Co-op Expands Its Later Life Planning Offering In Scotland
The Co-op today announces its partnership with legal practice, McClure Solicitors, as it sets out to further expand its probate and estate planning services to thousands more people across Scotland.
The partnership will further cement the Co-op’s position as the leading provider of probate in the UK. It also underpins Co-op’s ambition to grow its later life business, which currently provides a range of services and products including Wills, probate, lasting power of attorney and funeral plans.
The collaboration will see the legal provider’s customers and over half a million Co-op members in Scotland able to benefit from McClure Solicitors’ probate and estate planning services. McClure Solicitors, an award-winning legal practise founded in Scotland in 1853, currently specialises in asset protection, estate, and inheritance planning.
Furthermore, Co-op Funeralcare will work in a partnership with McClure Solicitors, to support clients with the probate and estate planning process in Scotland. The new venture will see McClure Solicitors offer Co-op clients transparent fixed fee prices, as well as a guarantee to beat competitor quotes on probate services, providing a consistent client experience across the country.
Matt Howells, Managing Director of Co-op’s Legal Services and Life business, said:
“I am pleased to announce our partnership with award winning solicitors practice McClure Solicitors.
“Our ambition is to continue to lead the later life planning market and this new partnership will enable us to broaden our estate planning services to meet more of our Co-op members’ needs across Scotland.
“McClure Solicitors share our values for delivering excellent client care, transparent services in a timely manner and so we couldn’t have hoped for a more suited practice to provide our products and services.”
Andrew Robertson, Managing Director at McClure Solicitors, added:
“We’re delighted to announce our partnership with the Co-op to deliver their later life products and services in Scotland. There is a natural fit between our organisations; we’re focused on delivering outstanding client service and easing the practical burden for bereaved families at what can be an extremely difficult time.
‘’From our perspective, the partnership is an important step in the natural progression of our business giving us access and reach for our services across Scotland in a transformative way.”