You can find out more information or start your application now by choosing either an Australian Funeral Bond or a Bendigo Funeral Bond.
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Following its formation in 1969 and in the years since, the Australian Friendly Society (AFS) has focussed on endeavouring to achieve strong returns for its members whilst striving for excellence in service.
Taking care of your funeral costs can remove financial concerns for your family and friends at a difficult time. A Funeral Bond offered by the Australian Friendly Society is a capital-guaranteed savings and investment plan that solely accumulates funds to meet the cost of your funeral expenses.
Our members, and serving them, is our primary focus. We continue to operate having made changes as a result of the declared COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining the health and wellbeing of our staff. We also confirm that your investment in one of our Funeral Bond products remains capital guaranteed.
On 1 July 2019, the Australian Government implemented changes to the assets test used to calculate pensions.
Investments of up to $13,250 (current threshold for the 2019-20 financial year) in a funeral bond such as either the Australian Funeral Bond or the Bendigo Funeral Bond, are exempt from Centrelink and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs income and assets tests.
For more information on the changes to the pension assets test, please contact Centrelink, Department of Veterans Affairs or your Financial Adviser.
The Bendigo Funeral Bond has received an ‘Approved’ rating from Lonsec.*An ‘Approved’ rating means the structure provides an adequate means for investors to gain exposure to the underlying investments. Lonsec believes “the Bendigo Funeral Bond has a suitable structure to meet the product objectives”.
Financial Advisers are able to view the report below by registering through the Financial Advisers login and then logging into their account.
*(External research house – Terms and Conditions apply and can only be accessed by Financial Advisers.)