Ashley's blog

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
Will the local authority and taxman take your money? Image
29th May 2014

Will the local authority and taxman take your money?

Inheritance tax could take up to 40% of your estate but if you need long term care the Local Authority can take everything!

Is the Income Protection Insurance Market Broken? Image
27th May 2014

Is the Income Protection Insurance Market Broken?

The report goes on to say that only 8% of families have any form of income protection insurance.

Do you haggle for the best travel money exchange rate? Image
27th May 2014

Do you haggle for the best travel money exchange rate?

Looking for the best travel money deal? Take care; the exchange rate may not be what it seems!

Annuities are dead - long live annuities! Image
26th May 2014

Annuities are dead - long live annuities!

In March 2014, the government made sweeping changes to the UK annuity market, giving the consumer greater control over their pension pot.

How do I get the best Over 65 Travel Insurance? Image
26th May 2014

How do I get the best Over 65 Travel Insurance?

Here are my top tips for getting the best from your travel insurance for over 65s. Over50choices provides free quotes

Have your parents made a Will? Image
22nd May 2014

Have your parents made a Will?

Do you know if your parents have made a Will yet? Making a Will is pivotal to later life planning

Is a happy retirement really £15,000 a year? Image
22nd May 2014

Is a happy retirement really £15,000 a year?

The National Employment Savings Trust Report states that a pension income of pound;15,000 a year will make you feel more comfortable in retirement.

Energy Supplier loses over 370,000 customers in one year yet still makes £1.4bn! Image
21st May 2014

Energy Supplier loses over 370,000 customers in one year yet still makes £1.4bn!

Anyway back to moaning about Energy Suppliers: One of the big 6 has made headline news again; surprised?

Over 50 Car Insurance – the tipping point for the older driver Image
21st May 2014

Over 50 Car Insurance – the tipping point for the older driver

Car insurance is a funny thing, especially for the Over 50s. For a time you are viewed like a fine full bodied wine; improving with age with a wealth of experience

Engage Mutual Over 50 Life Insurance Review – The Engage Over 50s Life Cover Plus Plan Image
10th May 2014

Engage Mutual Over 50 Life Insurance Review – The Engage Over 50s Life Cover Plus Plan

Now named One Family, our over 50s life insurance experts review what was Engage Mutual’s over 50s life cover. Read all our reviews to compare over 50 plans and find the best deal.

The Legacy of Prostate Cancer Image
11th Apr 2014

The Legacy of Prostate Cancer

Ive had prostate cancer, sometimes it feels like someone else is in the room: do you remember Randel amp; Hopkirk

What do Billy Connolly and Ashley Shepherd have in Common? Image
06th Mar 2014

What do Billy Connolly and Ashley Shepherd have in Common?

Billy Connolly#39;s Big Send Off is on TV in May. The Big Yin had prostate cancer and now has Parkinson#39;s, Life isnt fair!

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