Category: Resources & Guides

Feb 05
The Problem with a Power of Attorney!

A crucial piece of advice is missing from professional guidance surrounding the Finance and Property Power of Attorney (POA) use. While POAs are meant to offer peace of mind and assistance, a significant roadblock can arise during emergencies. Financial institutions, particularly banks can take up to 10 days to recognise appointed Attorneys, even with a […]

Jan 05
Death, Grief and Practicalities

For many in their late forties and early fifties, the loss of a parent becomes a stark reality. Data tells us roughly half will lose their father, and a third their mother, during this stage of life.This loss can be particularly profound, often coinciding with the peak of a demanding career and vast business experience. […]

Oct 25
The Practical Aspects of Bereavement: Don’t miss out on the potential value an unused car might hold.

When your partner leaves behind an unused car, it can feel like a heavy burden during a period of grief. But what you might not know is that you could be eligible for a car tax rebate, and many are unaware of just how much their vehicle is worth. Recent research has shed light on […]

Sep 29
Planning for your “after-death” financial future is an act of love and responsibility towards your family.

Article by VKPFA Death is an inevitable part of life, and while it’s not a topic we like to dwell on, planning for the financial well-being of our loved ones after we’re gone is an essential responsibility. Forward-thinking and proactive financial planning can ease the burden on your family during a difficult time and ensure […]

Sep 25
Funeral Directions Welcomes “Singers for Funerals”

🎶Funeral Directions Welcomes “Singers for Funerals” to our End of Life Planning Platform!🎶 At Funeral Directions, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive support during challenging times, and we are delighted to introduce “Singers for Funerals,” a remarkable duo with a vast repertoire and unparalleled experience. With nearly 500 funerals under their belt, “Singers for Funerals” […]

  • After Loss
Aug 30
The Role of a Funeral Celebrant: Guiding Light in Times of Loss

Losing a loved one is intensely challenging, touching us all. In these tough times, a compassionate guide offers solace. This is where Funeral Celebrants flourish – arranging ceremonies to honour the departed and provide comfort, regardless of beliefs. They weave personal narratives, crafting comforting ceremonies that celebrate unique lives. Gathering memories and anecdotes, they create […]

  • After Loss
Aug 17
Exploring Prepaid Funeral Plans

Regulated pre-paid funeral plan companies in the United Kingdom, number more than 20, with a multitude of options available for individuals seeking to plan ahead for their end-of-life arrangements.Notable names include: In the following review, we focus on standard plans from various providers, intending to provide brief insights without favouring any particular company.The aim is […]

Aug 14
Remembering Loved Ones in the Digital Age: QR Codes for Meaningful Memorials

In the digital era, our methods of commemorating loved ones have taken a modern twist. QR codes – Quick Response codes, are the square-shaped patterns that can be scanned using a smartphone or tablet’s camera– they’re transforming how we remember those who’ve touched our lives. With a simple scan from your smartphone, these codes bring […]

Jul 21
Understanding Coroner’s Reports: Unveiling the Facts Behind a Reported Death

You may have heard about deaths being reported to the coroner. In 2022, of the 577,000 deaths registered in England and Wales, over 208,000 were reported to the coroner. So, with a 36% report rate, let’s see why and when a death is reported to the coroner, and what happens during the process. A death […]