Insuristic Estate Finance

An exclusive drawdown fund 'Exclusive for Insuristic partners':
  • Fund estate administration expenses
  • Fee and Commission Free
  • Low interest rate from 1.5% per month
  • Pre-agreed drawdown fund up to £15,000. Higher limits on referral
  • Fund repaid by the estate upon distribution
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Ease the financial burden associated with Estate Administration

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What is Insuristic Estate Finance?

Insuristic Estate Finance has been developed to help our partners clients fund the expenses associated with probate.   

Insuristic has partnered with FSL Finance Limited to develop a drawdown facility with a pre-agreed limit of £15,000 that can be used to fund estate expenses.

It is essentially a loan against the estate, with nothing to repay until the estate is distributed.

Most estate expenses are allowable, other than repaying inheritance tax or providing inheritance advances.

The drawdown facility will be approved for the majority of executors.

Each time there is an expense, the executor asks the fund to pay our partner, who will then pay the service provider.

The amount of money drawn down and any interest owed is repaid from the estate when it is distributed.  So there is nothing for an executor, personal representative or beneficiary to pay upfront.

How does Insuristic Estate Finance work?

The only commitments your clients need to make when signing up for the drawdown facility are that:

  • The minimum drawdown amount is £495 in the first 12 months.

  • At least one funded expense must be for insurance.

  • All insurance policies need to be arranged via Insuristic. Insuristic Estate Finance will not fund an insurance application from another insurance provider.

The process for applying and using the drawdown facility is simple:

  1. The client applies for the drawdown facility.

  2. The client receives confirmation of acceptance quickly, often the same day.

  3. When the client needs to fund an expense, they request a quote from their service provider but pay nothing.

  4. The client shares the quote with FSL Finance, including the service provider's details, full cost, and quotation reference.

  5. FSL Finance will review the request and pay your firm directly, so you can then pay the provider.

  6. The client can repeat this process for each expense that needs to be funded up until the fund is exhausted.

What can Insuristic Estate Finance be used for?

Insuristic Estate Finance can be used to cover any expense involved in the protection of the estate and its assets. Here are some examples below. You may need help with something not on this list, which can be considered following discussion with FSL Finance.

  • The costs of your legal services.
  • Probate Application costs
  • Estate Asset, Will and Liability Searches
  • Genealogy Reports
  • Property sales and managent costs
  • Any insurance policy provided by Insuristic.

What can't Insuristic Estate Finance be used for?

  • Funding insurance not provided by Insuristic.
  • Paying Inheritance Tax.
  • Inheritance advances.
  • Expenses not directly associated with protecting the estate.

The challenge for Beneficiaries and Executors

The biggest challenges for executors and beneficiaries is the cost of probate, the complexity of the process and the subsequent impact on their mental health.

There are many expenses that need to be repaid and if there isn't cash available in the estate, this will usually fall to the executors and beneficiaries to pay them.

According to Exizents recent Bereavement Index:

  • Only 12% of those who had died with a Will had left the majority of their financial affairs in order.

  • Over half of legal professionals say that between 15% and 35% of assets are unknown or discovered during the process.

  • 99% of people underestimated the complexity of estate administration.

  • The costs surrounding the bereavement process leave 28% of individuals suffering financial difficulties.

    • of those who struggled financially, over three-quarters (81%) had their mental health impacted.

    • the younger generation (aged 18 to 44) are financially hardest hit by the costs surrounding the bereavement process, with 79% facing financial difficulties.

From our experience, the financial impact on people is pushing more to choose the DIY probate market, or asking professionals for help with applying for the grant of probate.

This can significantly increase both stress and risk for executors. Particularly against a backdrop of estate values rising (estates up an average of 37% on 2022) and estates getting increasingly complex to administer.

Insuristic Estate Finance is looking to reduce the impact on executors and beneficiaries. They can now fund most of the expenses they face (up to £15,000) by applying for a low interest drawdown facility, with costs and interest repayable by the estate at the point of distribution.

This means that Executors and Beneficiaries now have greater choice as well as less stress around upfront costs.

The challenge for firms

Most firms that provide probate and estate administration services have long recognised the financial issue for their clients.

This is why many firms choose to defer payment of their services until the estate has been distributed.

But this can put a significant strain on their own cash flow. It can also impact their suppliers who may be asked to hold costs of their services on account.

The financial impact for clients can mean that firms miss out on revenue from providing a more profitable full estate administration service, as clients opt for lower-cost options.

In addition, talking to customers about their long term risks and encouraging them to also purchase adequate insurance protection can be challenging, particularly for estates that are cash poor.

But the impact of not purchasing insurance, could cause huge financial issues in the future for executors and beneficiaries. This could also impact the firm financially if acting as a professional executor.

Insuristic Estate Finance can help solve these issues and help firms provide more choice to their clients around the legal and insurance costs required to fully protect them.

How will Insuristic Estate Finance help your clients

Executors often incur significant expenses during probate. These expenses are often paid out of their own funds or the funds of the beneficiaries.

These expenses can come from arranging executor insurance, appointing legal providers, paying property managers, valuing the estate, selling property, paying utility bills and more.

The costs of administering an estate can add up significantly. Whilst expenses can be reclaimed once the estate has been distributed, this can take 12-18 months or more before they are repaid.

But there is a better way: Insuristic Estate Finance.

  • Executors or no longer have to use their personal funds to finance the costs associated with probate and estate administration
  • The Estate, Executors and Beneficiaries can hold on to the money that would have been used for estate expenses and benefit from current high interest rates.
  • Expenses are paid by FSL Finance directly to the firm administering the estate. This reduces administration for lay executors and beneficiaries.
  • It allows executors and administrators to good quality insurance, legal, and estate protection for themselves and the beneficiaries, without having to worry about the upfront cost

How will Insuristic Estate Finance help your firm

Insuristic Estate Finance can help your firm stand out from the competition by reducing the stress and financial impact on your clients

More happy clients means more positive testimonials and referrals for your firm.

Here are the main benefits Insuristic Estate Finance will provide for your firm.

  • An exclusive finance facility that many of your competitors will not be able to access.
  • Increased earnings due to winning more full estate administration instructions.
  • Improved cash flow by reducing the need to self fund your clients estate administration service.
  • Enhance your offering to clients, giving them the choice of greater legal and insurance protection.
  • Benefit from Insuristics' range of insurance products tailored for the probate market. Many of these products are exclusive to Insuristic.

How much does it cost?

The costs associated with the drawdown facility have been kept as low as possible.

There are no fees associated with the fund, nor does Insuristic earn a commission when you choose to use it.

Representative Example :

Loan amount of £2500.00 with a monthly interest rate 1.5% Fixed over a term of 12 months with a single repayment.

Total amount repayable is £2950.00 This is equivalent to 14.99% APR representative.

Funeral Safe will do a credit assessment of your circumstances when you apply. Credit available subject to status. Funeral Safe Limited of Alton Business Centre, Valley Lane, Wherstead, Suffolk, IP9 2AX.

Funeral Safe Limited trading as FSL finance are the lender and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – FRN:765110.

How to sign up

Click the form below to arrange a Teams meeting with Insuristic.

Existing Insuristic partners will be able to access Insuristic Estate Finance, following sign-off by Insuristic and the completion of a TOBA and IAR agreement with FSL Finance.

New partners will be able to access Insuristic Estate Finance as part of a commitment to work with Insuristic on Probate Pro and our Estate Administration Insurance products.

Frequently Asked Questions

Funeral Safe Limited trading as FSL finance are the lender and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority – FRN:765110

About the Author

Rob Faulkner

Hi, I'm Rob, CEO and Founder of Insuristic. My mission is to make insurance easier to understand and buy. I am a Chartered Insurance Broker with 26 years experience in the UK Insurance Market.

I have worked for insurers, insurance brokers and insurance technology businesses, specialising in product, sales and marketing.

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