General News

Alexander Hoare

Following the sale of our wealth management business to Cazenove Capital Management, we are continuing our focus on providing the highest standards of service in private banking, in line with our heritage as the UK’s oldest family-owned private bank.

With this in mind, we have today...Read more

As expected the Bank of England decided to keep rates at 0.25% with the vote being a majority of 8-1. Perhaps what was unexpected was that the decision was not unanimous.

The dissenting vote was cast by Kristin Forbes who leaves the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC ) in June. Her key...Read more

Spring Budget

For the seasoned observer expectations were low for this Budget as the Chancellor of the Exchequer is changing the focus of the fiscal calendar to later in the year.  There will now be one fiscal statement with the Autumn Statement upgraded to a yearly Budget.

The Chancellor confirmed...Read more

Following the announcement in October, I can confirm that the transfer of our wealth management business went ahead as planned on the 17th February, with our portfolio managers moving across to Cazenove Capital Management.  We will keep in close contact with our friends at Cazenove, who will...Read more

In October we announced the sale of our investment management business to Cazenove Capital Management, owned by Schroders Plc. Sadly this decision involves loosening relationships with some customers and staff, but on the other hand it also allows us to focus all our efforts into improving and...Read more