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C. Hoare & Co. is the United Kingdom’ s oldest privately owned bank, founded in 1672. We have weathered many crises and we stand ready to support our customers through the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank is very much open for business. Our full range of services is operating as usual, with most staff working remotely while branches are closed. We have a number of measures in place to help our customers and their businesses through this difficult time and we continue to welcome new customers.
We remain small enough to offer our customers a highly personalised private banking service and are dedicated to building lasting relationships with everyone who banks with us. On becoming a customer of C. Hoare & Co., you will be assigned a relationship manager who will take time to look after you and your family.

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  • Coronavirus: Service Update16th Jun 2020

    We are pleased to say that, in line with the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions, the Lowndes Street branch will be open for Cashier Services (Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm) as of 1st July 2020.  Social distancing and other necessary precautions will be observed for the protectio...

  • Alexander HoareAlexander's Summer Letter4th Jun 2020

    Our entire bank community has been affected in some way by the coronavirus or by the authorities’ handling of it.  The virus did not spare Tigger Hoare, a partner of the bank for nearly 50 years, who sadly died at the end of March.  

  • Tigger HoareThe Fore’s Tribute to Tigger19th May 2020

    The Fore, a seed funder for the non-profit sector, has dedicated its new RAFT (Rapid Action by The Fore and Trusts) Fund to the memory of Richard Q ‘Tigger’ Hoare, OBE, who died on 24th March 2020.  RAFT is making grants of up to £5000 to help well-managed charities and s...

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