Golden Charter offers a comprehensive range of legal services that give our customers the same level of confidence and value that they receive when taking out a Golden Charter funeral plan.
Working with leading legal firms, both local and national, our services let you manage and organise your affairs with confidence. You can save money too by planning ahead, and you’ll benefit from the reassurance of knowing that everything is taken care of, no matter what the future may hold.
We have a national network of Estate Planning Consultants who can visit you and your family at your home. Our expert consultants will take the time to explain the appropriate services to you, making sure that you are aware of all the benefits of the services.
History of Golden Charter
After more than 20 years of operation, Golden Charter is the leading provider of funeral plans to independent funeral directors in the UK.
We believe that you should have the freedom to choose what you want in your funeral plan, including what is perhaps the most important choice – which funeral director will look after you and ensure your wishes are carried out.
Golden Charter Ltd is owned by an association of independent funeral directors. We work solely on behalf of more than 2,800 independent funeral directors across the country. Our aim is to secure the long term future of independent funeral directors' businesses through 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 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.
Having seen plan sales grow by 20% in the last financial year and being over 25% up this year so far, Golden Charter is a success story.