Our Open Prepaid Direct Cremation review verdict
The Open direct cremation plan is towards the top end of plans reviewed in terms of price. The allowance included in the plan for cremation fees and relevant third party costs is fairly generous at £840 however it is just an allowance and not a guarantee. Obviously the funeral director will choose a crematorium that will offer competitive cremation charges, however this may not be as economical as those more dedicated direct cremation companies who have an ongoing relationship and therefore stronger buying power with particular crematoriums.
Open Prepaid work with independent funeral directors throughout the UK but it is unknown as to how widespread these are and therefore just how local the service would be.
In addition it would be interesting to understand Open Prepaid’s relationship with the Funeral Planning Authority as to why, after so long they are still not a registered member.