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Key Retirement invests for adviser growth

5th October 2017 - 1:19 pm

Will Hale promoted to CEO as Key targets 200-plus advisers in 2018 Key Retirement has promoted Will Hale to CEO as it launches a recruitment drive aimed at taking its total equity release adviser numbers to more than 200 across the UK through next year. It is actively recruiting advisers as part of major expansion […]

Key Retirement Group set for expansion as acquisition by Partners Group is finalised

3rd August 2017 - 4:22 pm

• Founder Colin Taylor retires and Simon Thompson becomes CEO Key Retirement Group is focused on continued expansion after formal completion of its £208 million acquisition by funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group from Phoenix Equity Partners, following regulatory approval of the transaction. After twenty years at the helm founder, Colin Taylor is retiring […]

Key Retirement Group appoints CFO

6th January 2017 - 10:43 am

Key Retirement Group has appointed Rob Scott as CFO to further strengthen the executive team at the over 55s financial planning specialist as it builds for continuing expansion. Rob brings extensive experience and expertise to Key Retirement Group, following a number of senior financial roles in fast growing financial services businesses, and his direct involvement […]

Key Retirement Group appoints Deputy CEO to spearhead growth

24th October 2016 - 10:40 am

Simon Thompson steps up from CFO to support CEO Colin Taylor Key Retirement Group has promoted Simon Thompson to the newly-created position of deputy CEO as it builds further momentum for continuing strong growth across the financial planning specialist. Simon steps up from CFO after three years with the group, which specialises in offering financial […]

Preston firm raise £10,000 for charity

7th March 2016 - 10:31 am

Fulwood based Key Retirement Group has raised £10,000 for Prostate Cancer UK. Staff at the financial services company, which specialises in products and services for the over 55s, took part in a number of fundraising activities over the past year to raise more than £7,500 for Prostate Cancer UK. Money was raised by hosting a […]

Key Group targets secured loans with V Loans acquisition

3rd September 2014 - 11:12 am

Deal expands Key’s intermediary business Key Group, the leading specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55’s, is expanding its lending offer to include secured loans with the acquisition of top packager V Loans. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, enables Key Group to strengthen its proposition for intermediaries in the specialist […]

Key Group appoints Mike Hardy to head Annuity People

10th June 2014 - 11:10 am

Business to business annuity broking referral service expands as Malcolm Thomas retires Key Group has appointed Mike Hardy to head its annuity broking referral service Annuity People. He succeeds founder Malcolm Thomas, who is retiring after establishing the business-to-business referral service as a market leader. Mike Hardy joins as Sales Director from The Open Market […]

Key Group appoints Business Development Director

8th April 2014 - 11:06 am

Will Hale Joins from Partnership Assurance Key Group, the leading specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55’s, has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Will Hale as Business Development Director. Will’s appointment is an important step in the group’s strategy for growth in its strong partnership relationships in order to bring […]

Key Retirement Solutions appoints Group Finance Director

2nd December 2013 - 11:14 am

Simon Thompson joins from The Royal Bank of Scotland Key Retirement Solutions, the leading over 55’s specialist adviser, has strengthened its board ahead of major expansion plans for the group with the appointment of Simon Thompson as Group Finance Director. His appointment follows the sale of a majority stake in Key to Phoenix Equity Partners […]