ANNOUNCEMENT: Royal London confirms acquisition of Responsible Life and Responsible Lending - Find out more

Royal London completes the acquisition of the Responsible Group

Press release | Feb 2024

The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited (Royal London), the UK’s largest life, pensions, and investment mutual, has completed the acquisition of the later life lending and product specialists Responsible Life and Responsible Lending (the ‘Responsible Group’).

This acquisition builds on Royal London’s existing 40% stake in the business and enables the company to increase support for the Responsible Group in delivering innovative later-life solutions and scale the provision of later-life lending in what it believes will be a growing market.

Carlton Hood, Group Chief Executive Officer, Responsible, comments:

“I am delighted that the acquisition of Responsible by Royal London is now complete.

As we embark on the next chapter, Responsible will benefit from being part of the UK’s largest life, pensions and investment mutual”.

“Looking ahead, we will be working closely with our colleagues at Royal London to bring the consideration of pension wealth and property wealth together for advisers and clients, and to ensure the advisers we support, and the customers they serve, have access to the most comprehensive range of later life lending solutions tailored to meet their retirement needs.”

Steve Wilkie, Executive Chairman and co-founder, Responsible, comments:

“It's been an extraordinary privilege to collaborate with an outstanding team, whose unwavering dedication has played a pivotal role in propelling Responsible's growth, firmly establishing its position as a leading force in the later-life lending sector.

“Now that my co-founder, Paul Starkey, and I have handed over the reins to Royal London, we are genuinely excited to witness the ongoing evolution and success of the company under their capable stewardship.”

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