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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
The Rise of the Mature Adventurer Image
13th Aug 2015

The Rise of the Mature Adventurer

If you think that adventure holidays are reserved for the younger generation you need to think again

Does your pet get better healthcare than you? Image
12th Aug 2015

Does your pet get better healthcare than you?

Does paying for your pet#39;s healthcare make a difference?

The Rising Cost of Family Insurance Image
10th Aug 2015

The Rising Cost of Family Insurance

Family insurance helps to protect your family from a whole host of potential hazards: Read more here

How to fund future care costs Image
05th Aug 2015

How to fund future care costs

Anyone who is paying for care and is affected by this deferral it will now be necessary to consider alternative sources of funding

Planning your funeral when living in Spain Image
03rd Aug 2015

Planning your funeral when living in Spain

When living in Spain planning your funeral may not be top or your list, but repatriation costs can be expensive

Don’t Mistake Your EHIC Card for Travel Insurance Image
29th Jul 2015

Don’t Mistake Your EHIC Card for Travel Insurance

The European Health Insurance Card, also known as the EHIC, which was introduced in June 2004 to provide reciprocal arrangements for medical treatment

Children Can Bank on Mum and Dad Image
28th Jul 2015

Children Can Bank on Mum and Dad

bank of mum and dad is playing an increasingly prominent role in providing financial assistance to children.

Where there's a Will Image
08th Jul 2015

Where there's a Will

It may surprise you to learn that over 8 million UK adults aged fifty or over have not made a will

Aged 50 Plus? It’s Time to Review Your Insurance Image
06th Jul 2015

Aged 50 Plus? It’s Time to Review Your Insurance

A review of your insurance needs when you reach 50 is likely to produce mixed results, read more to find out why

What would your ‘dream funeral’ be like? Image
02nd Jun 2015

What would your ‘dream funeral’ be like?

Brits dream funeral revealed in new survey by Over50choices. Read more

Mortgages for over 50s – what are the options? Image
12th May 2015

Mortgages for over 50s – what are the options?

Some mortgage lenders find it hard to assess these borrowers under the new affordability rules

2014 Care Act explained in new “Funding the Cost of Care” guide Image
28th Apr 2015

2014 Care Act explained in new “Funding the Cost of Care” guide

The 2014 Care Act was widely hailed a landmark of British social care as it defines social care needs across Britain, however,

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