National Friendly launch new member benefit in collaboration with Co-op Funeralcare
National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual insurer, has teamed up with fellow mutual, Co-op Funeralcare, to offer National Friendly members exclusive discounted access to the Co-op’s range of pre-paid funeral plans.
National Friendly members will receive a £150 discount on any set plan, including the Simple, Bronze, Silver and Gold packages.
Co-op Funeralcare has over 80 years’ experience in the industry, and offers a range of affordable payment options that allow members to select a plan that can be paid in a lump sum, or spread the costs over 2-25 years.
Jonathan Appleby, Head of Corporate Partnerships, Co-op Life Planning and Legal Services said, ‘‘we are delighted to be working with National Friendly, offering their members a discount on our market-leading funeral plans.
“Making provisions for the future gives people peace of mind and we hope that this partnership encourages more people to take the next step with planning for the future.’’
This news comes as National Friendly celebrates 150 years in business this year, which has been marked with the introduction of new member benefits. This includes a second offer from the Co-op, providing National Friendly members access to advice on estate administration and wills and lasting power of attorney.
CEO at National Friendly, Jonathan Long, said, “Being owned by our members means that we can reinvest profits in products, services and benefits for our members instead of paying dividends to shareholders. We’re thrilled to be working with Co-op funeralcare, a mutual that has a similar ethos and values as the Society. Through this partnership we can deliver an enhanced offering to our members.”