Pre-paid funeral trusts are more affordable

Pre-paid funeral trusts are more affordable

On 1 January 2013 the minimum initial contribution for pre-paid funeral trusts was reduced from $3,000 to $500.

This change makes it more affordable than ever to start a pre-paid funeral trust and will appeal to people who...

  • would like to start a pre-paid funeral plan but found our $3,000 minimum difficult to afford,
  • may be considering funeral insurance but would prefer the flexibility to stop or start contributions as circumstances change, and
  • value the independence of Public Trust and the peace of mind provided by the Government Guarantee

A pre-paid funeral trust enables you to plan for the funeral you want and ensure your loved ones won't be burdened by your funeral expenses. That way, your family can focus on celebrating your life rather than worrying about how to pay for it.

To find out more about Public Trust's pre-paid funeral trust please call us on 0800 371 471, or visit our page on prepaid funeral trusts.

Notes to editors:
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