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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.

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Can I get life insurance over 60? Image
25th Aug 2021

Can I get life insurance over 60?

Yes you can get life insurance over 60 and it's quick and easy to do so. Get free quotes from the UK's leading over 60 insurance providers in minutes.

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06th Aug 2021

What is no medical life insurance?

Could no-medical life insurance be the answer to your worries about getting life cover later in life? Find out now and get a quote from the UK’s leading insurers.

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05th Aug 2021

How much equity can I release from my home?

The amount of equity you can release will depend on your personal circumstances. It can be as much as 60% of the property value however the value of your home and your age will dictate the maximum amount you can borrow

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27th Jul 2021

Is Equity Release a good idea in 2021?

Equity release could be a good idea if want extra money for home or garden improvements, to help family financially or as additional retirement income. An equity release mortgage lets you free up tax free cash without having to move home and there are no monthly repayments. However releasing equity is not suitable for everyone.

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12th Jul 2021

Will over 50 life insurance pay for my funeral?

With funeral costs rising, find out how over 50 life insurance could help towards the cost of your funeral and how a prepaid funeral plan could enable you to do more.

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06th Jul 2021

How old is too old for life insurance?

In fact, you are never too old - or too young - to think about your life insurance needs

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22nd Jun 2021

Choosing life insurance for your parent

We get more involved in our parents financial decisions as they get older amp; helping them to choose life insurance could be a wise decision

Can equity release pay off an interest only mortgage? Image
21st May 2021

Can equity release pay off an interest only mortgage?

Looking for a way to pay off your interest only mortgage at the end of the term? Equity release could help. Find out how

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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

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22nd Mar 2021

What happens to equity release when you die

Equity release is repaid when you die or move into long term care, usually from the proceeds of the sale of your property. Read more.

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19th Jan 2021

Are Funeral Plans better than Over 50s Life Insurance?

With prepaid funeral plans and over 50 life insurance to choose from, how do you know which is the best option?

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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.

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