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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
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

Top 5 reasons for releasing equity from your home Image
09th Aug 2017

Top 5 reasons for releasing equity from your home

Have you ever wondered what you would spend the cash on if you took an equity release loan to release money from your home?

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;

Pet Cremation and Burial Image
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

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

Protecting your wellbeing with health insurance ..... and a garden! Image
02nd Jun 2017

Protecting your wellbeing with health insurance ..... and a garden!

Dont worry, I havent finally lost the plot or gone mad.nbsp;according to research, gardening can also have a massive impact on both your physical and mental health

Mortgage debt and life insurance Image
25th May 2017

Mortgage debt and life insurance

Sometimes, the figures really do speak for themselves. In this instance, just two statistics suggest that the average homeowner in the UK has insufficient life insurance to cover their outstanding mortgage

Prepaid Funeral Burial Plans Review Image
25th May 2017

Prepaid Funeral Burial Plans Review

Compared to cremation funerals, burial costs can be considerably higher, mainly because of the cost of burial plots. As the majority of plan providers only include an allowance in their funeral plans to help with the actual burial or interment fees

Will Equity Release be part of your journey? Image
24th May 2017

Will Equity Release be part of your journey?

You only need to look to the internet to know that equity release schemes are growing in popularity, with a wide range of companies advertising their free equity release calculator services so you can see for yourself just how much you can borrow.

How much does it cost to buy a burial plot? Image
17th May 2017

How much does it cost to buy a burial plot?

A question I get asked a lot is lsquo;how much does it cost to buy a burial plotrsquo; to which I usually reply lsquo;how much is a piece of stringrsquo;. I am not meaning to be facetious or unhelpful but the cost of burial plots or burial lairs as they are known in Scotland really do vary that much

Are funeral plans regulated by the FCA? Image
16th May 2017

Are funeral plans regulated by the FCA?

Even the cheapest funeral plans cost a fair chunk of money though, so if you are committing to a prepaid funeral plan, you want to be certain that your money is safe.

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