Putting money away in advance is the best way to lessen the financial burden on the family when it comes time for the funeral. Much like Kiwisaver, a funeral pre-payment plan saves small amounts into a fund on a regular basis. That means you’ll barely even notice, even though it makes a big difference in the long term. Get in touch with our team today to discuss pre-payment options.
We’ve all heard the adage, and have more than likely even said, “it all adds up”. Unfortunately, yes it can, but if you need to keep the funeral costs down, we are here to help.
Settling the funeral account
Grinter’s Funeral Home will require a deposit when taking instructions from you. Most accounts will be charged interest on outstanding accounts or a service fee will be added if the account is unpaid by the due date.
In line with normal commercial practice, Grinter’s Funeral Home requires you to pay by the due date. When the settlement of an estate is delayed, families should pay the account by the due date and recover the expenses from the estate.
Most funeral firms send their account directly to the family, with a copy to the solicitor if required. Usually however, the person making the arrangements with the funeral director remains responsible for paying the invoice.
When a funeral is being arranged, we incur a significant outlay on your behalf. This covers expenses to all external service providers arranged by Grinter’s Funeral Home for the funeral service. Because of this, prompt payment of the account by the due date is very much appreciated.