TV Presenter Gloria Hunniford joins a cast of colleagues who have planned their own funeral

Rest Assured reflects on TV star Gloria Hunniford’s decision to put her own funeral plans in place and highlights the growing trend among female celebrities to arrange their own farewell.

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How safe is my money in a funeral plan?

Many of our clients ask, ‘how safe is my money in a funeral plan?’, so here Rest Assured explains the safeguards in place to ensure our customers’ money is secure and why a legal trust is the best way to protect their investment

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Why do I need a Last Will and Testament?

Many people put off writing a will, so in this blog post Rest Assured explains why having an up-to-date will relays your wishes about the distribution of your property, wealth and other assets, and the care of any children and pets, when you’re gone.

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How to plan a wake?

Rest Assured Funeral Plans looks at where to hold a wake, what to include in a wake and how to make a wake memorable.

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When will Covid restrictions on funerals end?

Rest Assured Funeral Plans responds to pleas asking ‘When will Covid restrictions on funerals end?’ and explains that mourners must wait to the end of PM Johnson’s roadmap before funerals can return to normal.

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Why are direct funeral plans and direct cremations becoming so popular?

One in five cremations in the UK are now carried out without a funeral service or any family in attendance, it has been revealed. And the UK’s preference for ‘no frills’ direct cremations is growing at such a rate that they could exceed traditional funerals in popularity by 2030.

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What makes a good funeral director?

The process of arranging a funeral can be filled with intricacies and sensitivities. For family and friends of the departed, everything must be right. That final opportunity to bid farewell to someone dear must pass off without a hitch, and the selection of a good funeral director lies at the heart of a successful send off.

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Is over 50s life insurance better than a funeral plan?

Funeral costs have almost doubled in a decade and they continue to rise quickly. Only by planning ahead and investing a small amount of money now can those thousands of pounds be kept in the family purse. There are two popular options which help cut the costs of funerals – a funeral plan and over 50s life insurance.

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Why a Funeral Plan is a Good Investment

The cost of living in the UK continues to rise across many areas of life. From travel to house prices to energy rates, the price of almost everything increases at pace. But while some of these costs represent big hikes in living expenses, an unseen cost which continues to grow faster than the rest is the cost of a funeral.

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Why celebrities lead the way when it comes to funeral plans

Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding recently revealed she has begun to plan her funeral. The pop star turned to thoughts of her final farewell after breaking the distressing news of her cancer diagnosis to fans in the summer of 2020.

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