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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
What are green funerals? Image
14th Oct 2015

What are green funerals?

An environmentally friendly or green funeral is an alternative to a traditional funeral

Why Energy Users Should Compare Prices Image
08th Oct 2015

Why Energy Users Should Compare Prices

Switching energy supplier has never been easier, whilst competition between the energy suppliers has never been greater.

British Expats Beware: Investment Advisers Can Seriously Damage Your Wealth Image
30th Sep 2015

British Expats Beware: Investment Advisers Can Seriously Damage Your Wealth

British Expats who have lost money falling prey to some shady advisers employing dubious investment strategies

Bucket List Favourites for the Over 50s Image
28th Sep 2015

Bucket List Favourites for the Over 50s

If you are fifty plus here are some of the favourite bucket list entries for the over 50s.

Choosing an Equity Release Scheme - our top 10 tips Image
03rd Sep 2015

Choosing an Equity Release Scheme - our top 10 tips

How do you choose the right equity release scheme when it#39;s a once in a lifetime decision to make?

The rising cost of funerals Image
31st Aug 2015

The rising cost of funerals

By 2025 funeral costs will exceed pound;6,000 ndash; you can see for yourself by using our funeral calculator.

Choosing Health Insurance: our top 10 tips Image
27th Aug 2015

Choosing Health Insurance: our top 10 tips

Looking for a private health insurance plan can seem quite daunting - where do you start?

What is Peer to Peer lending? Image
21st Aug 2015

What is Peer to Peer lending?

Peer to peer lending is the practice of individuals lending to each other without a bank or loan company

Funeral Plan Review Part 6 – Age UK Image
20th Aug 2015

Funeral Plan Review Part 6 – Age UK

The Age UK Funeral Plan is provided by one of the companies we work with Dignity Read more

The Heat Is On As Cremation Costs Soar By 30% Image
19th Aug 2015

The Heat Is On As Cremation Costs Soar By 30%

Cremation costs have risen by a third since 2010 from pound;475 to pound;640 Find out more

Pay Off Your Mortgage With Equity Release Image
18th Aug 2015

Pay Off Your Mortgage With Equity Release

Many are turning to equity release schemes to help them to pay off their mortgages, find out why

The Financial Cost of Repatriation Image
14th Aug 2015

The Financial Cost of Repatriation

One of the most significant costs is the repatriation of the deceasedrsquo;s body back to the UK

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