Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Capital gain – as Lifetime helps Barnsley woman buy a house from another Barnsley woman – in London!

Here’s a mortgage story with a bit of Barnsley bias! It’s a true Capital tale – as Barnsley-based financial management company Lifetime helps a Barnsley-born woman buy a house from another Barnsley-born woman – in London! Helen Clarke, originally from Birdwell, is the Production Director for the British designer Margaret Howell. She went to Worsbrough…

Signs looking good for Lifetime!

The signs are looking good for Lifetime! In fact one particular sign is really making people sit up and take notice! Lifetime House, at Great Cliffe Court, Dodworth, has our sign emblazoned on the front of the building (see below). Not only is it eye-catching during the day, but it lights up at at night…

Average Briton spends almost a year on sick list throughout their working life says new survey

The average Briton spends almost a year off sick throughout their working life, according to new research. The survey of full-time workers, carried out by LV=, revealed that stress and depression are two of the most common illnesses that resulted in long absences. Workers said they took an average of two and a half months…

PPI complaints top one million mark confirms Financial Ombudsman

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has now received over one million complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI), with the majority of them being in relation to the mis-selling of policies. The Ombudsman has revealed that in the second quarter of this financial year, from July to September, it received 115,247 new complaints about PPI. That…

HMRC contemplating whether platform charges should be subject to VAT

HM Revenue & Customs is investigating whether platform charges should be subject to VAT, according to the Money Marketing website. The article on http://www.moneymarketing.co.uk says that HMRC may seek to tax a wider range of platform charges after rebates became subject to income tax back in April. One option that has been floated among the…

The things that rile – and wind you up!

The things that rile……. They can be ‘big things’, something serious that could potentially have repercussions. Yet others can seem relatively small in life’s grand scheme. But there always seems to be something that, any any given moment, can really wind us up! It could be: Being stuck on the motorway, rain lashing down, as…

Stories have such power…..

There are stories everywhere. On TV there are soap stories, films, dramas and news bulletins. There are newspapers and magazines full of stories, true or fiction. Online news is widely available, many accompanied by videos and blogs. There are countless novels and short stories in bookshops. The e-book market is expanding. People love stories. They…

Now seven times more car mechanics than financial advisers

There are now seven times more car mechanics than financial advisers. The number of financial advisers has fallen sharply in response to the implementation of the retail distribution review. And fears are growing that not only are advisers falling by the wayside, but that consumers are turning more and more to ‘DIY investing’. Jasper Berens,…

Lifetimers meet up with local sporting stars!

Lifetime’s Financial Planner Paul Bassinder and Mortgage Adviser Ken Abbott braved the wet Yorkshire weather on Wednesday go and talk to a client. While there they both got chatting to a ‘brilliant young Kid’!! Highly-rated boxer Kid Galahad, to be exact! Paul managed to get this terrific photo of our Ken with the thoroughly likeable…