AKG in the News

Through its role as a leading provider of independent information, both ratings and other assessment and comparative data, AKG regularly appears across trade and national publications. AKG enjoys a particularly high profile with intermediary firms and product providers and other key bodies.

A roundup of appearances is provided here for reference.

Advisers fear 'Covid exodus' despite growing client demand

Advisers are expecting firms to shut or be sold and predict that more advisers will retire in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research from independent analysts AKG.

Financial Reporter - 30 Jul 2020

Advisers braced for fallout of COVID-19

More than half (53%) of advisers believe firms will shut as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while 45% expect more advisers to retire and 34% forecast a rise in the sale of businesses, new research from AKG is suggesting.

MoneyAge - 30 Jul 2020

Advisers fear Covid-19 exodus despite growing demand from clients

Advisers are braced for firms to shut or be sold and more advisers to retire in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, new research from independent analysts AKG, for its independent paper Future of Advice – Beneath and Beyond, shows.

Wealth Adviser - 30 Jul 2020

Over half of advisers may exit profession in Covid exodus

Just over half of advisers may leave the profession due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research from consultancy AKG.

New Model Adviser - Citywire - 30 Jul 2020

AKG: Demand for advice to grow but advisers to exit market

Despite nearly one in five adults saying they need advice post-COVID advisers are braced for firms to shut or be sold and more advisers to retire in the wake of the pandemic, research from AKG has revealed.

Mortgage Introducer - 30 Jul 2020

Mid-size advice firms tipped to be model of the future

The future looks bright for mid-sized advice firms providing they invest in strong technology and diversify their specialities and client base, a report has claimed.The Future of Advice - Beneath and Beyond report, published today (July 30) by AKG, stated there was a “powerful case” for the “right sort of 5-10 adviser business”.

FTAdviser - 30 Jul 2020

Including the right ingredients

Matt Ward, Communications Director at AKG, looks at the requirement for carrying out due diligence exercises when selecting (or retaining) DFM partners, suggests an overarching framework which can be used by intermediary firms to support this type of work and discusses why it’s important to contextualise and review such exercises.

DFM Bulletin, Summer 2020 - RSMR - 01 Jul 2020

Lang cat Platform Analyser adds AKG ratings

The lang cat Platform Analyser now includes AKG ratings as part of the due diligence tool for advisers.

Professional Paraplanner - 14 Jun 2020

The lang cats adds AKG ratings to platform due diligence tool

Following feedback from advisers, consultancy the lang cat has added AKG financial strength ratings to Platform Analyser, its interactive online tool and insight service.

Professional Adviser - 09 Jun 2020

Lang cat adds AKG ratings

The lang cat financial data provider has added AKG's financial strength ratings to its interactive online platform analysing tool.

Financial Planning Today - 09 Jun 2020

The lang cat adds AKG ratings to Platform Analyser

The lang cat has added AKG financial strength ratings to its interactive online tool and insight service, Platform Analyser.

MoneyAge - 09 Jun 2020

Adviser Perspectives, Equity Release

Inside your mind - Richard Eagling outlines the findings on a new AKG report that explores the latest adviser thinking about equity release (republished with the kind permission of Moneyfacts).

Moneyfacts, Investment Life & Pensions – March 2020 - 02 Mar 2020

Later Life Lender Launches Advice Support Manifesto Alongside AKG Report

An AKG research paper, funded by the later life lender to gain an insight into the support required by advisers, found that over two thirds (67%) of advisers believe being able to offer a wider range of services to clients is the key advantage of advising on equity release.

Professional Paraplanner - 16 Feb 2020

Less than quarter of advisers mention equity release to clients over 55

Just 23 per cent of mortgage advisers routinely mention equity release to their clients who are aged 55 and over, research by AKG commissioned by More 2 Life has found.

Mortgage Solutions - 14 Feb 2020

More2life releases new manifesto

In an AKG report funded by more2life, it shows that 67% of advisers surveyed believe being able to offer a wider range of services to clients is the key advantage of advising on equity release.

Mortgage Introducer - 14 Feb 2020

More 2 Life launches later life manifesto

More 2 Life has sponsored a new AKG research paper, ‘House of the rising sum – exploring equity release opportunities’, Within the report, AKG, the independent financial analyst, predicts continued growth for the equity release market and highlights differing perceptions among advisers about offering equity release to clients.

Best Advice - 14 Feb 2020

55% of advisers expect their equity release business to grow over next 3 years

According to AKG’s industry research paper, sponsored by lender more2life, House of the rising sum – exploring equity release opportunities, the flexibility from drawdown products which enable customers to manage their property wealth is rated the most important by 68% of advisers while 72% say the ‘no negative equity guarantee’ on plans is the most attractive.

MoneyAge - 14 Feb 2020

Equity release customers ‘value repayments and drawdown’ most

The ability to make interest payments and capital repayments are becoming increasingly important for equity release customers as products develop, according to adviser research from AKG.

Introducer Today - 14 Feb 2020

more2life launches new commitment to later life advisers

more2life has sponsored a new AKG research paper which predicts continued growth for the equity release market and highlights differing perceptions among advisers about offering equity release to clients.

Financial Reporter - 14 Feb 2020

Equity release customers value repayments and drawdown

AKG’s industry research paper, sponsored by equity release lender more2life, ‘House of the rising sum – exploring equity release opportunities’ predicts steady growth for equity release but highlighted lingering concerns about risk management and a need to support vulnerable customers.

Mortgage Finance Gazette - 14 Feb 2020

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