Just 3 per cent of advisers are considering leaving the industry before the RDR deadline, research from Aviva suggests.
Aviva has been tracking adviser attitudes to the RDR since January 2009.
At that time 37 per cent of advisers polled by the insurer said they planned to leave the industry before December 31 this year.
By December 2010 this had dropped to 10 per cent, and by June 2011 the proportion of advisers intending to leave the industry had fallen to 7 per cent.
The latest research from Aviva, based on a survey of 355 advisers, shows that as of last month just 3.4 per cent are expecting to leave the industry by the end of the year.
Aviva intermediary director Andy Beswick says: “We have not yet seen advisers exit the market to the levels previously predicted. This is good news as it means professional advice will remain accessible to more customers.
“Getting past the RDR deadline is only the start. The industry is adapting but there is an opportunity to go further and embrace change.”