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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 […]

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 […]