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  • New wave of silver surfers turn to technology to beat the lockdown blues

    The Sunday Post, October 15, 2020

    David Attenborough logged onto Instagram for the first time last month at 94, proving age is no barrier when it comes to technology.

    And a new wave of silver ­surfers has been doing the same since Covid hit. Stuck in lockdown – and often solitude – over the past six months, a growing number of OATs (Old Age Techies) have signed up to the social media revolution and started connecting with family and friends on video calls. It is a means of staying in touch and combating loneliness.

    Over-50s social network Silversurfers now has more than one million members, with 125,000 joining since March.

    Click here to read the full article.


    The Guardian, November 7, 2017

    With just a few years under its belt, Silversurfers has succeeded in building a thriving online community that would be the envy of many a (much younger) company.  Click here to read the full article.

  • Pensioners are an underrated and underserved market

    The Economist, July 7, 2017

    Sacha Nauta writes about new trends in over 50s leisure and how the over 50s have changed in terms of their aspirations. This article appeared in the Special report section of the print edition under the headline "Don’t call us silver". Click here to read the full article.

  • Silversurfers website seek £3m investment

    This is Money, May 22, 2017

    Martin Lock, CEO of, states that he is aiming to attract funds from new investors. To read the full story, click here.

  • Silversurfers seeks backers looking for gold

    The Mail on Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Neil Craven writes how is looking for a further investment of £3m. To see the full article click here.

  • Theresa May guarantees pensioner incomes but REFUSES to promise triple lock protection

    Daily Express, April 26, 2017

    David Maddox in his article about pensions, quotes a poll which found that 60% of over 50s voters will support Theresa May's Conservative government. Martin Lock is quoted stating that the poll also found that the over 50s are giving the other political parties little support. To read the full story click here.

  • Silversurfers signs up insurers in challenge to Saga

    Mail on Sunday and Mail Online, March 12, 2017

    The Mail on Sunday's Neil Craven writes that has made deals with Allianz Global Assistance, A-Plan and Free Spirit to bring a range of insurance products to it's over 50s community. To read the full story click here.

  • strikes deal with major insurers as it looks to take a swipe at the Saga market

    This is Money, March 12, 2017

    This is Money writes that  has launched a range of products in partnership with insurers Allianz Global Assistance, A-Plan and Free Spirit. These include motor, home and life insurance. To read the full story click here.

  • Allianz targets over-50s market

    Insurance Business, March 7, 2017

    Insurance Business reports that Allianz Global Assistance has teamed up with, to provide Silversurfers members the insurer’s products including travel insurance, homecare service and collision damage waiver cover. To read the full story click here.

  • Allianz Global Assistance UK partners with

    ITCM, March 6, 2017

    ITCM writes that Allianz Global Assistance has partnered with, the online community for the over 50s. Under the new agreement, members can benefit from Allianz Global Assistance’s travel insurance, homecare service and CDW (collision damage waiver) cover, providing a wide range of emergency cover at home and away. To read the full story click here.

  • Payless … or clueless?

    The Sun on Sunday, February 5, 2017

    In the Mr Money article edited by Daniel Jones on consumer news and personal finance regarding the fact that paper statements are being phased out, Denise Pritchard was quoted stating that she believed consumers should be given a choice of going paperless or not.  Martin Lock also commented on the difficulty of keeping track of charges when people go paperless and how it is difficult to keep on top of charges.

  • Radio Interview about over 50s sleeping habits

    BBC Radio Lancashire, January 27, 2017

    Denise Pritchard, Marketing Director at, was interviewed on BBC Radio Lancashire on the Graham Liver Breakfast Show regarding the Barometer Survey about the over 50s sleeping habits. To listen to the interview click here and go to minute 01:58.

  • 84% of the over 50s sleep apart

    News Dump, January 27, 2017

    News Dump picked up the findings of the Barometer Surver about the sleeping habits of the over 50s. To read the full story click here.

  • 84% of the over 50s think sleeping in separate beds makes perfect sense!

    The Mature Times, January 27, 2017

    The Mature Times published Silversurfers findings that many over 50s sleep apart and find they have a better quality of life. To read the full article, click here.

  • Sun Spot

    The Sun, January 27, 2017

    The Barometer Survey which found that "84% of the over 50s think sleeping in separate beds makes perfect sense" was featured in The Sun.

  • Supercharge your staff with recruits aged 50 and over

    First Women, January 4, 2017

    Dara Jegede discusses how employers should look to the over 50s to supercharge their workforce. To read the full article click here.

  • Life really does begin at 50: 2017 will be the year for the over 50s

    Daily Express, December 30, 2016

    Over 50s will be more adventurous in 2017 and they don't suffer fools gladly! To read the full article click here.

  • The over 50s are starting 2017 with attitude!

    Marginella, December 29, 2016

    Over 92% of the over 50s have changed their attitute to life. To read the full article click here.

  • The over 50s are starting 2017 with attitude!

    The Borneo Post, December 27, 2016

    Silversurfers Baromter Survey about the attitudes of the over 50s states that 50% are more adventurous. To read the full article click here.

  • Top Websites for the over 50s

    The Telegraph, November 20, 2016

    The Telegraph lists as one of the top five websites for the over 50s.

  • Money lessons I wished I’d learnt in my 20s

    Huffington Post, October 20, 2016

    Denise Pritchard, Marketing Director of, talks about money lessons she learnt in her 20s.

  • What makes for a great marriage?

    Euro Weekly, July 7, 2016

    A third of the over 50s have been together for more than 41 years. Martin Lock, CEO of commented: "It's encouraging to see that the institution of marriage is enduring ..."

  • Over 50s overwhelmingly in favour of Brexit – 77% belive it will see the end of the EU

    Daily Express, June 21, 2016

    The survey also found that 77% believed that other countries would follow the UK's lead.

  • Life really does begin at 50

    Woman's Own, April 28, 2016

    Denise Pritchard,'s Marketing Director, tells Woman Own's readers how she travelled Europe in her motorhome.

  • 65% of over 50s will vote to leave the EU

    FinBuzz, April 7, 2016

    The survey also revealed that 59% didn't think David Cameron had got a good enough deal for Britain.

  • Over 50s have had enough

    Daily Express, April 7, 2016 poll reveals that over half of over 50s will vote to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June 2016.

  • Major blow for remain campaign as over 50s overwhelmingly back brexit

    Daily Express, February 2, 2016

    65% of the over 50s who participated in the Silversurfers Brexit survey want Britain to leave the EU.

  • Where’s my old flame now, Facebook?

    The independent, July 27, 2015

    Martin Lock, CEO of said: "We were stunned at the popularity of Facebook."

  • Flirty fifties

    The Express, July 21, 2015

    Rebecca Perring reports on's survey which reveals that one in six over 50s check out old flames on Facebook.

  • Facebook helps to rekindle old flames

    The Stateman, July 21, 2015

    The Stateman says that survey find that one in six senior Britains log into Facebook to find old flames.

  • Facebook helps elderly rekindle old flames

    The Hindu, July 21, 2015

    Based on research, The Hindu advises the over 50s can find old flames on Facebook. Nearly 81% said they checked Facebook one a day.

  • Facebook used by over 50s to check out old flames and upload selfies

    Value Walk, July 20, 2015

    16% of over 50s in the UK use Facebook to check out old flames and the survey also found that 16% upload selfies to show old partners how good they look.

  • Have you checked out an old flame on Facebook? You are not alone

    Huffington Post, July 20, 2015

    The Huff says that Facebook is the go-to site for the over 50s based on research.

    47% will spend more time on Facebook as they age.

  • Over 50s check out old flames on Facebook

    Mail Online, July 20, 2015 reveals that the over 50s will use Facebook more and more and how it helps them stay in touch with friends and family.

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