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Close Brothers Asset Finance offers a range of flexible funding solutions to UK SMEs, and has been since 1987.

We are a part of Close Brothers Group plc

Close Brothers are a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. We employ over 3,000 people, principally in the UK, and are listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Close Brothers Modern Merchant Banking

Close Brothers Asset Finance was founded in 1987

Since then we have grown and expanded, and now have multiple offices across the UK including our head office in Wimbledon, as well as offices in Chester, Burton, Glasgow, Sidcup and Manchester.

Just like in 1987, we remain focused on markets and services we know and understand. We have developed long-term relationships with our customers to fully understand their intricate business operations in order to support their long term growth.

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Why choose Close Brothers for Asset Finance?

Just as no two businesses are the same, neither are asset finance providers. With us, it’s the combination of our people, products and principles that make the difference.

Our people

Our people

As you would expect, our people are experts in asset finance. But they also have extensive knowledge of your industry. This experience means our team really understand the challenges their customers face. You can rely on them to be a consistent and proactive point of contact, on hand throughout the life of the finance contract and beyond, building lasting relationships.

Our products

Our products

Our straightforward products and services are designed to promote business investment and growth. We don’t provide standard packages, but consider all relevant aspects of your business and then create tailor-made, flexible repayment schedules to suit. With minimal capital outlay, our asset finance enables you to invest in new equipment or refinance existing assets to make them work harder for you.

Our principles

Our principles

We are committed to helping our customers make the right financial decisions. We base our lending decisions on the overall health and plans for the business – not just a credit rating. But we’re careful lenders too, a decision that fails to take account of risk factors and wider market forces is not in anyone’s interest. With local teams throughout the UK and Ireland, we can respond quickly to your requests for information and lending decisions. In fact, we aim to give you a decision within days, sometimes hours.