Glasgow Funeral Plans specialises in Funeral Planning, Wills, Power of Attorney, Debt Management and a variety of other areas that relate to “Life Planning”. We provide an intimate, consultative led approach where our Experienced Advisors guide you and your family through the difficult decisions that face us all as life moves on. Invariably these are stressful times for the entire family. The Mission Statement behind our approach towards our clients is to provide you with sound, stable and reliable advice that is appropriate to your circumstances. Each one of our client’s cases are unique and we approach each case on its merit and endeavour to provide assistance and solutions that are relevant and helpful to all of our clients.
If you require advice or assistance with more complex matters, we can work in partnership with both teams of qualified solicitors and accountants, who likewise will be able to guide you towards solutions that best fit your personal needs.
The concept behind GFP and Legacy Platforms is to provide a comprehensive package of advice and assistance regarding what we like to call “Life Planning”. Some of the services we provide are viewed as “Later in Life” planning, but the reality is that all of these matters are best handled as early as possible, so that you and your loved ones are fully protected.
Although the current statistics are somewhat alarming, the reality is that funeral costs are rising by 5.4% per annum, those suffering from dementia are predicted to rise by 50% in the next 20 years and approximately 75% of Scots are expected to require the use of a Power of Attorney (either directly or indirectly) within their lifetimes. With this information at hand, part of our remit is to educate our clients on the potential difficulties and pitfalls they could face if they do not have the appropriate “insurance policies” in place.
If you were to find yourself incapacitated for any reason, for example an accident, stroke, heart attack or mental illness, a P.O.A. allows your appointed “attorney” (invariably, though not exclusively, a family member) to handle all your medical and financial affairs per your exact instructions. Without a P.O.A. many vital decisions are taken out of you and your relatives’ hands, leading to a great deal of stress and expense at the worst possible time. As with any insurance policy, one hopes that you never have to use it but if the situation does arise, you and your family will be relieved for having had the foresight to prepare for all eventualities well in advance.
Simply call one of our staff members, who will happily help you with any queries and can arrange for one of our advisors to assist you with whatever help you may require.
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Family Protection Trusts
One should always seek advice on protecting your family and getting the right type of insurance, be it life insurance, home contents or car insurance. A trust is when either property or assets are held by others through an arrangement that benefits you and your family members. Glasgow Funeral Plans can help you can encase your assets in a Family Protection Trust, established in your name and for your benefit, where the beneficiaries are clearly indicated by you.
There are many benefits to you for creating a family protection trust. It’s another great way to save on costs for you and your family. Avoid the cost and delay of probate after your passing, avoid unwanted claims on your estate when you pass and protection against inheritance tax.
Find out more about how Glasgow Funeral Plans can help you set up a family protection trust today.
What our clients think?
Having had problems with a company that my husband had dealt with on the phone, we spoke with Oliver at Glasgow Funeral Plans , who then sent a financial advisor, John, to meet with us at our home. John is very personable and easy to talk to and covered all the points which were so important to us, including Wills, funeral planning and Power of Attorney. We are now happy that we have everything in place and it has given us and our children peace of mind.
Glasgow Funeral Plans dealt with our funeral arrangements very professionally. It was such a relief to have a very kind and personal funeral organiser at what was a very difficult time for our family. They went through all of our options for the budget that we had, and took so much time to fully understand our requirements. Thank you very much.
I have used their Power of Attorney services to give me relief for future financial decisions. Every single option was presented to me very simply and nothing was over complicated. Relief to know now that someone trustworthy can make decisions for me in the future should the worst come to worst. Thanks to GFP.
Helpful in every aspect with a professional approach. Extremely happy with the service provided. 5/5*