The need to understand our financial picture

How times have changed! The responsibility of managing your finances, and that of your family, has never been more onerous than at this present time! In years gone by the majority of companies offered pension schemes that were fully managed by Trustees. If you were a member of one of those schemes then you had…

Financial Planner James passes J02 Trusts exam

Lifetime financial planner James Fisher is celebrating another notable exam success. James (pictured below), who is also the Chief Innovation Officer at Lifetime, has received the great news that he has passed the J02 Trusts exam. Well done James! Many congratulations!

Pension freedom gives you choices but proper guidance is crucial

Figures from HMRC show that in the third quarter of this year (2019), 327,000 people accessed their retirement savings. Retirement savings that were worth a total of £2.4 billion. According to HMRC, this was a 27% increase in the number of people taking cash from their pensions compared with the third quarter of 2018. Pension…

Lifetimer Anji delighted with RO5 exam success

Lifetime trainee financial planner Anji Ward has been studying hard for the past few months – and that work has paid off with a terrific exam success. Anji (pictured below), who is based at our Driffield office along with financial planners Robert Bligh and Kris Ward, has passed the RO5 (Financial Protection) paper. Well done Anji! Many congratulations!

Another cash boost for Barnsley Hospice from Lifetime referral scheme

Lifetime’s highly successful referral scheme has resulted in another cash boost for Barnsley Hospice. The hospice’s corporate fundraiser Simon Atkinson was a welcome visitor to Lifetime House on Tuesday morning to receive a cheque for £198.02 from our director William Bottomley (pictured below). The foundation of our financial management business has always been the relationships…

Lifetimer Joseph passes R01 finance exam

Lifetime trainee financial planner Joseph Dickinson is celebrating exam success. On Tuesday morning Joseph (pictured below) passed the R01 financial services, regulation and ethics exam.    Many congratulations Joseph!  

What is meant by the term ‘Financial Planning’?

Financial planning is an ongoing process that helps you make sensible decisions about money, so that you achieve your goals in life. It is about getting organised. It is far better to be in control of your finances rather than letting those finances control you. Many people find their finances confusing, aren’t sure where they…

Have you been asking yourself ‘when can I retire?’

When can I retire? Quite often it can be hard to imagine life in retirement. It is even trickier figuring out how to achieve it. You have a limited time to plan for your future and so you need to make sure that you make the right decisions during your working life. Have you been…

Lifetimer Danny delighted with RO5 exam success

Lifetimer Danny North is one very delighted young man! Danny (pictured below) has been studying hard in the last few months – and that work has paid off with a terrific exam success. Danny has passed his RO5 (Financial Protection) paper. Well done Danny! Many congratulations!