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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
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

Joint Funeral Plans – a Cheaper Way to Prepay Image
26th May 2014

Joint Funeral Plans – a Cheaper Way to Prepay

Many people arenrsquo;t aware of their options when it comes to getting joint funeral plans - they can save money

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

Which Health Insurance plan is best if you are Over 50? Image
20th May 2014

Which Health Insurance plan is best if you are Over 50?

So you are 50 plus - the question is, which health insurance plan will meet your requirements and budget?

Aviva Over 50 Life Insurance Review – The Guaranteed Lifelong Protection Plan Image
20th May 2014

Aviva Over 50 Life Insurance Review – The Guaranteed Lifelong Protection Plan

For my fourth Over 50 Life Insurance Review, I am focusing on the Aviva Guaranteed Lifelong Protection Plan

How to Compare Health Insurance Image
19th May 2014

How to Compare Health Insurance

Private Medical Insurance can seem a little complex and confusing so itrsquo;s little wonder some of us shy away from taking time to compare health insurance quotes when it comes to looking for cover.

 The Sun Life Direct Over 50 Life Insurance Review – Guaranteed Over 50 Plan Image
16th May 2014

The Sun Life Direct Over 50 Life Insurance Review – Guaranteed Over 50 Plan

The third of my Over 50 Life Insurance Reviews is about a company I am certain you will either have heard of or at least seen the adverts. Think Michael Parkinson. Step forward Axa Wealthrsquo;s Sun Life Direct.

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

In the second of my series of Over 50 Life Insurance Reviews, I take a closer look at Engage Mutuals Over 50s Life Cover Plus Plan

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