggest that a borrower may struggle to afford their loan, we will not lend to them
- Transparency is at the forefront of all we do. You make the decisions that are right for you and you have your own login area to manage your loan on an ongoing basis. We offer you as much or as little assistance as you require allowing you to make informed decisions based on facts
- We are committed to making sure our customers have the most transparent, responsible and comfortable repayment journey