What is Modern Merchant Banking?

How Modern Merchant Banking is different

Modern Merchant Banking uses prudent, conservative principles and the insight and experience to see opportunity where others only see risk.

Our approach

Modern merchant banking combines timeless values, modern thinking and specialist financial expertise to enable our clients to meet their objectives.

Through all market conditions, we remain focused on:

  • Providing straightforward products and services.
  • Maintaining a prudent approach and strong financial position.
  • Building lasting relationships.

Modern Merchant Banking means supporting our clients whatever the climate

Our commitment to our business model has allowed us to navigate the financial crises of recent years. When others have been over-adventurous, we have stood firm with a more conservative approach – putting emphasis on preserving investment capital, while prioritising relationships and consistency of lending throughout the cycle.

At Close Brothers, we focus on straightforward products and services in markets we know and understand. This has served our clients well and over the last 30 years no other UK quoted bank has maintained its dividend and not sought government assistance.

Modern Merchant Banking means valuing service, integrity and prudence

In today’s increasingly impersonal world, we do everything we can to stay true to our values of service, prudence and integrity; making responsible decisions in the best interests of our clients.

The marriage between our timeless values and our ambition to drive progress through investment, innovation and enterprise makes us the business we are today.