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Is Now the Time to Switch Mortgage?

This week, the Bank of England voted to increase the base rate from 0.25% to 0.5%. The first increase in the base rate since 2007. [1]

With this increase, it looks that mortgage rates are set to increase from the record-low rates that many borrowers have been enjoying.

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This month men all over the country will be growing out their facial hair for Movember as a fun way to raise awareness of men’s cancer and mental health risks.

We all think “it won’t happen to me”. Well as much as men might like to bury their head in the sand and pretend that’s the case, the facts are somewhat different.

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With the summer months long gone and the festive month(s) nearing, now is a good time to look at your mortgage.

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3 Times When to Switch Your Mortgage

Remortgaging is all about switching your mortgage without the hassle of moving to a new house. There are key times to do this. You don’t have to stay with the same lender for the duration of your mortgage, but don’t just switch mortgage to free up extra cash for holidays. Instead make an informed decision where the advantage is in your corner. Such as the following…

1. When rates are low

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Life Without Insurance – Would You Run the Risk?

Could you and your family cope financially if the worst was to happen and you could not earn a living? Read on for our infographic on Critical Illness and Income Protection – Would You Run the Risk?

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Could our Mortgage Jedi's help you with remortgaging? Freephone 0800 43 53 49 or fill in our online enquiry form.

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Lifetime Planning takes part in Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research

Today, we took part in Wear a Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research!  Wear a Hat Day takes place all over the UK. Our taking part is to help raise awareness and vital funds for this pioneering charity.

Scott Kennedy, CEO at Lifetime Planning, said: “The diagnosis of a brain tumour is devastating news to receive. Not only for the individual, but their family and friends as well. We are proud to help fund the fight against this disease which takes children from their parents and parents from their children before their time."

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[definition] Critical Illness Cover pays out when the worst happens and you’re diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer or stroke.

At the age of 37, one of our clients received the worst news. She had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The worst diagnosis you could ever receive. Sadly, there are 980 cases of cancer diagnosed every day*.

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Critical Illness Cover - Do you need it?

Could you and your family cope financially if the worst was to happen and you were to become seriously ill and could not earn a living?

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Income Protection Cover - Do you need it?

If you are unable to work because of illness, injury or disability - could you still pay your mortgage, bills or other living expenses?

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Our 5 Step Guide To Reviewing Your Mortgage

With mortgage rates at an all time low - we've put together a handy 5 Step Guide to Remortgaging.

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Our 10 Step Guide to Arranging a Mortgage

The first step on the property ladder is always the hardest. The thought of getting a mortgage is daunting - Where do I begin? Who do I contact first? Shall I start house hunting first?

So to answer all your questions, we've put together a quick 10 step infographic to getting a mortgage.

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All the different insurance types can seem confusing. Check out our image below for an overview of different life insurance types and how they can help you. 

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Posted by on in Christmas

So, the season is upon us. Your office Christmas party is nearing. A chance for you and your colleagues to go out and enjoy the festive spirit(s). Do the following 10 stages sound familiar to you?

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Movember – Don’t Bury Your Head in the Sand

This month men all over the country will be growing out their facial hair for Movember as a fun way to raise awareness of men’s cancer and mental health risks.

We all think “It won’t happen to me”. Well as much as men might like to bury their head in the sand and pretend that’s the case, the facts are somewhat different.

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Global Treatment in real life

With worsening hearing loss in his right ear and a diagnosis of a rare benign tumour Ian was facing surgery. However he was in no pain and had no other symptoms. Feeling confused and uneasy, Ian contacted Best Doctors.GlobalTreatment

Best Doctors gave Ian access to surgical expertise

An MRI scan revealed an acoustic neuroma, a rare yet benign brain tumour that occurs on the nerve connecting the inner ear to the brain.

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Put your life insurance on expenses.

Relevant Life Cover is potential tax efficient level term cover which can be used to cover anything from your mortgage to family protection. View our infographic below for more.

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Stoptober & Go Sober for October

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As the nights get longer and weather cools off we start thinking about Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas; they aren’t that far away now! In one last push to get some of those New Year’s resolutions sorted before the end of the year, October offers two options with Stoptober and Go Sober for October. So if you want to quit smoking or drink less, this month has got you covered!

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How long would you survive on your savings?

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A recent study from Shelter revealed that more than a third of families (37%)1 in England could not afford to pay housing costs for more than one month if they lost their income and 23% of working families would be unable to pay housing costs at all.

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