Australian Friendly Society has been caring for the financial needs of Australians since it was first registered in 1969.
It is a friendly society for the purposes of the Life Insurance Act 1995 and retains the historical friendly society philosophy of service and community concern, while encouraging the traditional values of thrift, self-help and fellowship. Australian Friendly Society is the issuer of two investment products, the Capital Growth Fund (closed to new members) and the Bendigo Funeral Bond.
The Bendigo Funeral Bond - a thoughtful and practical legacy
Peace of mind and consideration for family and friends are two good reasons why many Australians plan ahead to meet the cost of funeral expenses. They see it as a sensible and responsible way of leaving everything in order so the financial burden does not fall on those they care about.
The concept and operation of the Bendigo Funeral Bond is simple and flexible. It is a secure savings and investment plan designed solely to accumulate funds to finance the cost of your funeral, removing the financial concerns for your family and friends.
You have the option of individual or joint ownership and you can also assign ownership of the bond to a funeral director as part of a pre-paid funeral arrangement.