Monthly Archives: December 2014

Banks offering lowest-ever 10-year mortgage deals as inflation falls

Lowest-ever 10-year mortgage deals are being offered amid plunging inflation and the expectation that interest rates may now stay low for longer. Lower fuel prices have pushed the UK’s rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, the Office for National Statistics stated on Tuesday (December 16). The Consumer Prices Index inflation measure – which assesses the cost…

Financial sector responding positively to RDR reforms says FCA chief executive

Financial advisers are offering investors an increasingly professional service, tailored to their individual needs, according to a press release issued by the Financial Conduct Authority. It follows the first stage of the post-implementation review of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), along with thematic work into the disclosure of ongoing services and charges. In December 2012, new…

Concentrating on the client’s story is key to trust

As alternative financial planners, Lifetime put clients at the centre of our services rather than their money. We get to know a client and discover what’s important to them. Vitally, our starting point is their story. That is why we are confident that our client base will continue to grow, despite the latest research into ‘retirement market behaviours’,…

Lifetime get into festive spirit on Christmas Jumper Day – and raise money for Barnsley Hospice

The Lifetime team came together on Friday to celebrate National Christmas Jumper Day – and raise money for their good friends at Barnsley Hospice into the bargain! The top ‘jumper’ prize was won hands down by one of the Lifetime directors, Kevin, while everyone felt that colleague Scott had somehow painted his on….! Here are a few…

Lifetime’s BBIS project blazing the trail – and free!

It appears that Lifetime and our brilliant ‘Barnsley Businesses Inspiring Students’ speakers have been blazing the trail……. For while our BBIS project has been running for just over a year – and our speakers currently give their time free of charge at two Barnsley schools, Horizon College and Holy Trinity – yesterday in the House of…

Lifetime happy to host popular business event

Lifetime gladly threw open its doors on Wednesday morning to welcome members of Penistone Business Group and other guests to a networking event. And Lifetime House certainly proved to be a hive of activity – and excellent conversation – as the event attracted people from local business and Enterprising Barnsley. Lifetimers Sue and Tracey produced…

More women to seek financial advice on their pension pots suggests new survey

More women need to take financial advice on their pension pots after the government’s changes come into force next year. That is one of the findings from a survey carried out by technology specialist Selectapension, which found that in 2014 men made up 73 per cent of an adviser’s pension review activity. Only 27 per cent of…