What is the Funeral Planning Authority all about?

May 11, 2015   //   No Comments

Funeral plans have been subject to regulation since the Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 was enforced, but what does the FPA actually do?

The FPA is there to provide a degree of protection for customers of registered providers.  To gain registration, providers have to pass independent scrutiny on how they work and how they protect customers’ interests.  The FPA is not a club, providers are not members and it is not a trade body acting in the interests of providers or funeral directors.  Its focus is securely on the customer.

In his article for SAIFinsight, FPA Chief Executive Graeme McAusland, describes the annual registration process for registered providers and gives his views on the future of the funeral planning market.  SAIF Members may read the full article by logging onto the Members’ Area and selecting the Funeral Profession page.