Close Brothers Property Finance has been part of the Close Brothers Group, a specialist financial services company, for nearly forty years. Over that time we have developed a strong reputation in the UK property finance market for the consistency of our approach and the quality of our service, regardless of prevailing market conditions.
Over recent years whilst other lenders have withdrawn from the market, or restricted their lending criteria, we have continued to provide property finance in our core markets. In this way we have both supported long established clients and developed new relationships with developers and investors disenchanted with the inconsistent approach of many of our peers.
Our expertise extends across the property market, with a particular focus on the provision of finance for:
- Residential development
- Pre-let commercial development
- The acquisition of tenanted commercial investment property
Where we are
We are active throughout England, Scotland and Wales, and operate from offices in the City of London and Edinburgh. London is the original home of our business. Our Edinburgh office was set up in 2008.
What we offer
Our loans generally range from £500,000 to £5,000,000 for development facilities, and from £500,000 to £10,000,000 for investment loans, although larger facilities may be considered on a case by case basis.
We have a relationship, rather than transactional, approach to lending. We develop a strong understanding of our clients' business, and tailor our facilities accordingly.
This website explains our lending philosophy and sets out key criteria for our core activities. It also provides examples of recent transactions we have funded, showing how we have assisted clients since the onset of the Credit Crunch. We hope that these examples give you a feel for our approach and show our commitment to the UK property market at a time when others have been absent or less than wholehearted participants.