Monthly Archives: November 2016

Lifetime’s Pension Professionals stand out from the rest!

We believe that our team of Pension Professionals stand out from the rest. They certainly do in our new online and social media promotion of them! The Lifetime specialist pensions department is focussed on providing the best advice possible to our personal and corporate clients. The team (pictured below) has over 150 years of combined…

Income tax threshold to be raised announces Chancellor Hammond in Autumn Statement

Philip Hammond today delivered his first Autumn Statement as the Conservative Government’s Chancellor of the Exchequer – and there were a number of key issues surrounding taxation and pay. Hammond revealed that the income tax threshold is to be raised to £11,500 in April 2017. It currently stands at £11,000 . The Chancellor also stated that the…

FCA introduces cap on early exit pension charges

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today announced its final rules on capping early exit charges for consumers eligible to access the government’s pension reforms from age 55. From 31 March 2017, early exit charges will be capped at 1% of the value of existing contract-based personal pensions, including workplace personal pensions. Early exit charges…

Passed on Merit! Lifetimer Tracy chalks up exam success

Lifetimer Tracy Ward has chalked up a notable exam success. Tracy (pictured), who had operated as a Mortgage Adviser with the company and as such had been studying for the Diploma for Financial Advisers Unit 1 (Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics), has passed with merit. Well done Tracy!

Joe is ‘star baker’ as he takes 2016 Lifetime charity Bake-Off crown!

The 2016 Lifetime Charity Bake-Off proved to be the toughest competition yet, with a number of terrific entries. Special judges, former Lifetimer Barbara ‘Mary Berry’ Collins, Beverley ‘Paul Hollywood’ Shapcott, who kindly took time out from maternity leave, and  and Lucie ‘Sue Perkins’ Haxby, had a very difficult time making their decision, but after what seemed…