Your funeral, your plan, your way

Protect your family from unfamiliar procedures, language barriers and funeral costs with an expat funeral plan.

We provide expat funeral plans in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus. In these countries, most funerals traditionally take place within 48 hours. This puts pressure on your loved ones to pay their respects and make all the arrangements in a very short timeframe.

Avalon's funeral plans for expats provides your family with the additional support from our English-speaking team to help your family navigate the funeral systems in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus which are different and more complicated that in the UK. Our team will help you make the funeral arrangements and the Plan lets you pay for the essential funeral costs in advance, your family won’t have the stress of having to find the money at short notice.

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The Avalon Promise provides extra peace of mind for you and your family

 

If you choose to pay for your funeral plan in instalments, you can benefit from the Avalon Promise. Avalon will still provide all the services included in your plan if you pass away before your plan is fully paid if:

  • You die as a result of an accident at any time

  • Your plan has been in place for 12 months for a UK plan or 18 months for one of our Europe plans

This means your loved ones won’t have to make up the difference for the cost of the services in the plan and can focus on celebrating your life, instead of worrying about finding the money to pay for your funeral.

Find more information about the Avalon Promise. 

Full Avalon Promise terms, conditions and exclusions can be found in the UK plan Terms and Conditions and Europe plan Terms and Conditions

Why so many people choose an Avalon Expat funeral plan

Established for over 25 years and with over 100,000 customers, we are experts in funeral planning
Avalon is one of only two FCA authorised funeral plan providers in Europe
We’re a UK company with teams of funeral specialists in across Spain, Cyprus and Portugal
Our Plans help expats provide support to their families to navigate the complicated funeral systems in the areas we work
We have a range of funeral plans to suit most people’s needs and budgets. We have plans that can provide a funeral in Spain, Portugal or Cyprus or the UK, and we also have Plans for repatriation
The money you pay for your plan is paid into an independently managed Trust and is held and safeguarded until the time it is needed to pay for the funeral. Avalon ensures that the Trust always has enough funds to provide the funerals of all our customers. But in the unlikely event that Avalon were to fail, the FSCS scheme guarantees to find an equivalent funeral plan replacement or financial compensation, which may be less than you paid in.
We work with over 70 funeral directors who have over 600 funeral homes across Spain, Portugal and Cyprus
Our English-speaking team will help your family liaise with the funeral director when the time comes
We have over 3,000 customer reviews and are rated “Excellent” on Trustpilot

You can find out more and buy an Avalon UK or Expat funeral plan over the phone, or on a video call from the comfort of your own home.

Our Europe team also offer home visit appointments if you prefer.

Fill in the form to get a call back from one of our friendly funeral plan specialists. They can help you arrange an appointment to discuss your plan needs in more detail.

Find out more about our ways to buy a UK funeral plan or an Expat funeral plan

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Why do you need one of our expat funeral plans?

Different funeral customs

Unlike the UK, it is routine Spain, Portugal and Cyprus for the funeral service to proceed within 24-48 hours, meaning family in the UK may struggle to travel to Europe in time for the funeral.

Increasing funeral costs

Funeral costs have been rising year on year, and despite a dip in 2021 due to COVID restrictions on funerals, funeral costs are projected to continue to rise in the future*. Will your loved ones be able to pay for your funeral?

Providing family to help and support

The death of a family member or a friend is a difficult time, but when you add in the extra complications of different languages and unfamiliar procedures when a loved ones dies abroad will your family or next of kin cope with making numerous decisions for a funeral in a different country?



Available funds

Funeral bills have to be paid within a short time frame. Will they have the money readily available to pay the bill?

Get the funeral you want

You may have specific requirements for your funeral that you wish to be carried out, whether that be your preference for a cremation or burial or what songs or flowers you would like. Will your family be left wondering what you might have wanted?

Will your savings be enough?

Your savings may not be sufficient to cover funeral costs or the interest may not be keeping up with funeral inflation.

Language barriers

How well do your loved ones speak the language? Will they need the assistance of an English-speaking person to help with liaising with the funeral directors to make the funeral arrangements?

Why choose Avalon?

Award-winning funeral plan provider

Our plans are award-winning. We’ve been voted the 'Best Funeral Plan Provider' at the Personal Finance Awards every year since 2019. Not only that, but our Premium Plan is also Defacto 5* rated.

Avalon Promise for extra peace of mind

If you pass away before your plan is fully paid Avalon will still provide all the services in your plan once you’ve had your plan for 12 months in the UK or 18 months in the EU.

Rated excellent by our customers on Trustpilot

We have over 3,000 reviews on Trustpilot and are rated 'Excellent' by our customers. For over 25 years we’ve helped over 100,000 people feel reassured their funeral is planned and paid for.

Safe and secure

The money you pay for your plan is paid into an independently managed Trust and is held and safeguarded until the time it is needed to pay for the funeral. Avalon ensures that the Trust always has enough funds to provide the funerals of all our customers. But in the unlikely event that Avalon was to fail, the FSCS scheme guarantees to find an equivalent funeral plan replacement or financial compensation, which may be less than you paid in.

Local funeral directors

We work with local funeral directors to provide the funeral when the time comes. You can be sure that every one of the funeral directors in our network - 1,800 funeral directors in the UK and over 70 funeral directors in over 600 locations across Spain, Cyprus and Portugal - will deliver the high standards and personalised service you expect, and you and your family deserve.