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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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13th May 2022

Is Equity Release a good idea and is it safe?

Equity release could be a good idea if you’re 55 or older and want extra money for retirement, home or garden improvements or perhaps to help family financially. But is it safe? We take a look to help you decide.

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09th May 2022

What is Martin Lewis advice on pension drawdown?

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

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01st Mar 2022

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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03rd Feb 2022

What can I use Equity Release For?

The Key Equity Release Report 2021 highlights the key uses of equity release in 2021. Read our summary, it could give you some ideas if your are considering release equity from your home.

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03rd Oct 2021

Are Funeral Plans better than Over 50s Life Insurance?

Is a prepaid funeral plan or over 50 life insurance better for you? We compare the two, to help you decide. Read on and get a quote for both options.

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01st Oct 2021

Choosing a funeral plan for your parents

Are you helping your parent choose a prepaid funeral plan? Single of joint funeral plans are available. Find out mroe and get a quote today.

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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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14th Jul 2021

Joint Funeral Plans a Cheaper Way to Prepay

Are you aware of your options when it comes to joint funeral plans? They may save you money.

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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

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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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