Mid-year circuit breaker at Farewill
We’ve had a pretty remarkable 18 months here at Farewill. We’ve launched new products including Funerals and Lasting Powers of Attorney, grown our team from 60 to 140 people, increased our revenue 600%, and raised our Series B.
We are proud to work with 200 partners!
As we are reaching a milestone, our 200th partnership, we took a moment to celebrate the amazing journey we have been on over the last few years with our charity partners.
How we made personas to help us empathise with customers
Personas are a tool to help product teams make customer-centred decisions. We wanted ours to be useful, relevant and unbiased – and in the process of creating them we learned a few lessons and broke a few ‘rules’. Here’s how we went about it.
New accessibility questions in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Research UK
Farewill and Alzheimer's Research UK launched a partnership in November 2020 to make both online and telephone will writing more accessible to wider audiences.
Engineering Management at Farewill
Earlier this year we released a blog post on career progression for Farewill software engineers. In it we mentioned moving on to developing an Engineering Management framework next, and I’m delighted to now share this with you.
Being remembered your way - how to choose an urn that reflects who you are
Life is full of colour and vibrancy. But we rarely talk about how that vibrancy of our lives can be reflected in our final resting place.
Introducing Farewill's Engineering Progression Framework
Towards the end of 2020 we wrapped up the first version of our Engineering Progression Framework. Now we’ve been using it internally for a little while, we also wanted to share it more widely, to help others learn more about Engineering at Farewill.
The Year In Wills Report 2020: How COVID-19 made us all face our mortality
Last year saw a huge rise in people writing wills from home. After checking tens of thousands of wills last year, we can now reveal the biggest trends of 2020. And you can also download our full report for tips on making your will.
What it’s really like to deal with death during the pandemic
We spoke to 1,000 people who have lost someone to coronavirus to understand more about the challenges they've faced.
4 steps to prepare your charity for the Great Wealth Transfer
Jake Edwards, Partnerships Manager at Farewill, has run successful legacy fundraising campaigns with Macmillan Cancer Support, Save The Children and Stonewall. Here, he offers expert tips on getting your charity match-fit for the Great Wealth Transfer.
Church of England to launch ‘Google for graves’ within 5 years
The Church of England is working with Historic England to map millions of grave sites across the country, allowing people to search for their lost loved ones and trace their family history in seconds.
UK legacy income to hit £3.9bn in 5 years
Economists predict that total legacy income will rise from £3.2bn in 2019 to £3.9bn by 2024, creating a huge opportunity for charities in the UK.
Amanda Clarke: “Making a will became a priority following the unexpected death of my ex-husband”
In the UK, over 30 million people are at risk of dying without a will. Here, we see the tragic consequences of leaving your loved ones unprotected.
Listen: Dan Garrett discussing the rising cost of funerals on BBC Radio 4
Our CEO, Dan Garrett, joined Dharshini David on BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme to talk about the rising cost of funerals in the UK.
Rebranding death: How Farewill is using design to change the way the world deals with death
Anna Charity – illustrator, creative director and visual mastermind behind the revolutionary mindfulness app, Headspace – was brought in to lead the rebrand.
We read thousands of wills in 2019. This is what we learned...
As the UK’s number one online will writing service, we helped more people write a will last year than anyone else in the UK. And that means we checked and approved more wills too. Here’s what we learned.
3 reasons every parent needs a will
If you have children, you need a will to secure their future. Over the next few minutes, we’ll explain the 3 ways your will protects your family, and how you can get it done online in less than 15 minutes.
The perfect age to write your will
Your last will and testament – it’s not really something they teach you about at school, is it? Thankfully, we’re here to shed a little light on things so you know what it is, when to write it and how to get it done quickly.
How to make your will ‘legally binding’
Your will is the best place to set out what you want to happen to you, your loved ones and your money when you die. Here, our Head of Legal, Lorraine Robinson, explains exactly how to make sure your wishes are legally binding.
5 ways we’ve taken the stress out of writing a will
Over 30 million adults in the UK don’t have a will. And who can blame them? It’s complex, stressful and incredibly expensive. At least, that’s the way it used to be...
Mirror, joint or individual? Which will do I need for me and my partner?
There's lots of types of wills, but which do you need for you and your partner?