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CML welcomes Key Retirement as a new associate


Published: 16 December 2015 | Author: Bernard Clarke

We are delighted to announce Key Retirement has joined the CML as an associate member.

The financial services company says it is “passionate about helping people make the most of their finances and gain access to lending in retirement.” Key offers independent, impartial advice on a range of financial products for those in, or approaching, retirement. 

Founded in 1998, Key Retirement has its headquarters in Preston, Lancashire.

Group chief executive officer Colin Taylor said: “With a national team of over 100 advisers, Key is the UK’s number one broker for equity release. Joining CML as an associate is a further important step in Key's passion to support industry and consumers in the provision and access to mortgage lending as consumers age. High quality advice is essential in this process, and Key will work with lenders to continue to support access to lending solutions, as well as the highest quality of advice for older consumers.”

As well as 89 associates, the CML has 134 members and a further eight members that are third party administrators. A full list of members and associates can be seen here.