Community: Talking about what matters 

On this page you’ll find helpful articles and our personal finance expert Ashley Shepherd’s insights into the topics that matter more with every passing year. From making the most of our retirement years to looking after our health and protecting our loved ones now and in the future. 

Ashley Shepherd
13th Apr 2020

Over 60 railcard guide

Over 60 railcards save older train users money on their rail fares. In addition to cheaper train tickets, an over 60 railcard also gives you access to further discounts on products and services

25th Nov 2016

How do I go about donating my body to science?

For significant numbers of people, the idea of donating their body after death to medical science has many attractions.

22nd Oct 2020

How does the cremation process work in the UK?

Little is known about the cremation process. Myths surrounding multiple cremations and recycled coffins are all common place, however the truth about cremation is somewhat different.

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.

12th May 2024

Deed of variation

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

08th May 2024

Inheritance tax guide

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.

10th Apr 2024

What is Power of Attorney?

Read our simple guide to Power of Attorney to understand how it works and the importance of choosing the right type for your needs.

15th May 2021

What is the nearest crematorium to me?

When arranging a funeral you have the flexibility to choose any UK crematorium, regardless of whether it’s privately owned or run by the council.

09th Nov 2020

What to write on a sympathy card

Writing a sympathy card isn’t easy. Naturally, you worry about saying the wrong thing, and upsetting our friend or relation at an already difficult time. Feeling this way is perfectly normal, but even the briefest message can mean a lot and comfort the bereaved person, so it's always worth making the effort.

22nd Oct 2020

How does the cremation process work in the UK?

Little is known about the cremation process. Myths surrounding multiple cremations and recycled coffins are all common place, however the truth about cremation is somewhat different.

22nd Apr 2020

How to stop nuisance calls with the Telephone Preference Service

The Telephone Preference Service, also known as the TPS, is the UK’s official ‘do not call’ register. It’s illegal for organisations to make unsolicited calls to Telephone Preference Service registered numbers.

13th Apr 2020

Over 60 railcard guide

Over 60 railcards save older train users money on their rail fares. In addition to cheaper train tickets, an over 60 railcard also gives you access to further discounts on products and services

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