20 September 2023, 13:13
Saga partners with Co-op Legal Services to offer support tailored to people over 50 with the launch of Saga Legal
- The partnership with Co-op Legal Services will provide support across a wide range of estate planning and probate solutions, from standard wills to complex Inheritance Tax planning.
- Saga customers will benefit from the advice and guidance of Co-op Legal Services’ legal experts with transparent, fixed fee pricing offered on a no-obligation basis.
- The legal services offer is indicative of Saga’s strategic ambition to become the Superbrand for older people in the UK, offering a range of curated products and services designed especially for the over-50s
20 September 2023: Saga, the UK's specialist in products and services for people over 50, has launched a brand-new legal service in partnership with Co-op Legal Services. Through the new legal service, Saga customers will be able to access advice and guidance from the legal specialists at Co-op Legal Services, on a range of planning solutions, from standard will drafting, to complex Inheritance Tax solutions and the protection of assets.
Co-op Legal Services will provide Saga Legal customers transparent, fixed fee pricing and all quotes will be provided on a no-obligation basis, offering customers ease and expert guidance from legal support around estate planning and most of all, peace of mind.
Saga customers can enjoy benefits such as:
- A free 10-point legal review to ascertain the specific needs of the customer and act as a starting point for tailored support
- Free bereavement support to provide assistance and guidance in difficult times
Saga Legal has been launched specifically with the over-50s customer in mind, combining Co-op Legal Services’ well-established legal offering with Saga’s deep understanding of the distinct set of needs and preferences of those over-50. Saga’s proprietary research shows that 63% of Saga customers have a will that is fully up to date, although only a quarter of customers are reviewing their wills every 3-5 years as recommended. Of those without a will 40% said that an affordable will service would motivate them to create one, while a further 29% are looking for more guidance on how to prepare a will.1
Saga Legal customers can access advice and will-writing services from Co-op Legal Services through a range of channels including digital, telephone and face-to-face options. Charges for these services are fixed, irrespective of channel, ensuring that no customers are disadvantaged by their preference.
For more information, please view the Saga Legal home page here: https://www.saga.co.uk/money/legal-services
Alex Edmans, Head of Financial Services at Saga Money commented:
“At Saga, we are committed to providing financial service products tailored to the specific needs of those over 50. This collaboration combines our dedication to serving our customers with the in-depth expertise of Co-op Legal Services in addressing the unique legal challenges that come with this phase of life. With Saga Legal, we aim to ensure that the over 50s can navigate legal matters smoothly, confidently, and with the support they deserve."
Jonathan Appleby, Head of Partnerships at Co-op Legal Services commented:
“Co-op Legal Services’ mission is to help people understand how the law can help protect what’s important to them, now and in the future. Making legal services affordable and accessible is central to this mission. We’re delighted to be partnering with Saga, who share our values, and we look forward to helping Saga customers with their estate planning and probate needs.”
NOTES TO EDITORS
 Based on research conducted by Saga’s insight platform, The Big Window, using a standard representative sample of 2342 existing Saga customers over 50 in the UK (June 2023)
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About Co-op Legal Services
Co-op Legal Services is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, providing legal services in England and Wales. It is one of the largest providers of estate planning and probate services in the UK, with specialist practices in family law, serious injury and medical negligence.
Co-op Legal Services’ mission is to help people understand the law, to use the law to protect their future and that of their loved ones. It achieves this by providing accessible, engaging, professional legal advice and support through a blend of digital and 1-2-1 specialist advice.
Co-op Legal Services is part of the Co-op Group.
Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives with interests across food, funerals, insurance and legal services. Owned by millions of UK consumers, the Co-op operates over 2,500 food stores, over 800 funeral homes and provides products to over 5,000 other stores, including those run by independent co-operative societies and through its wholesale business, Nisa Retail Limited.
Employing almost 60,000 people, the Co-op has an annual turnover of over £11billion and is a recognised leader for its social goals and community-led programmes. The Co-op exists to meet members’ needs and stand up for the things they believe in.
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