Monthly Archives: December 2013

Christmas is coming……

The Lifetime offices will be shut from 4pm today (Monday, December 23) and will re-open on Thursday, January 2 at 9am. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Lifetime MD Ian inspiring next generation with BBIS talk

Lifetime MD Ian Dickinson, together with Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge, went back to school on Thursday morning! They opted out of school dinners though! They were the special guests of Horizon College, as part of Lifetime’s Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students project. Ian delivered his tremendous, inspirational success ‘story’ to Horizon’s Year 10 Business Studies…

‘Plastic fivers’ to be in circulation come 2016!

In just over two years time the Bank of England will start to issue plastic banknotes for the very first time. The Bank has issued paper banknotes since it was founded way back in 1694, but starting in 1916 there will be a plastic five pound note, featuring Sir Winston Churchill. A new polymer £10…

Congratulations in order as Lifetimer Annabelle achieves exam joy!

There is one young Lifetime lady who is all smiles today. Annabelle Dickinson has received the great news that she has passed her next accounting exam at College this morning! All her colleagues at Lifetime, plus her proud mum and dad and family, would like to say ‘congratulations Annabelle!’ Onwards and upwards!

FCA says it has ‘much to prove’ but hopes its future approach will benefit advisory industry

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted it has ‘much to prove’ to the advisory industry, but hopes its actions and approach in the future will indeed show it is different from previous regulators. In an end-of-year message to advisers, given exclusively to IFAonline.co.uk, the FCA said: “We recognise we have much to prove to…

British people twice as likely to insure their pets than themselves!

British people are twice as likely to take out pet insurance than a critical illness policy on themselves, a new survey has revealed. The research from Friends Life found that just 12% of individuals had a critical illness policy in place, compared to 21% of respondents who insured their pet. The vast majority of employees…

Young Apprentice winner Ashleigh proves a BBIS big hit!

South Yorkshire ‘entrepreneur’ Ashleigh Porter-Exley proved to be a big BBIS hit at Horizon College on Friday morning. Eighteen-years-old Ashleigh, who attended Wath Comprehensive School as a student, was the deserved winner of the BBC’s 2012 Young Apprentice, and won £25,000 from Lord Alan Sugar. She currently works for Reeds Rains Estate and Letting Agents –…

Financial Services Consumer Panel critical of some insurance companies and pension providers in new report

Some insurance companies and pension providers confuse customers and charge high commisions. That is the view of the Financial Services Consumer Panel, which works alongside the financial watchdog, the FCA. The Panel, in a new in a report on the sale of annuities to people when they retire, have been heavy in their criticism of…