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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 many faces of Equity Release Mortgages Image
28th May 2014

The many faces of Equity Release Mortgages

Releasing equity from your home has never been better regulated and is growing in popularity

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

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

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