We hope you have had a great month! Here’s a roundup of the NFFD’s favourite news stories, services and exclusive offers from our selected partners.

We would like to start this newsletter with a quick welcome to all the new NFFD members. It’s uplifting to see so many unique businesses that all provide goods and/or services to the funeral industry. From personalised memorial products, to Funeral Directors and everything in between, we are honoured to have you on board!

The National Federation of Funeral Directors have been working tirelessly on a new service which will save many of your clients a large sum of money while earning you great commissions, just like selling a funeral plan. Our Pre-Paid Probate Service, which is already trusted to deal with over £9,600,000 in estates, can be summarised like this:

The Pre-Paid Probate Plan is a ‘Funeral Plan’ style solution to the problem of extortionate Probate fees charged by Professional Will Executors. Fixing this cost at a far reduced rate today, will ensure that their entire estate goes in the right direction. We have contracted a consortium of Probate specialists and Solicitors to deal with the problem in the future.

We have more information about the service and a full breakdown of costs available here:
https://nffd.org.uk/prepaid-probate-plans/

With no signup fee and commissions starting from £500, if you are used to selling funeral plans, this service is perfect for you!

https://nffd.org.uk/prepaid-probate-plans/

Get in touch for more information about becoming an agent and selling Pre-Paid Probate Plans to your clients.

CMA action makes funeral prices clearer

Funeral directors and crematorium operators have a legal duty from today to present clear and comparable pricing to customers, as a result of CMA action.

FCA sets out final rules for regulated funeral plan advice

The Financial Conduct Authority has set out its final rules on how it will regulate advice on funeral plans, including a ban on commission payments and changes to appointed representative permissions.

Half of us would change loved-ones funeral plans after they have died

A new survey looking at attitudes towards funerals has revealed 54% of people would alter musical choices, the cost and even the location of a send-off if they deemed them ‘unsuitable’.

From faders to funerals – Former York radio presenter starts a very different job

Anna took voluntary redundancy and has now retrained as a family and funeral celebrant with the UKSOC (UK Society of Celebrants).

Solent celebrant discovers her true career calling after arranging father’s funeral

Celebrant Fiona Heath, 60, from Waterlooville found she had a passion and skill for the job – after she took the lead in arranging her father’s funeral in April 2020.

Aberdeen florist tackles funeral industry with personal blooms

From London stylist to Aberdeen florist, Lauren Mackay is never afraid to have a go at something. Her can do attitude means her beautiful flower business is now blooming, despite the fact that she had to close for around nine months due to Covid – having only been in business a year.

Dell Flash Sale

The National Federation of Funeral Directors has partnered with Dell to offer exclusive discounts and services to our valued members. From October 11th to October 18th, NFFD members can get discounts up to 45% by using their NFFD Member discount code. Which can be found within your members area!

Goldcross Cargo

Repatriation of human remains or Cremated Remains has always been difficult, well, not anymore. Goldcross Cargo make it easy for you to find the cheapest direct or indirect flights (subject to availability) to your required destination.

Goldcross Cargo now offer repatriation of Human Remains and Cremated Remains, to countries all around the world at very low and affordable prices.

To help NFFD members, Goldcross Cargo are offering an additional 10% off of your first repatriation service with them.

If you would like some more information on the great services provided by Goldcross Cargo, please click the button below!