C. Hoare & Co.
C. Hoare & Co. is the UK’s oldest privately owned bank. It was founded by Richard Hoare in 1672 and welcomed Samuel Pepys, Jane Austen and Lord Byron as customers. The bank is still owned and run by members of the Hoare family today. Run on deeply held principles of empathy, excellence, honesty and social responsibility, Hoare’s Bank has a vigorous tradition of philanthropy stretching back through eleven generations; 10% of annual profits are donated to charitable causes through the bank’s award-winning philanthropic programme. This exceptional heritage is matched by a commitment to 21st century services; specialists offer expertise in flexible lending, landed estates, family businesses, and the handover of generational wealth. Each customer receives the attention of a dedicated relationship manager and is, above all, valued as an individual.