(If you’re an expatriate and) when you invest in one of our pre-paid funeral plans then Avalon guarantees that the funeral director's fees will be paid in full when you pass away.
Once you have decided to pre-pay for a funeral, your money is held in a purpose-built trust that is separate to the company and managed by Independent Trustees to ensure your long-term financial security. The Trust then holds and invests your money and pays the Funeral Director at the time of need.
Your Avalon funeral plan will cover all the costs of the funeral director's services detailed in your plan. There may be a need for an additional contribution to cover disbursements to third parties at the time of your death, to cover items such as cemetery or crematorium fees but this will only be if their prices have risen higher than the increase in the Retail Price Index. Your funeral plan will be index-linked so this may not become an issue.
We also insist that the Funeral Directors that we work with are members of the accredited bodies in their country so that we can be confident of their level of service.