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What we do

At Close Brothers we provide financial support and advice to small businesses and individuals in the UK.

Winterflood Investment Trusts

Winterflood Investment Trusts has the largest dedicated Investment Trust team in the sector, offering market-making, sales, research and corporate broking services.
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  • Trading

  • Research

  • Sales

  • Corporate advice

Asset Finance

Close Brothers Asset Finance offers a range of flexible funding options enabling you to purchase new equipment or refinance existing assets. Asset finance is perfect for businesses looking for the flexibility to grow the way they want to, without compromising cash flow.
Asset Finance
  • Hire Purchase

  • Refinance / Capital Release

  • Finance Lease

  • Operating Lease

Aviation and Marine

Close Brothers Aviation and Marine offer tailored specialist finance for new and pre-owned aircraft, commercial vessels and leisure boats.
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  • Aviation Finance

  • Marine Finance

Braemar Finance ROI

Braemar Finance provide a range of Loan, Leasing and Hire Purchase finance options to the professional services sector in Ireland, including optical, veterinary, dental, accountancy, legal, pharmacy, medical and funeral.
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  • Equipment finance

  • Business Loans

Braemar Finance UK

Braemar Finance provide a range of Loan, Leasing and Hire Purchase finance options to the professional services sector in the UK, including optical, veterinary, dental, accountancy, legal, pharmacy, medical and funeral.
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  • Equipment Finance

  • Personal Loans

  • Business Loans

Brewery Rentals

Close Brothers Brewery Rentals works with businesses of all sizes to provide keg and cask rentals, container maintenance services and equipment finance across the brewing sector.
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  • Equipment finance

  • Keg and cask rentals and sales

  • Ekegs and ecasks

Business Finance

Close Brothers Business Finance is a market leading asset finance provider, working with business finance brokers to provide tailor-made solutions to UK SMEs across a variety of industry sectors.
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  • Hire Purchase

  • Refinance / Capital Release

  • Finance Lease

  • Operating Lease

Business savings

With a range of dedicated savings accounts and competitive rates, Close Brothers Savings has a range of savings accounts features and options to suit businesses and institutions of all sizes across the UK.
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  • Fixed term deposits

  • Large business products

  • Notice accounts

  • Dedicated 1-2-1 support

Commercial Acceptances

Providing fast short term and bridging finance for residential and commercial property acquisitions.
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  • Bridging loans

  • Property Development finance loans

Commercial Finance

We support businesses across Ireland with flexible asset finance, invoice finance and asset based lending solutions to achieve a wide range of business objectives, from purchasing or refinancing capital equipment to improving cash flow and financing strategic events such as mergers and acquisitions.
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  • Asset finance

  • Asset based lending solutions

  • Invoice finance

Corporate Asset Solutions (CAS)

CAS provides specialist lending solutions for brokers, vendors and intermediaries, employing an approach that focuses on long-term, agile partnerships. In addition to the below, our in-house expertise covers small-ticket lending, including Hire Purchase and Leasing.
Corporate Asset Solutions
  • Unit Stocking

  • Vendor Finance

  • Block Discounting

  • Joint Venture Programmes

Invoice Finance

Close Brothers Invoice Finance provides innovative, flexible funding solutions, including invoice finance and asset based lending, to SMEs and large businesses across the UK.
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  • Invoice discounting

  • Asset based lending

  • Invoice factoring


Close Brothers Leasing provides specialist, structured finance to the UK middle ticket market, across a variety of assets ranging from construction, manufacturing, IT equipment, as well as specialist assets.
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  • Specialist Asset Finance

  • Wholesale Fleet

Motor Finance

Close Brothers Motor Finance work with over 8,000 dealer and broker partners across the UK and Ireland to provide finance for both new and used cars, light commercial vehicles (LCVs), motorcycles, and leisure vehicles like caravans and motorhomes.
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  • Vehicle finance

Novitas Loans

Novitas Loans, a provider of lending for legal costs, has ceased lending to new customers.
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  • Novitas Loans is closed to new business.

Premium Finance

Close Brothers Premium Finance helps businesses and individuals pay their insurance premiums by spreading the cost over regular installments. Premium finance is a convenient alternative to paying in one lump sum, allowing customers to manage their finances more easily or free up capital for other uses.
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  • Brokers looking for a premium finance provider

  • Customers and businesses looking to spread the cost of insurance premiums

Property Finance

Close Brothers provides bespoke finance solutions to experienced Property Developers and Commercial Landlords to assist with the acquisition/refinance and development of residential and commercial buildings throughout England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Development Finance

  • Bridging Finance

  • Commercial Investment


Whether you are saving for the long term, a special occasion or your future Close Brothers Savings offers a wide range of competitive accounts to help you save with confidence.
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  • Personal savings

  • Business savings

Vehicle Hire

Close Brothers Vehicle Hire provides flexible, comprehensive vehicle solutions including; vehicle rental, contract hire, finance solutions and fleet management services.
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  • Vehicle hire

  • Fleet management

  • Finance products

  • Support services

Wealth Management

Close Brothers Asset Management provides high-quality financial advice and investment services to professionals, business owners, individuals and families as well as multi-asset investment management to financial advisers, trustees, consultants and charities.
Wealth Management
  • Financial advice and investment service

  • Self-directed service

  • Bespoke Investment Management Service

  • Financial wellbeing in the workplace

Winterflood Business Services

Winterflood Business Services provides a range of independent dealing, custody and settlement services to institutional, wealth management and brokerage clients.
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  • Institutional Dealing Only

  • Segregated Institutional

  • Institutional Dealing & Custody

  • Wealth Platform

Winterflood Securities

Winterflood Securities is number 1 in the UK Equity market, committed to consistently providing liquidity and flexible execution services to clients who include retail stockbrokers, wealth managers and institutional investors.
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  • Sales trading

  • International equities

  • UK equities

  • Fixed income