Manor House Funerals

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About Golden Charter

Golden Charter is the UK's largest independent funeral plan provider, and after more than 20 years of operation, over 400,000 people have taken out a Golden Charter pre-paid funeral plan.

Golden Charter is owned by an association of independent funeral directors. We work solely on behalf of nearly 3,000 independent funeral directors throughout the UK - more than any other funeral plan provider. 

Through our pre-paid funeral plans our goal is to secure the long-term future of independent funeral directors' throughout the UK, by increasing their market share and enabling them to compete against the large corporate providers.

When you take out a Golden Charter funeral plan, you have the reassurance that your money is protected. You select how you wish to pay for your plan and, depending on your choice, your money is paid either into the Golden Charter Trust or to one of the UK’s leading life assurance companies.

The Golden Charter Trust is a separate entity, run by an independent Board of Trustees, whose purpose includes holding and investing the funds and paying the agreed funeral director invoices at the time of the funeral. The current value of the Golden Charter Trust is £450million (2014).

Your money grows and, when the time comes, your selected funeral director receives the payment, including any growth, and uses this money to provide the agreed services to your family. No matter how much costs have risen in the intervening period, your loved ones will not be asked for a penny more for your funeral director’s services, which are guaranteed within your plan.

To get further details of the plans available or to purchase a plan on line please click the "Golden Charter" logo link below.