What Makes Squiggle Unique?*

Squiggle Support Team

Last Update 4 months ago


INTRODUCTION

For over a decade, Squiggle has revolutionised estate planning with a fresh, modern approach that stands apart from the legal industry's traditional approach.


We've grown from a one-person operation to a major UK-wide business dedicated to providing exceptional, confidential estate planning services.


This article outlines ten compelling reasons why partnering with Squiggle for your estate planning needs is not only a choice you'll want to make but also a significant investment in protecting your estate and your loved ones, as well as serving the local community.




1. OUR MISSION IS TO TRANSFORM THE EXPERIENCE OF WRITING A WILL

Many of us have been in the estate planning industry for years and we've listened closely to your frustrations about how archaic, slow, complicated, expensive and fragmented the industry is.


Squiggle is built upon a mission to transform the entire experience and make estate planning uncomplicated, cost-effective, and, most of all, safe and secure. You can learn more about our mission if you visit this page.




2. WE PROVIDE SEVERAL OPTIONS TO ENSURE YOU KEEP YOUR COSTS LOW

Squiggle removes the need to consult with expensive lawyers by allowing you to write your own will online and update your estate plan anytime from the comfort of your home.


For areas of estate planning that require our intervention, such as estate administration or probate services, we'll always be transparent upfront about any additional costs.




3. WE SAVE YOU TIME BY PROVIDING EVERYTHING ON A SINGLE, CENTRAL PLATFORM

Writing a will and constantly updating an estate plan can often be frustratingly time-consuming - digging out documents, finding relevant information, meetings with lawyers and other specialists, and waiting for people to get back to you.


With Squiggle, the next time you need something, simply enter your username and password, and you have complete control by having all documents in a single, central location, ready to update at any time. 


And we'll send you alerts if something is about to expire or you need to take action on something. For further information on our services, click here.




4. WE'RE SECURE (AS IN MILITARY-GRADE SECURE)

Confidentiality is something that we take extremely - so seriously that it's a key pillar of our quality guarantee.


Our document storage facilities meet the highest conservation standards as laid down in PD5454:2012, using military-grade storage and security standards.


We guarantee security and confidentiality of your data and we undertake to never forward your personal data without your express written consent.




5. WE REMOVE ALL THE FRICTION

We've all heard about the family disputes about who gets what after somebody has passed away. In our experience, a lot of this is due to a lack of clear communication, unclear expectations, or too much friction in the estate planning process (finding documents, communicating with everybody, coordinating everything).


Emotions are already very high when somebody passes away without the added burden of sorting out somebody's estate. But by having documents in one single, central, secure location and an easy-to-understand process, you can eliminate unnecessary friction related to lost time, poor communication, confusion, or unexpected costs. Find out more here.



6. OUR STRICT CODE OF PRACTICE IS BASED ON CORE VALUES

Squiggle’s mission is to provide a fresh and modern alternative to the legal industry’s traditional approach to estate planning.


We focus on your problems and challenges in a transparent way, not on trying to sell you documents and then charging you for the time.


For this reason, we’re well on our way to becoming the UK’s top

Estate Planning company.


The 9 elements of our Code of Practice cover:


  • Confidentiality
  • Ethics
  • Duty of Care
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Fee transparency
  • Quality assurance (see Quality Guarantee)
  • Professional conduct
  • Equality and zero discrimination policy
  • Transparency about legal advice


Please visit this page to download a pdf copy of our code of practice.




7. WE WORK CLOSELY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHARITIES AND OTHER ORGANISATIONS

Squiggle values philanthropy over profits. We believe we have a responsibility to our local charities to support them in any way we can.


For this reason, we undertake to provide a free will service to donors of any participating partner charity. In return, we kindly ask donors to pledge a donation to you as our partner charity.


For further information on the types of charities we partner with, please visit this page where you can download our partnership prospectus.


We're also about to launch a partnership scheme for commercial partners, so we invite you to check our site again in the near future.


Alternatively, you can contact us for further information if you're interested in partnering with Squiggle.




8. WE PROVIDE A QUALITY GUARANTEE

As part of our quality guarantee, we undertake three promises:


  • We guarantee an unlimited number of document edits until you are completed satisfied.


  • Although our business is built on the latest and most secure technology, we guarantee you a human response if any issue arises that can’t be solved online.


  • We guarantee security and confidentiality of your data. We will never sell or trade your personal data without your written consent. Our document storage facilities meet the highest conservation standards as laid down in PD5454:2012, using military-grade storage and security standards.


For further information, please visit our Quality Guarantee page.


If you're not satisfied with something, you may email us at [email protected] for further details.




9. WE'LL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS (WHEN NEEDED) 

The Squiggle estate planning website is designed in such a way that you write your own will. We've removed the jargon and made the process as uncomplicated as possible.


However, we do recognise that sometimes you may need a helping hand. For that reason, you can also use our phone-assisted service.

This is a kind of halfway house where you still retain complete control of the will-writing process, but we guide you with some gentle nudges.


The service is there in case you need it. And it's an excellent way to allow you to keep your costs under control.


For further information about the phone-assisted service, please visit this page.




10. AND FINALLY, WE'RE A NICE TEAM OF PEOPLE TO WORK WITH 

There's nothing further to explain here. We just make sure we employ super-friendly people.


And of course, if you're interested in joining the team, feel free to reach out to us.




Need to know more or you’d like to discuss your options?


Simply book a callback.


Alternatively, call us on 01233 659 796.


Or reach out to us here.


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