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Close Brothers Leasing provides specialist, structured finance to the UK middle ticket market, with transactions typically over £250,000 in value.
With a long history of operating in niche markets, we have a highly-experienced team in place that is able to provide both bespoke and solution-led options that work for our customers and their businesses.
We work closely with our network of third party introducers, specialist brokers and financial intermediaries to ensure the right solution is found for all situations.
Specialist Asset Finance
We support transactions secured against assets that have long-term value and solid resale potential, including trucks, machinery, plant and equipment. Our specialist team is a market leader in formulating solutions for non-standard transactions, where a deeper knowledge of the asset plays a large part in understanding the customer's needs and options.
Our approach considers the health of the business rather than the value of the asset. We offer covenant-based lending solutions, where well-established businesses demonstrating repayment ability enable us to provide funding for mission-critical investments.
With wide and diverse expertise in the funding of receivables, we are able to tailor terms that support the release of cash tied up in assets. Our ability to provide a fast and efficient experience has made us an industry leader within markets, including football and rugby transfers, education, IT and renewable energy.
With experience stretching back to the early days of the industry's commercial establishment, our energy team understands both the opportunities and challenges faced in this ever-expanding market.
We work alongside a number of strategic partners, offering finance solutions for projects that include on-shore wind farms, solar parks, hydro projects, combined heat and power (CHP), and biomass, while also looking for new opportunities in this industry.
Our investments normally begin at around £1m, and we fund both individual assets and larger projects through Project Finance. To date we have funded over £275m worth of projects across the UK.
Our dedicated team create tailored funding solutions for the UK's vehicle industry and currently fund 95% of the independent companies in the Fleet News Top 50 Contract Hire list.
We provide backing for independent contract hire and rental companies, as well as finance for dealerships. Our experienced team can structure finance in a variety of circumstances – we base our lending on a business’ overall health and plans, helping our customers to make the right financial decisions. We also pride ourselves on the speed of our agreements. Responding quickly and aiming to give you a decision within days, sometimes hours.
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With over 40 years’ experience of helping people to manage their wealth, our Asset Management division offers financial planning and advice tailored to fit your needs.
You may be looking for the best way to achieve financial security for you and your family. Perhaps you’ve already built up your investments and want them looked after by professionals. Or you might be seeking to consolidate different pensions or maximise your retirement income, while considering how to provide for the next generation.
The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested.