Weatherbys is the private bank that combines and offers the best of new and old worlds.
The Weatherbys group was founded in 1770 by solicitor James Weatherby. He was originally employed by the Jockey Club in Newmarket to look after entry fees and prize money for the burgeoning ‘Sport of Kings’ that is horse racing. The bank, which started in 1994, grew from this and is today part of a seventh generation British business, with a history of careful stewardship and responsible management rooted in family values.
Trust, integrity and service are the backbone values of the company and underpin Weatherbys’ strength today. Run by brothers Johnny Weatherby (Chairman) and Roger Weatherby (Chief Executive), the business is one of only two wholly family-owned, independent private banks in Britain. As well as providing all the services you would associate with a big modern bank – including lending, deposits and financial planning – Weatherbys’ clients receive the commitment to personal service and attention to detail of a small family business.
Rather than relying on the rigidity of credit scoring, Weatherbys takes a personal approach to lending and makes pragmatic, informed decisions based on direct knowledge of clients’ financial affairs. Unlike many lenders, it can take assets like investments, guarantees and land into account when considering lending applications.
For many banks, clients with investment needs are seen as a chance to push the bank’s own products. At Weatherbys, the only product available is advice, true to its vision of investment management as a reasonably-priced, impartial, professional service to meet its clients’ needs.
At Weatherbys, reputation means everything. The majority of new clients are introduced by personal endorsements from existing customers, testament to the unrivalled levels of service and professional expertise that the bank’s clients enjoy.
As you would expect, Weatherbys has learned a thing or two about families along the way and knows the importance of succession planning, patience and long-term thinking. Weatherbys’ experienced Private Bankers build enduring relationships, supporting clients and their families with expert insights and bespoke advice at every stage of their lives.
Just because Weatherbys has been around for a while and is rightly proud of its heritage doesn’t mean the company has not embraced technology and a modern approach. Today it has all the contemporary tools to help clients manage their finances online and on the move, safely and securely. But it doesn’t stop here – even if you prefer to do most things online, the bank’s clients are assured that there is still someone at the end of a telephone or to talk to face to face. In the increasingly automated world of banking, such commitment to conversation is truly refreshing.
Weatherbys Private Bank 22 SACKVILLE STREET, MAYFAIR, LONDON W1S 3DN +44 (0)20 7292 9029