Our bespoke services are built on expert knowledge of career dynamics within the arts, culture and entertainment industries.

Our approach 

We understand that the needs of creative professionals will continuously evolve. Our specialists will gain in-depth understanding of your current and prospective circumstances and tailor our services accordingly.

We understand, too, that for many of our customers in this sector, swift access to their financial affairs is crucial. With support from your relationship manager and our wider team of experts, you can be sure we will always be there when you need us, while online banking and our mobile app connect you with your money wherever your career takes you.

A powerful community

Over the centuries, the bank has welcomed celebrated customers such as Jane Austen, Lord Byron and Thomas Gainsborough. We continue to work with leading names in the arts today and are known for our discretion.

Our customers include artists, gallery owners and art dealers, as well as a large number of writers and journalists, musicians, singers, publishers and media professionals. We are pleased to work with individuals or multiple entities and equally happy to work with our customers’ agents and advisers. 

While every success story is unique, many of our customers in the creative industries have experienced highs and lows in the course of their career. Our carefully curated events programme offers an opportunity to connect and share experiences with others in this rewarding, but often unpredictable, world.

Current accounts

Many of our customers within the arts operate as private individuals as well as businesses, depending on their project or focus. Our personal and business current accounts serve as the foundation of your relationship with us, allowing your relationship manager to build in additional features (e.g. foreign exchange services) where this is helpful.

C. Hoare & Co. accounts are designed to cater for complicated travel and work schedules, with online access, competitive foreign exchange services and internationally accepted cards. Accounts can be tailored for multiple users and adjusted to allow for irregular income streams or large payments.


Our personal and business deposit accounts accommodate large cash balances and provide a valued buffer for uneven income and unforeseen circumstances, while the stability of our balance sheet is a continued reassurance.


Your relationship manager will work to understand every aspect of your personal and business circumstances, drawing on specialist expertise when required. Renowned for our flexible, bespoke borrowing facilities, we have an acute understanding of remuneration patterns within the arts and are prepared to think laterally when considering security for borrowing.

Supporting you


Your relationship manager will work closely with in-house experts to select the right services for your personal and business requirements.