The latest insights from Weatherbys Bank


Words by Ian Cowie

Clients and their families come first at Weatherbys, the private bank that offers you the best of both worlds: new and old. Weatherbys Private Bank marries modern technology with an unrivalled history as a financial services thoroughbred. 

What does that mean in practice? Weatherbys treats every client like a member of its extended family, which has guided this company through seven generations of prudent stewardship since 1770. Trust and security are key principles – but so are agility, flexibility and decisiveness.

For example, current accounts and mortgages can often be approved in a single day. How refreshingly different from the ‘computer says no’ disservice that has become sadly familiar at some other banks.

Too many rivals have eroded confidence with call centres and a ‘box-ticking’ approach that can make long-standing customers feel like merely another number. But every client is a unique individual whose ambitions and requirements are paramount to the professional staff at Weatherbys.

If they can’t help you succeed in your financial objectives, then they would feel they had failed. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen often because this bank has a long-established culture of ambition, energy and innovation. Coupled with the latest technology, that’s a tried-and-tested recipe for success.

Banking needn’t be difficult and dull. Making your financial affairs easier and more enjoyable are part of Weatherbys’ refreshingly modern approach. The reality is reassuringly different from the cliché of oak-panelled boardrooms and excessive formality.

A large proportion of Weatherbys’ new clients come via referrals from existing clients. There’s no more reliable testament to the unrivalled personal service and professional expertise this bank’s clients enjoy, than the personal endorsements they freely offer to their friends and family.

Whether you are a successful entrepreneur or have an inheritance, high net worth individuals shouldn’t need to have to worry about day-to-day wealth management. Capital preservation and careful wealth accumulation are at the core of Weatherbys’ culture and it relishes clients who demand the best.

The company weathered storms, including existential threats from Napoleon and Hitler, two world wars and several stock market crashes, and entered the 21st century with confidence. It could reminisce on a long and distinguished history, but it prefers to face forward, seeking new ways to help clients meet the challenges of the future, and to make the most of the opportunities these will create.

First published July 2017 in Weatherbys Private Bank Magazine, Issue 2.