Private Banking - Exceptional service with a personal touch

For those who value an attentive, discreet service as well as banking expertise, Hampden & Co provides it all. As a respected client, you have a dedicated Private Banker who will meet you at your convenience and who will provide a service tailored according to your needs, and those of your family and your business. We focus purely on providing a superior banking experience and work collaboratively with your other advisers to make your life as effortless as we can. We were delighted that these services resulted in us being named “Private Bank of the Year (UK)” at the prestigious Spears Wealth Management awards in November 2018. We predominantly support clients who are resident in the UK.

Tailored Banking

We  tailor our services according to each client's individual requirements. We provide day-to-day banking, including current accounts and charge cards in a number of currencies, as well as lending facilities and deposit accounts. All our lending decisions are made personally by our experienced team, to enable swift decision-making regardless of complexity. We also provide a convenient digital banking service.

All borrowing is subject to status and is available to persons of 18 or over. Security might be required for borrowing in the form of a charge or standard security over land, or other forms of security over your investments or other assets. YOUR HOME MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON A MORTGAGE OR ANY OTHER DEBT SECURED ON IT.

Day To Day

Day-to-Day Banking

We provide a range of services to help you keep the management of your day-to-day finances simple, including current accounts that can be arranged with overdrafts, and we also offer a range of charge cards.


Borrowing Money

We offer a broad range of lending to clients, and as all our lending decisions are made by our banking professionals we are able to provide swift decisions that can take highly complex circumstances into account.


Depositing Money

For those wishing to deposit funds with us, our treasury function can create tailored solutions, as well as supporting foreign exchange requirements. We have deposit accounts for individuals, and for other entities including charities, trusts and limited companies.


Working with professionals

Hampden & Co works collaboratively with wealth management, financial planning and legal support professionals to help ensure our clients get the best support from their range of advisers.

Professional & Experienced

Our Private Bankers have been recruited on the basis of their commitment to providing clients with a long-term, valued relationship. They are all highly experienced, and use this experience to create a banking service that is unique for each individual client. To help ensure a complete focus on providing exceptional service none of our bankers have any sales incentives. 

Caroline Primrose
Caroline Primrose
Caroline Primrose
Head of Banking - London

Caroline is responsible for the banking team that is based in London and supports clients across England and Wales.

Caroline specialises in providing banking support for property, agriculture and landed estates. She started her career with the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation in 1990, before joining Adam & Company in 1997. She joined Hampden & Co in 2014.

Caroline is an accomplished horse rider and she regularly competes at eventing around the UK.

Allison Mc Cowan Banking Director
Allison McCowan
Allison McCowan
Banking Director

Allison is an experienced Private Banker having worked with many individuals from a whole range of professions. She started her career with Clydesdale Bank in 1989 before moving to London with the Clydesdale Bank  in 1995. She then moved to Adam & Company in 2002 and C Hoare and Co in 2009 before joining Hampden & Co back in Scotland in 2018.

Away from work Allison enjoys theatre, golf and hillwalking and counts Mt Kilimanjaro as the tallest “hill” she has summited.

Duncan Buchanan Banking Director
Duncan Buchanan
Duncan Buchanan
Banking Director

Duncan has been in Banking since 1995, working across multiple roles and institutions, he specialised in Private Banking 15 years ago, supporting clients of Bank of Scotland Private and the wider Lloyds Banking Group.    

More recently his focus has been in helping  both High Net Worth and Corporate clients with their complex borrowing requirements. This was achieved during a period of economic uncertainty and an ever-changing regulatory environment.  Duncan joined Hampden & Co in 2018, and continues to specialise in working with clients who have unusual or complex borrowing needs.


In his spare time he loves training for, and competing in, cycling time trials around the country, walking in the Lake District and growing veg in his (surprisingly successful) garden.

What our clients say about us

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"I cannot recommend Hampden & Co more highly. It is the first time I have ever had a banker who is genuinely 'in your corner'.”  

- Ben Stephens 

"It was not just superb banking advice that we received. You gave us... a recognition of the value of family life and family ties. For this we will always be grateful.” 

– John Melvin

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Insights & Opinions

Our Private Bankers provide thoughts and opinions based on what their clients are telling them and recent experiences. They share these to illustrate the distinctive personal service they provide. We also share summaries from the events that we hold, where we bring a range of professionals together to discuss topics of interest to our clients.  

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