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‘Our adviser Ken was friendly, professional and knowledgeable’

Lifetime Mortgage Adviser Ken Abbott has received a lovely, heartfelt message from grateful clients.

Dean and Alison Jacques had been looking for mortgage and life insurance advice and were delighted with how Ken (pictured below) dealt with their needs.

They said: “After being recommended by a colleague, we contacted Lifetime for financial advice, primarily to arrange a mortgage, but also for life insurance.

Our adviser Ken was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He advised us with no pressure and found the right products for us.

“We would highly recommend Lifetime and will use their services again in the future.”

  • If you’re moving into a new home you’ll already have more than enough on your plate, but even if you just need help with a re-mortgage or product transfer we understand that you have a busy life. We can take the burden of dealing with mortgage lenders off your shoulders.
  • Our qualified mortgage advisers and experienced administration team can save you time by making sure that your application is organised and has all the important details first time.

Double exam delight for Lifetimers!

Following hot on the heels of the exam success enjoyed by their colleague James, Lifetimers Miles Myers and Joe Musson are also celebrating.

The two trainee financial planners have also successfully negotiated their latest exams.

Miles (pictured below) passed the RO2 (Investment principles and risk) paper.

Meanwhile, Joe (pictured below) was all smiles after he passed the RO3 (Personal Taxation) exam.

Well done guys!

Lifetimer James passes RO5 finance exam

A great piece of news emerged from Lifetime this week – with trainee financial planner James Fisher successfully passing the RO5 (Financial Protection) exam.

Former University of Sheffield graduate James (pictured below) is now just one more exam away from becoming  a fully qualified financial planner with the company.

James is just one of a number of trainee financial planners at Lifetime.

Well done James! Nearly there!

Look out for the Lifetime Mortgage Machine!

Once there was Scooby Doo and his mystery-solving chums Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy………well now there is the Lifetime Mortgage Machine!

Our specialist mortgage team (pictured below) take the time to explain all of the different options open to you, to make sure that you are with the right provider and have the right mortgage product.

We firmly believe our Mortgage Department stand out from the crowd – and they are also happy not to take themselves too seriously! Which is rather a good thing, especially when we proposed a ‘social media make-over’ for them!

Taking inspiration from the legendary Scooby Doo cartoon series created in 1969 by the American animation company Hanna-Barbera, we have replaced the Mystery Machine with our very own ‘Mortgage Machine’.

While Scooby and ‘those pesky kids’ managed to track down and unmask criminals in their own, unique style, our experts unravel mortgage mysteries for our grateful clients.

Mortgage Advisers Ken Abbott (aka Shaggy), Scott Kershaw (Fred), Mortgage Manager Michelle Youel (Daphne) and Mortgage Administrator Beverley Shapcott (Velma)- together with Ken’s own dog Charlie standing in for Scooby – are pictured (below) in Lifetime’s very own Mortgage Machine, ready, willing and able to help people land their dream home!

Back in their cartoon heyday, the Mystery Machine popped up all over, tracking down and capturing criminals in eye-catching fashion.

The Lifetime Mortgage Machine is equally adept when it comes to delivering top quality advice and results!

And here are our Mortgage stars in their eye-catching ‘cartoon’ form!

    

Whether you’re buying your first home or moving up the housing ladder the time when you need a mortgage can be exciting.  However, choosing the mortgage for you can be daunting. Our mortgage brokers can help you to find the right deal.

We can help you with:

  • Your first mortgage as a first time buyer
  • A mortgage for your house move
  • Your buy-to let property
  • Product transfers

We will take the time to explain all of the different options to you to make sure you that you are with the right provider and have the right mortgage product.

If you’re moving into a new home you’ll already have more than enough on your plate, but even if you just need help with a re-mortgage or product transfer we understand that you have a busy life.  We can take the burden of dealing with mortgage lenders off your shoulders.

Our qualified mortgage advisers and experienced administration team can save you time by making sure that your application is organised and has all the important details first time.

Because we have many years of experience dealing with different lenders we know who can help you if you have complicated circumstances.  We deal with a full range of lenders from across the country.

We are here to offer help and advice to our clients, and we don’t believe in stopping as soon as your mortgage has been offered.  After you have received your offer we will still be here to help you with questions about your mortgage. This is part of the reason why we don’t collect our fee until you complete on your mortgage.

We will always be on your side.  If you want unbiased, expert advice and friendly service contact us by phone, email or through our contact form.

If you need mortgage help, then don’t hesitate to get in touch! The Lifetime Mortgage Machine could be the answer to your prayers!

  • Our fabulous quartet will be on regular show via our social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LifetimeFM

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifetimeBarnsley/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lifetimefm

Lifetimer James passes R04 Pensions and Retirement Planning exam with flying colours

Lifetimer James Fisher is now well on the way to becoming  a fully qualified financial planner with the company.

Former University of Sheffield graduate James (pictured below), is one of a number of trainee financial planners at Lifetime, and as well as his normal daily workload he has been studying hard for exams.

That revision paid off this week as James passed the RO4 Pensions and Retirement Planning exam.

Well done sir! Onwards and upwards!

Another bumper Lifetime cheque for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

Lifetime financial planner Paul Bassinder and Social Media Manager Andrew Lodge were only too pleased to pop along to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice on Tuesday morning to deliver a cheque from our referral scheme.

Paul and Andrew are pictured below handing over the £758.48 cheque to Bluebell Wood fundraiser Julie Hampson.

Said Paul: “It was a pleasure to be invited to the hospice for the cheque presentation. They do such fabulous work and it is great to be able to help in some way.”

The amount Lifetime has given hospices up and down the country through its referral scheme has now soared past the £34,000 mark.

Find out more about our hospice scheme

Lifetimer Steve completes 23-mile Acorn Amble – raising cash for charity

Lifetime pension specialist Steve Lambarth once again successfully completed the 23-mile long ‘Acorn Amble’, from Castleton to Burncross, all in the aid of charity.

Steve (pictured below, far right, with his walking colleagues) undertook the seven-hour walk to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

 

He said: “A massive thanks to all those who sponsored me to complete the 23 mile hike from Castleton in Derbyshire to the Acorn Pub at Burncross (Chapeltown).

“Sore feet and sore limbs were the theme of the day for Sunday – a good day to be on the couch watching England beat Panama in the World Cup!

“As usual Lifetime have come up trumps and between you all you have committed over £400 to a great cause – Weston Park Cancer Charity.

“I’d like to issue a very big thanks to those people who kindly sponsored me and a presentation night will take place at the Acorn Inn in Burncross in a couple of months when all funds raised will be presented.”

 

Lifetime referral scheme generates more cash for Barnsley Hospice

Barnsley Hospice Corporate Fundraiser Simon Atkinson popped into Lifetime HQ on Friday afternoon to receive another bumper cash donation from our highly successful referral scheme.

Simon was presented with a cheque for £853.90 from Lifetime financial planner Steve Baskind (see picture below).

Said Simon: “We are very, very grateful to Lifetime for the regular donations we receive from their referral scheme. It is a fantastic initiative.

“The support from Lifetime over the last few years has been incredible. They have donated over £18,000 since their first donation in 2010. We’d like to say a big, big thank you to everyone at Lifetime on behalf of all the staff and volunteers at Barnsley Hospice.”

Twenty-one hospices up and down the country have benefited from the referral scheme (http://lifetime-fm.com/lifetime-in-the-community/hospice-referral-scheme/).

This latest hospice cheque took the Lifetime Referral Scheme total to over £33,000.

For all introduced clients to Lifetime, we will donate, on your behalf, 10% of any initial fees generated on new transactions completed with these clients, to your local hospice.

Find out more about our hospice scheme

Lifetimer Tom passes pension exam

There was delight at Lifetime HQ on Friday morning – as the news came through that Pension Department Manager Tom Nelson had chalked up a notable exam success.

All Tom’s hard work and study paid off as confirmation came through that he had passed the AF7 pension transfers exam.

Well done Tom!

Exam not too taxing for delighted Lifetimer Charlie!

Lifetimer Charlie Parker has taken another notable step towards establishing himself as a fully qualified financial planner with the company.

His latest exam – the RO3 (Personal Taxation) – proved to be not too taxing as the young man passed with flying colours!

Charlie (pictured below) is one of a number of trainee financial planners at Lifetime.

Well done young man!