UK private bank Hampden & Co continues expansion with Banking Director hires

Alistair Macpherson, Mark Prentice, and Kevin Eagles of Hampden & Co (by Stewart Attwood)

UK private bank Hampden & Co has added to its banking team with the appointment of Kevin Eagles and Alistair Macpherson as Banking Directors, with Eagles based in London and Macpherson in Edinburgh.

Eagles has worked in banking for 33 years in roles with Lloyds Bank, Weatherby’s Private Bank, and with C. Hoare & Co. where he spent more than two decades.

Macpherson has more than 30 years’ experience in banking and portfolio management and joins from Homes England where he was a senior manager in the Structured Real Estate Finance team. He has previously held roles at Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and Standard Life.

At Hampden & Co, the new Banking Directors will provide clients with a bespoke banking service including deposits, a range of tailored borrowing and mortgage products, and day-to-day banking. Both will report to the Bank’s Head of Banking, Mark Prentice, and will work alongside the banking teams in Edinburgh and London.

In line with growing client numbers and strong financial performance, Hampden & Co has added to its banking, senior management, and support teams throughout 2022. This includes Gill Sanders as Banking Director, Hannah Berridge as Head of Professional Partnerships and Jon Peake as CFO.

In August, Hampden & Co reported strong growth in loans and deposits for H1 2022. Total income increased 47 per cent year-on-year to £8.8 million, with deposits up 21 per cent to £731 million and loans and advances up 14 per cent to £434 million.

The bank’s portfolio lending service, which enables clients of wealth managers to borrow against their investment portfolios, grew 40% year-on-year to £35 million.

Graeme Hartop, Hampden & Co’s CEO, said: “The demand for private banking is constantly evolving and we continue to attract many new clients who value our dedicated, relationship-driven approach. As we grow, we are expanding our team to meet the banking needs of our client base across the UK.” 

Mark Prentice, Head of Banking at Hampden & Co, said: “Both Kevin and Alistair are highly respected and experienced private bankers who have a proven track-record of building trusted relationships with clients, managing their wealth and supporting their banking needs. We are delighted to welcome them both to our growing team.”

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