Monthly Archives: April 2016

Episode 20 of Lifetime’s Desert Island Discs – featuring Office Administrator Mathew Leech

Desert Island Discs: Episode 20, featuring Office Administrator Mathew Leech: My choices are made! Here you are…..   Disc One: Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon I can’t imagine anyone not knowing the lyrics to this song! It’s brilliant! It reminds me of summer and playing it loud with the windows down.   Disc Two: Neutron…

Lifetimer Amy completes Yorkshire 3-Peaks Challenge for charity close to her heart

Lifetime office administrator Amy Brown completed the Yorkshire 3-Peaks Challenge on Saturday (April 23) – raising money for charity with every step she took to the summit! Said Amy (pictured below, right, with a colleague after completing the challenge): “There were around 25 of us who took on the Yorkshire 3-Peaks at the weekend. We were doing…

Big changes to the state pension now in operation

Big changes to the state pension have now come into operation. If clients reach state pension age after 5 April 2016 they will receive the ‘new state pension’. The full amount is £155.65 per week (2016/17) and up until 2020, it’s guaranteed to increase by the highest of price inflation, earnings growth or 2.5%, known as…

‘So happy that there are still kind, genuine people in the world’ – Lifetime client

Lifetime office administrator Sheila Lynch had a lovely telephone conversation with a client of financial planner Brian Howard on Tuesday – which left colleagues in tears! Sheila (pictured below) called one of Brian’s elderly clients to book an appointment. She got talking to the client and he told her how he had fallen and hit…

Double delight as Lifetimers Rupert and Scott pass their respective exams

There was double delight at Lifetime on Tuesday afternoon – after news came through of exam success. Lifetime director Rupert Smith (pictured below) passed his RO8 exam. Rupert became the third Lifetimer in recent weeks to pass that particular exam, following in the footsteps of financial planners Jane Gray and Brian Howard. Meanwhile, Lifetime mortgage administrator Scott…

FCA says rush to cash in pension pots is fading

The urge to cash in pension savings a year on from the introduction of new rules has been fading, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has said. Since the new regulations came into force on 6th April last year, savers have been able to release the cash from their pension pot from the age of 55, subject to…

Lifetimers enjoy their Wembley day!

The Barnsley FC supporters among the staff at Lifetime had a memorable day out at Wembley on Sunday – as their favourites overcame Oxford United 3-2 to win the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. By car, coach and train the various Lifetimers made their way to London for a capital adventure – and wearing their flat caps…