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Ashley Shepherd is the founder and managing director at Over50choices. With over 30 years’ experience in financial services, he has held senior roles in building societies, banks and insurance companies. 

Ashley Shepherd
11th Mar 2024

What does Martin Lewis think about equity release?

Martin Lewis’ view on equity release is that it could be a good option if you’re over 55, need to increase your income and are not concerned about leaving an inheritance.

24th May 2024

How much equity can I release from my home?

The amount of equity you can release from your home depends on several factors but typically ranges from 20% to 53%. .

19th Jan 2024

What does Martin Lewis say about pension drawdown?

Money saving expert Martin Lewis offers pension advice to all ages. We take a look at what he says about pension drawdown.

04th Jun 2024

Writing a Will

Writing a will ensures your money, property & possessions go to those you care about, yet 60% of UK adults don’t have one. Take a look at your options.

29th May 2024

What is probate?

Read our step by step guide to probate to understand how it works and how to apply for probate yourself.

26th May 2024

Consolidating your pensions

Discover how pension consolidation can help you gain control over your retirement savings and enjoy peace of mind knowing your future is secured.

24th May 2024

How much equity can I release from my home?

The amount of equity you can release from your home depends on several factors but typically ranges from 20% to 53%. .

12th May 2024

Deed of variation

Read our simple guide to changing a will after someone has died with a Deed of Variation.

09th May 2024

What does Martin Lewis say about over 50 life insurance?

The money saving expert Martin Lewis has reservations when it comes to over 50s life insurance. Although he believes an over 50 plan could be lucrative for some....

08th May 2024

Inheritance tax guide

02nd May 2024

Deferring your pension

Should you take your personal pension or leave it for now? Read our guide to understand your options, calculate your pension income and get expert guidance.

30th Apr 2024

Pension rules and tax considerations

Read our simple guide to the current rules and tax considerations for pension drawdown and annuities.

23rd Apr 2024

Understand intestacy rules

We explain the UK's intestacy rules that dictate how someone's estate is divided in the absence of a will.

14th Apr 2024

How to avoid inheritance tax on property

In this guide we explain how to reduce the inheritance tax payable on your property and why leaving it too late could cost you and your family thousands.

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