Brexit Uncertainty: How to Plan for the Future as an Expat

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As of the 31st of December 2020, Britain has officially left the European Union. Understandably, this is causing much uncertainty for expats. British expats living in Europe are still unsure of what life will be like in this new post-Brexit world. With more than 300,000 Brits formally registered as living in Spain, many are worried about how Brexit will affect their right to work, pension and healthcare.
Since the referendum took place in 2016, it has caused many expats to rightfully question the future, how can they prepare for life abroad now that Britain has left the European Union? One way you can prepare for the future is with an Avalon funeral plan. It’s probably the last thing you want to think about when you’re enjoying your life in the sun but planning ahead for your funeral is something all British expats in Spain should do.

Protect love ones from unfamiliar procedures
Traditional Spanish funerals happen as quickly as 24 to 48 hours after the person passes away. Funerals for British expats can take longer to organise. But beware – this delay could cost your loved ones hundreds of Euros in extra mortuary expenses, which are most often charged by the day.
In addition, it’s common practice for Funeral Directors in Spain to request either part or full payment upfront. That means your next of kin might have to pay hundreds or thousands of Euros before the funeral can take place.
Is my money protected?

Yes. All money paid into an Avalon funeral plan is held separately to the company in an independent UK trust. The trust is managed by independent trustees, so you can rest assured that your money is completely safe and secure and you will get the funeral you paid for when the time comes.

Will Brexit affect the features of my Avalon funeral plan?

No. Brexit will have no impact on the features of our range of expat funeral plans. Each plan has been specially designed to suit the needs of expats living abroad. The features and benefits of our expat funeral plans will remain the same regardless of Brexit.

Our plans are also valid in both the UK and the European countries we operate in, so whether you decide to remain abroad or come back to the UK, your plan is valid in both countries.

I’m moving back to the UK, what do I need to do?

If you decide to move back to the UK, it’s simple to transfer your plan over. All you need to do is call up our friendly English-speaking customer services team who will be able to update your address and issue you with a new certificate. We will reallocate your plan to one of our trusted, local Funeral Directors near your UK address. Don’t worry, this will all be done free of charge.

Why choose Avalon Funeral Plans?
You know you’re in good hands with Avalon. We were voted Best Funeral Plan Provider and the Personal Finance Awards for two years running. Not only that, but we are also the fastest-growing provider of funeral plans across Spain & the Canaries, Portugal and Cyprus and the most trusted funeral plan provider on Trustpilot, with more than 2,500 reviews from real customers and a 5-star excellent rating.

If you are looking for a specialist expat funeral plan to protect your family in either Spain and the UK, get in touch with the Avalon team for your free quote today on +34 865 616 550 or visit avalonfuneralplans.com/expat.