With its head office based in Glasgow, and over 300 members of staff working throughout the country, Golden Charter is owned by independent funeral directors and since 1990 has helped over half and million people take care of funeral arrangements.
The Value Plan
The Value Plan is a simple funeral plan that includes provision of professional services and arrangements for the funeral, the funeral service, a basic wood-effect coffin, the care, collection and transportation of the deceased to the funeral director’s premises, use of the Chapel of Rest and a hearse to local crematorium or cemetery. The plan also includes an allowance of £800 towards third party costs (such as the fees for cremation or burial and for the clergy or officiant fees).
Total cost £2,895 (monthly £13.59)
The Standard Plan
In addition to the above, The Standard Plan offers additional benefits including the flexibility for your family to choose time and date of the funeral, a funeral procession from the home to the funeral location and a £1,100 allowance towards third party costs at the time of the funeral.
Total cost £3,495 (monthly £16.45)
The Select Plan
In addition to the above, The Select Plan includes a limousine, a high-quality coffin and a £1,100 allowance towards third party costs at the time of the funeral.
Total cost £3,850 (monthly £18.15)
The Premiere Plan
This is Golden Charter’s most comprehensive funeral plan, and in addition to the above, the plan includes the funeral director’s services, two limousines, a superior coffin and a list provided to the family of mourners who sent flowers.
Total cost £4,099 (monthly £19.34)
Golden Charter Reviews and Ratings
Online reviews for Golden Charter are very favourable, with users satisfied that the process is quick and easy with first class customer service. Reviewers have praised the staff for being helpful and honest and for giving clear, concise information. Some negative feedback details a slow administrative process and complaints that there are hidden fees which make the funeral cost more expensive than advertised.
Trustpilot – 4.7/5 (based on 1,164 reviews)
- Recommended by the Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF)
- Over 3000 funeral directors across the UK accept Golden Charter funeral plans
- Choice of plans to suite different budgets and circumstances
- Payments are protected
- Golden Charter rewards programme to spend on other brands
- Hidden fees are not always transparent
- Third party costs to pay in addition to advertised costs
Website: Golden Charter