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About us

Specialists in flexible funding solutions for a wide range of Professions

Finance specialists to the Professions

Braemar Finance was founded in 1992 and quickly grew to become one of the premier finance providers for the Professions in the UK.  

Specialising in asset finance, our tailor-made solutions are designed to help with the growth and development of individual businesses; we provide access to the equipment, vehicles and technology they need to operate without compromising cash flow.

Known in the industry for our customer service and commitment to long-term relationships, our experienced team offer a speedy and personal service.

LeasingWorld Awards 2018 winner

We are proud of our people

Behind our continued success is an experienced and dedicated team.  With a friendly and professional approach, we provide a first class service.

Aileen Boyle, Managing Director

Aileen Boyle is the Managing Director of Braemar Finance. She has spent the majority of her working career in the business, initially joining as part of a small support team that quickly helped establish Braemar Finance as one of the main providers of finance for the professions in the UK.

Aileen, who also played a key role in ensuring a seamless transition following the acquisition of Braemar Finance by Close Brothers in 2000, is a strong advocate of employee-driven customer service and believes everyone has a role to play in putting the customer at the heart of what Braemar Finance does. A keen art enthusiast and traveller, Aileen enjoys spending time with close family and friends.

Aileen Boyle

Treating customers fairly

We have policies and training in place to ensure our staff can identify vulnerable customers and that they are treated fairly in our interaction with them. This remains an area of focus for our customer forums and through regular thematic reviews of our conduct.

We recognise that our suppliers are a key part of the service we provide to our customers, and are committed to treating them fairly. We are therefore pleased to maintain our Corporate Certification for Ethical Procurement from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (“CIPS”).

We are part of Close Brothers plc

Close Brothers is a leading UK merchant banking group providing lending, deposit taking, wealth management services and securities trading. We employ over 3,500 people, principally in the UK. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.

The SME Finance Charter

Five pledges from UK banks and finance providers to support their SME customers.

    We're open for business and ready to lend

    Our prudent model, based on a strong financial position and balance sheet, has allowed us to continue to lend and support our customers in a wide range of market conditions over the last 30 years. Many of our businesses lend principally to SMEs, both through our direct sales force and via broker distribution channels. This includes our Asset Finance business, which provides commercial asset financing, hire purchase and leasing solutions for a diverse range of assets and sectors, and our Invoice and Speciality Finance business that works with over 2,000 small businesses providing debt factoring, invoice discounting and asset-based lending. We are confident that this model will continue to serve us well as we remain committed to supporting our customers now and into the future.

    We'll help you build back better after Covid-19


    We remain committed to supporting our customers and clients as the economy recovers following Covid-19. Each of our diverse, specialist businesses have deep industry knowledge so they can understand the challenges and opportunities that our customers and clients face. We work with a wide variety of businesses of many sizes to help support their growth, improve their infrastructure or invest in new assets, and have a deep understanding of our customers' needs and the markets they operate in. Our relationship managers are always there to discuss any concerns or requirements you may have, and to help make sure you have access to the finance you need when it matters the most.

    We'll support your application and signpost other options if needed

    We pride ourselves on understanding the needs of SMEs and on helping them to achieve their ambitions. Our specialist expertise and deep industry knowledge allow us to support our customers unique commercial ambitions, and by better understanding businesses and their communities our local teams can make fast, reliable lending decisions when they need them most.

    We'll treat you fairly at all times

    Our code of conduct and key customer principles ensure that we seek the right outcomes for our customers, always endeavour to ensure our pricing is fair and appropriate, and are clear and consistent in the way we communicate. Taking the time to understand and build strong long-term relationships with our customers is part of our culture, and we care strongly about delivering excellent service and thinking that is both entrepreneurial and disciplined, and always acting with integrity.  

    We will work with the Government-owned British Business Bank (BBB) to support SMEs

    We remain committed to our ongoing positive dialogue with the British Business Bank, and are dedicated to identifying solutions for SMEs aligned with the goals of the British Business Bank programmes. Resources to help growing businesses understand and discover different finance options are available through the British Business Bank’s Finance Hub and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Business Finance Guide.