September 2015 NEWSLETTER
The Company continues to grow from strength to strength – driven by demand for our plans which are competitively priced, provide guaranteed benefits and through our experienced sales team – who provide no pressure advice for our prospective clients.
PLAN CARD & CERTIFICATE CHANGES
We have enhanced our portfolio of Funeral Directors by contracting with a further four. Consequently a number of clients now have had new cards and certificates issued and this process is still on going. This has been done to provide a more localised but still contracted funeral director and so improve the services we offer. It also reflects our ongoing growth together with a desire “not to have all our eggs in one basket”.
For those of you who have already received new cards and certificates then please dispose of the old ones – the new bereavement line number you have is on the card and is dependent on where you live and should only be contacted when death occurs. All other enquires should be directed to either our
Spanish Head Office on 0034 952 595 691 or
Portuguese Head Office 0n 00351 282 419 478
We shall shortly be starting to change our clients in the Levante area of Spain. One thing which has come to light during these changes is that a number of envelopes have been returned as the client is no longer at the address registered with us. It is important for all concerned that your information is kept up to date so please do tell us of any changes to your original plan such as telephone number contacts, next of kin and especially your address.
NEW PLAN FOR PORTUGAL
In Portugal we have launched a new product The Almond Plan, this is solely for the Algarve and has no benefits outside of the Algarve. However it can be upgraded to a full Iberian Plan (Beech or Cedar) if required in the future. The price of the Almond plan is €2495 details of which are available on our web site
www.iberianfuneralplans.com (look at plans for Portugal)
For those clients who have a Beech Plan – which is our basic plan – we are finding that upon death when families become involved with the final arrangements they are requesting a Church Service. The Beech plan does not include a Church/Humanist or any type of service therefore an upgrade to Cedar Plan prior to death makes financial sense. The difference in cost at the present time is, €305 rather than €495 if arranged through the Funeral Director at time of death.
In the current economic and political climate people are voicing concern about
A) Dual Taxation
B) The EU Referendum & the possibility of the UK leaving the EU
From our perspective these issues make no difference to Iberian – as a Group we have fully legal registered Companies in Spain, Portugal and the UK – whatever should happen our existing plan and future plan holders should have no concern as THE PLAN BENEFITS ARE TRANSFERRABLE TO THE UK.
And finally just to reiterate nearly four years ago SPN Funeral Plans changed its Name to Iberian Funeral Plans – SPN is still a trading Company and this is a change in name ONLY and does not affect anyone with an SPN Plan.
Our plan prices have not risen in over 3 years and remain the same.
They carry no interest, should you wish to pay by instalments and are free of IVA. (VAT). We promise that VAT (IVA) and INTEREST will not be charged now nor in the future.
Oak €7250 (flights charged at cost at time of need)
Almond €2495 (Portugal Only)
All information correct at date of posting – 22/09/2015