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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.

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Grieving families may be forced to take loans as the death tax rises by up to 9,202%  Image
13th Mar 2017

Grieving families may be forced to take loans as the death tax rises by up to 9,202%

From May, grieving families could be forced to take out short-term loans in order to implement the probate process suggests Government analysis, following an increase to fees.

What is a Living Will? Image
22nd Nov 2016

What is a Living Will?

Many of these risks can be avoided by the use of a lsquo;living willrsquo;. You can read more about what a living Will is here

Writing a Will & what is Prepaid Probate? Image
27th Oct 2015

Writing a Will & what is Prepaid Probate?

Writing a will allows you to keep control of your assets after you die. Prepaid probate could save your estate money. Read more

Where there's a Will Image
08th Jul 2015

Where there's a Will

It may surprise you to learn that over 8 million UK adults aged fifty or over have not made a will

Considerations when writing a Will Image
16th Feb 2015

Considerations when writing a Will

You are never too young to make a Will, in fact doing so may give you peace of mind. There are various ways to write a Will take a look

How much does probate cost? Image
04th Nov 2014

How much does probate cost?

In 2013 the average cost of probate was pound;2,160; a figure that has increased by a massive 39% over the last year. Read more

The biggest losers of not making a Will Image
02nd Oct 2014

The biggest losers of not making a Will

New intestacy rules come into effect 1st Oct 2014 see who the biggest loser is by not making a Will. Read on

Why do I need a Will? Image
25th Jul 2014

Why do I need a Will?

Unfortunately the need for making a Will is a question asked and dismissed by almost two thirds of the UK. Read more

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

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