Funeral Planning Australia (FPA) is a specialist marketing company operating exclusively in the pre-need funeral industry. With over 30 years experience in the marketing and administration of pre-need funerals, the directors of FPA have worked with more than 350 funeral directors Australia wide.
FPA works with funeral directors to provide secure investments for pre-paid funerals and funeral bonds.
FPA is supported by Foresters Friendly Society.
The Ancient Order of Foresters or as it is known today Foresters Friendly Society (Foresters) originated in England in the mid 1700’s, the first recorded Foresters meeting being held in Leeds in 1834. The Ancient Order of Foresters established its first branch (Court) in Victoria in 1849. Foresters was set up as a non-profit organization, the founding principles of the Society being to provide financial and social benefits as well as support to Members and their families in times of unemployment, sickness, death, disability and old age.
Foresters played a particular active role in the lives of Members and their families during the Depression and during and after both World Wars. Forester’s membership growth was significant during and up to the mid 1940’s when the Society had nearly one hundred branches (Courts) spread throughout Victoria with representation in all States of Australia. During this period Foresters raised funds for and built around 20 Foresters halls throughout the State that were used for meetings and community purposes. Halls in country areas were used as refuges in times of trauma such as bushfires and floods.
As well as the Society generating ongoing new business from its benefit funds, over the past few years Foresters has been particularly active in securing business by acquisitions or partial transfers from other Friendly Societies. Foresters now has over $230M in it's existing benefit funds.
Foresters (AFSL No 241421) is a public company registered under the Corporations Act 2001and just like all other Friendly Societies it is subject to exactly the same prudential and regulatory controls that exist under the Life Insurance Act 1995 and the Corporations Act 2001.
For more information about Foresters, please access the website www.forestersfs.com.au