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4 Finance Jobs Not to Put off in 2019

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With 2019 well and truly here, getting in shape is one of the top new year’s resolutions. But you shouldn’t just focus on physically and mentally getting in shape – let’s look at financially as well. Here are our top 3 financial jobs you shouldn’t put off in 2019.

  1. Remortgaging

In August 2018, the Bank of England increased the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75%*. It’s highest level since March 2009. With this increase, mortgage lenders have started increasing many of the lower rates that many contractor borrowers have been enjoying. By reviewing your mortgage, you could secure your mortgage onto a new competitive fixed rate while they still exist (2, 5 or even some 10-year fixed rates are available). Lifetime Planning can search for remortgage deals on your behalf with major high street lenders and have access to exclusive deals that aren’t available on the high street.

Speak to one of our expert mortgage advisers about reviewing your mortgage.

*BBC, August 2018

  1. Self-Assessment Tax Return

If you are self-employed, the self-assessment tax deadline is looming. You only have until the 31st January to fill in the online self-assessment tax return. You should get in touch with your accountant if you are struggling to fill out the tax return form.

Please note Lifetime Planning does not offer advice on taxation matters. You should contact your accountant or other suitably qualified person to confirm whether this product is appropriate for your circumstances.

  1. Life Insurance

A new year gives you the time to look back at changes in your life. You may have got married, had a child, a new home or even be earning a higher day rate than you were previously. With changes in your life, you should update your life insurance to reflect these changes.

Updating your policies to include things like critical illness cover, which could pay out if the worst were to happen and you are diagnosed with cancer, have a stroke or even have a heart attack.

Other policies include income protection, which comes to the rescue in the event that you are forced to hang up your cape due to injury or illness. It matches your monthly outgoings until you return to paid work or retire.

Speak to our expert protection advisers about updating your life insurance.

  1. Your Will power

If the worst was to happen, you’d want to have your estate and financial planning sorted out.

Without having a will in place, there could be a potential disaster in terms of distress caused to families, unnecessary legal fees and money lost to the taxman. Without the proper legal documentation your dependents future could be decided by the local authority.

You wouldn’t want to leave it too late.

Please note Lifetime Planning does not offer advice on wills. You should contact a suitably qualified person to confirm what is suitable for your circumstances.

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Get yourself in good financial shape this year, speak to our expert mortgage and protection advisers at Lifetime Planning.

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Welcome to our latest news and blogs. Lifetime Planning offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for your mortgage and protection needs. We’ll strive to find you the most suitable mortgage and protection solutions to meet your specific needs. Call us now on 0800 43 53 49 or email us at


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