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A Seasonal Message from our Sponsor, Richard Lucy at Finance Planning

A Seasonal Message from our Sponsor, Richard Lucy at Finance Planning

Derick Branagan4 Dec 2023 - 16:57
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Dear Members and Players,

I am hoping you are all now fully settled into the 2023-24 season at St Francis. We have almost reached the half way mark! Whilst we have had to temporarily lose the 3s team we are welcomed by a number of new players which is always encouraging. The Leps seem to be coming on leaps and bounds and a few more have filtered into the 1s and 2s. Sincere thanks to Colin too who is providing us with some great coaching to adults and the Leps.

As you are aware, I am very pleased to continue my sponsorship of the club for the third year now and hope that you will take a few moments to visit my page at Finance Planning for mortgage and protection advice. I also advise on equity release and have colleagues who can advise on many other matters.

Richard Lucy Mortgage and Protection Advice | For great mortgage advice talk to Richard Lucy (

The mortgage market has certainly seen a shake up in the last 12 months first with rising interest rates and now falling interest rates which we hope are a sign of a better outlook for 2024. So how can I help?

• If you are concerned about what the future holds for you or have plans to buy a home for the very first time, move house or remortgage your main residence or indeed a second property then do please get in touch to have an informal chat and see how I may be able to help out in this area. So many people make assumptions about not having mortgage capacity for whatever reason but never seek professional advice.

• Likewise, and I know that some of you have again had some time off work due to injury, I am free to talk to you about income protection which can include fracture cover and other options to meet your needs. Currently, I am always interested to hear from those who are not familiar with critical illness cover and how this can help overcome significant financial stress if you are diagnosed with events such as heart attack, cancer, stroke or MS or some 40 other specific critical illnesses that you really would not wish for. Many insurers can include fracture cover which is not impossible in our game!

If you are up for a challenge then drop me a line with a few basic details and I can see how much protection we can arrange for just £15 or £30 per month (50p or £1.00 per day) so in various events you don’t have to worry about finding £1,000s to cover lost income or meet other significant expenses.

Just so you are aware, for any mortgage and protection plan that you are happy to take out via myself then I am pleased to offer a cashback of between £50-£100 either 1) to the club to help boost club funds or 2) your nominated charity or 3) back you to you as a Thank You for the business. This will be paid c. 30 days after your mortgage or protection starts.

Finally, please spare a few moments at this time of year to think about those who are not with family or close friends, do not necessarily have a safe place to stay or are sick or unwell for any reason including mental illness. Maintaining awareness of all those around us helps translate into positive actions and fundraising.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Best wishes,


Richard Lucy MBA Dip PFS
Mortgage and Protection Adviser

M: 07824 595503
T: 01444 449200 / 01273 525130

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