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About us

We are a strong team of highly experienced property lenders, ready to support your next project.

We take pride in the services we offer you

Personalised, flexible finance

Our expert team will build you a tailored finance solution to fit the needs of your project.

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Supporting you throughout your project

We’re with you for the whole journey. Your dedicated lending manager will get to know your business and help make your plans a reality.

Decisions when you need them

We understand that a “yes” too late is as helpful as a “no”. That’s why we give you answers quickly.

We’ll do everything we can to provide you with indicative terms within 24 hours.

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Consistently lending, whatever the climate

Change is inevitable. Both in the property market and in your funding requirements.

Since the 1970s, we’ve kept on lending throughout economic ups and downs. You can rely on us to help you keep building your business.

Backing the UK's property industry

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Our story

We are property specialists. With roots in merchant banking, we have a long history of supporting business owners. Which is why, throughout decades of consistent service, we’ve backed thousands of projects, helping to create new homes across the UK and a thriving property industry.

Find out about our history

  • 1978
  • 1984
  • 1997
  • 2008

Our story

Our expert team

Every member of our team is dedicated to supporting UK property developers.

Meet the team

Fergus O'Connell

Senior Business Development Manager

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Daniel Joyce

Deputy Managing Director

Daniel Joyce

Lucy Johnston

Head of Marketing

Lucy Johnston

Rowland Thomas

Managing Director

Rowland Thomas

Abigail Argue

Senior Portfolio Manager

Abigail Argue

Part of Close Brothers Group

Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group, providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. Our Banking division provides lending to small businesses and individuals, with an emphasis on specialist finance.

Today, Close Brothers Group plc employs 2,700 people, principally in the UK. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange and are a member of the FTSE 250.

Find out more about Close Brothers Group
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