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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
Pension scam - take care of your pension pot Image
15th Jan 2018

Pension scam - take care of your pension pot

It is an unfortunate fact of life that there are plenty of people out there who will be only too keen to remove your money from you by whatever means possible. That includes your pension lump sums or ldquo;pension potrdquo; as theyrsquo;re sometimes called.

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11th Jan 2018

The importance of setting up a Will

One of the major problems faced by many people, however, is that the legal jargon and terminology involved in writing a Will can be bewildering. Plus, there is also a common misconception that making a Will needs help from a solicitor ndash; which may be expensive.nbsp;

What is the best health insurance 2018? Image
09th Jan 2018

What is the best health insurance 2018?

Have you decided to look for a health insurance plan in 2018? If so, what type and level of cover do you expect and how much are you prepared to pay for it?

Which is best single or mult -trip travel insurance? Image
08th Jan 2018

Which is best single or mult -trip travel insurance?

This article will discuss what you need to know when buying cover, so you can make an informed decision as to which option is the most appropriate for you.nbsp;

Over 50 and need health insurance? Image
03rd Jan 2018

Over 50 and need health insurance?

Are you put off the thought of private health insurance because of your age and what it is likely to cost?nbsp;The good news is that it might not prove as expensive as you think, since there are ways of reducing the cost of over 50 health insurance, making it an affordable option.

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04th Dec 2017

Getting a Clean Bill of Health with the NHS Health Check

Although we may take it for granted, the state of our health is of the utmost importance and can have a serious impact on the way we live our lives. As we get older, the risks to our health become more apparent, so the need to get and stay fit increases.

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29th Nov 2017

Choosing Private Health Insurance over the NHS

One of the primary reasons people choose private health care is to speed up the treatment process; so I was interested to read a recent article on the BBC news website about NHS targets

Are you one of the 3 million people that have switched Energy Supplier this year? Image
11th Aug 2017

Are you one of the 3 million people that have switched Energy Supplier this year?

UK Energy the trade association for the energy industry has reported that over three million people have now switched energy supplier

What will you do with your Pension Pot? Image
09th Aug 2017

What will you do with your Pension Pot?

Since the pension rules changed in April 2015 the way people access their pension pots unsurprisingly has changed, but what about your pension pot?

Boom in equity release Image
19th Jul 2017

Boom in equity release

The research suggested that there has been a 30% surge in the number of the over 50s taking up the opportunities presented by equity releasenbsp;

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19th Jun 2017

Pet Cremation and Burial

It has been a while since I last wrote about Pet Cremation and funerals and a lot has changed in that time. My ginger, well mainly grey companion who laid at my feet whilst I tapped away at the keys is no longer with us

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09th Jun 2017

UK warned over Healthcare and NHS if Brexit ‘goes wrong’

It looks as though a great deal more Brits may be looking to get private health insurance quotes if a deal canrsquo;t be done to protect the healthcare and support received by expat pensioners after Brexit

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