Why choose a SAIF member?

The independent funeral director has a long and proud history of personal service to local communities.

Here are just some of the benefits of choosing a SAIF member:

Carrying on the family tradition is a way of life for many firms deeply committed to upholding professional standards.

By choosing a SAIF member, families have reassurance that they are using the very best in the profession.

All members agree to follow a strict Code of Practice and they must all undergo regular inspections to ensure they are maintaining the highest of standards.

The Code, which is made public to our clients, covers areas including information and choice of funerals, price lists and provision of estimates and invoices.

SAIF members know and appreciate local customs and expectations because they have served the same community for generations.

They are not distracted or bound by corporate rules handed down from head office and shareholders.

They can be flexible and responsive to an individual’s needs – providing a highly personal and compassionate service.

Whether it’s advice when choosing a pre-paid funeral plan or information on the choice of funeral services available and costs, SAIF members fully understand the sensitivity of such decisions.

Maintaining and publicising high standards of professionalism, quality and care are the true mark of the independent funeral director.