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KR Group raises £6.5k in 90 minutes for Brian House Children’s Hospice

13th September 2018 - 3:08 pm

Last week Preston-based KR Group held a Gift Aid-a-thon for children’s hospice Brian House, contacting more than 1,000 supporters in just 90 minutes which has resulted in a cash boost worth more than £6,500.   During the event, a team of volunteers called existing charity donors to find out whether they were eligible for Gift […]

KR Group donates £18k van to Brian House

30th August 2018 - 9:05 am

Preston-based KR Group has donated a 6-seater van to Brian House Children’s Hospice to help support its transport needs.  Brian House Children’s Hospice is the first of three charities that KR Group has chosen to support with others due to be announced in the coming months.   Due to rapid growth at KR Group, the […]

Key Retirement rebrands as Key

25th July 2018 - 4:07 pm

Key Retirement – the UK’s leading independent adviser for equity release and later life lending – has today rebranded as Key. These changes will be rolled out across all the companies’ assets on a phased basis including the website, customer facing communication and digital channels. The updated website ( ) will include a new ‘discovery […]

Answers in Retirement announce investment from KR Group

9th May 2018 - 3:01 pm

Answers in Retirement Group (AIR Group), the Group of companies covering a range of retirement and later life services, has announced that Key Retirement Group (KR Group), the financial services group for those both in and approaching retirement, has acquired a stake in the business. The investment by KR Group will enhance AIR Group’s financial […]

KR Group appoints Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs

18th April 2018 - 10:03 am

19 April 2018:  Key Retirement Group (KR Group), the leading specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55’s, has appointed Lee Blackwell as Director of Public Relations and Public Affairs. Prior to joining KR Group, Lee was Head of PR and Media Relations at the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) and Head of […]

KR Group appoints Chief Digital Officer

5th April 2018 - 9:59 am

Key Retirement Group (KR Group), the leading specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55’s, has appointed Dave Johnson as Chief Digital Officer. Prior to joining KR Group, Dave was the Group Director for Digital Engineering at the Co-op Group where he led the creation of Co-op Digital Team and the delivery of the […]

Steve Groves announced as new Key Retirement Group Chairman

8th January 2018 - 9:58 am

Former Partnership Group CEO joins the UK’s leading specialist adviser.     Key Retirement Group has appointed Steve Groves as Chairman as it positions itself for further growth following its £208 million acquisition by global private markets investment manager Partners Group earlier this year. Steve comes with a wealth of experience and is recognised by […]

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 […]