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A family business

since 1672

Our customers

share our values

Choosing who

you trust with your

banking is a very personal matter

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We are the United Kingdom's oldest, family owned private bank. We combine a modern approach to banking and technology with our traditional values. We aim to build long-term relationships with all our customers and to offer an exceptional and personalised service.
Offering multiple services and expertise under ‘one roof’ enables us to combine the delivery of these services, wherever possible, to make it convenient, consistent and efficient for our customers.

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