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 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.
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.
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.
Just over half of advisers may leave the profession due to the Covid-19 crisis, according to new research from consultancy AKG.
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.
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”.
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.
The lang cat Platform Analyser now includes AKG ratings as part of the due diligence tool for advisers.
Following feedback from advisers, consultancy the lang cat has added AKG financial strength ratings to Platform Analyser, its interactive online tool and insight service.
The lang cat financial data provider has added AKG's financial strength ratings to its interactive online platform analysing tool.
The lang cat has added AKG financial strength ratings to its interactive online tool and insight service, Platform Analyser.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.