Monthly Archives: November 2013

Penistone and Stocksbridge MP calls for schoolkids to start learning about money

Penistone and Stocksbridge MP Angela Smith has called for local schoolchildren to start to learning about money. The Labour MP, who offered her support to Lifetime’s Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students venture, is also backing a charity’s new campaign to help improve the financial capability of young people. Every school in the Penistone and Stocksbridge area…

Barnsley FC chief executive booked in as BBIS speaker

Barnsley Football Club’s forward-thinking chief executive Ben Mansford will be going in to Horizon College early next month to tell ‘his story’. Ben is one of the committed speakers in the Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students venture – which has been put together by Lifetime and being trialled at the Dodworth-based school. The 33-year-old will speak…

FCA release statement on a cap on the cost of payday loans

The Financial Conduct Authority have today released a statement on a cap on the cost of payday loans. The statement read: “The power to cap the cost of credit will be formally established through amendments to the Banking Reform Bill, which is currently going through Parliament. “This will be one of a number of powerful…

Chris making big song and dance about ‘A Circle of Life’

A Lifetime client is making a big song and dance about a forthcoming musical show. Barnsley man Chris Pearsall is a member of BeVox community choir, who will be putting on their premier event of their autumn-winter 2013 season – ‘A Circle of Life’ – at Elsecar Heritage Centre’s Building 21 on Saturday, December 7….

Barnsley MP backing Charter to stop ‘payday loan rip-off’

A Barnsley MP has backed the Charter to stop the ‘payday loan rip-off’. Michael Dugher, the Labour Member of Parliament for Barnsley East, is among 70 MPs and Peers who have already backed the Charter – and now members of the public are being invited to add their support. The Charter calls for tougher regulation…

Well I never….! Those mind-boggling, real-life, incredulous moments!

Well I never! Coincidence, mind-boggling real-life moments, fate…… We have all encountered times in our lives where something ‘pops up’ that takes our breath away in astonishment, leaving us to shake our heads (or rub our eyes) in disbelief. Lifetimers Bill and Andrew were subjected to one of those moments on Monday. They had been…