Ludlow Trust announces purchase of C. Hoare & Co’s trust business

Ludlow Trust, a provider of specialist trust administration services for private clients and the charitable sector, has announced it has reached the latest stage on its journey to becoming one of the UK leading providers of trust administration services with the purchase of C. Hoare & Co’s UK trust business.

The deal marks a significant milestone in Ludlow Trust’s growth. Alongside the agreement, Ludlow Trust has also entered into a new partnership with C. Hoare & Co. which, established in 1672, is the UK’s oldest privately owned bank, to provide trust administration to C. Hoare & Co. customers in future.

Leveraging Ludlow Trust’s expertise in trust administration, client onboarding, back office operations and relationship management, customers of C. Hoare & Co will benefit from additional product and service opportunities and Ludlow Trust’s extensive specialist expertise.

Matthew Wickers, Chief Executive Officer of Ludlow Trust, comments, “We are delighted to welcome the staff and customers of C. Hoare & Co.’s trust business to Ludlow Trust. This relationship signifies a harmonious alignment of our organisations, both in terms of our clientele and ethos which is dedicated to client service and technical excellence. For Ludlow Trust, this is also an important development which positions us well for future growth. ”

Echoing this sentiment, Diana Brightmore-Armour, CEO  C. Hoare & Co remarked,

“After careful consideration, we identified Ludlow Trust as the right organisation for our trust and estates business.

Their commitment to service excellence is closely aligned with our own philosophy, and we expect a seamless transition for our customers.

This decision also aligns with our focus on simplifying the Bank’s proposition, allowing us to concentrate on our core strengths as a private bank and meeting the evolving needs of our customers.”

This announcement follows Ludlow Trust’s recent acquisitions of Saffron Tax Partners and Charter Tax, further enhancing its position as a leader in the trust advisory sector. Additionally, Ludlow Trust is pioneering its charity gateway service, featuring an innovative donor and charity matching system, underscoring its commitment to serving the important charitable community.

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