Specialist Asset Finance

Tailored solutions to diverse asset financing challenges.

A team dedicated to structuring large ticket asset finance transactions in specialist sectors.

The Specialist Asset Finance (SAF) team support our large corporate customers with the structuring of large ticket transactions to finance assets including: rail, helicopters, corporate jets, commercial aviation, sustainable energy generation, data centres, smart meters and equipment (including industrial, infrastructure, transport and many others).

We offer a variety of products including: debt, lease purchase, finance lease and operating lease (with residual value risk), receivables and structured hybrids. Pre-inception facilities for complex projects are also available.

Typically tenor will align to the economic life of the asset. Deal structures vary across the portfolio and often incorporate bespoke documentation and security as well as cross-border/multi-jurisdictional elements.

Asset specialists supporting a diverse client base

Commercial Transportation - Leasing and asset-backed debt for light and heavy commercial vehicles, buses and coaches to UK corporates

Rail - Supporting passenger and freight rail customers across the UK with the financing of rolling stock and railway infrastructure assets

Commercial Aviation - Providing funding to leading airlines and lessors for aircraft, as well as portfolios of aircraft engines

Energy - Providing asset funding solutions to support energy generation, including battery storage and charging infrastructure

Corporate Assets - Tailoring asset solutions to UK and Europe corporates

Why NatWest?

The SAF team provides value-add solutions for customers across a wide range of sectors and asset classes.

The teams within SAF have in-depth knowledge of their respective areas. We tailor transactions to meet customers’ unique requirements and understand that one size most certainly does not fit all when it comes to big ticket asset finance transactions.

Working closely with the Asset Management function, we use their knowledge and understanding of the various asset classes to offer you very competitive pricing that benefits from enhanced capital management.

Our areas of expertise

  • Asset backed loans
  • Progress Payment Facilities
  • Operating Lease, Finance Lease and Hire Purchase facilities
  • Sale & Purchase of Receivables
  • Limited & non-recourse debt funding into SPVs

Contact us

To discuss your business requirements and how NatWest could support you, contact us today:

Joe Taylor - Head of Asset Finance

Jacob Lloyd - Specialist Asset Finance Lead

Recent deals

Harmony Energy Income Trust Plc (HEIT)

GBP 60,000,000 Bilateral Senior Secured Term Loan

Senior Lender: NatWest, June 2022, UK

Gresham House Energy Storage Fund Plc (GRID)

GBP 150,000,000 Capex Term Loan, GBP 30,000,000 Working Capital Facility, GBP 200,000,000 Uncommitted Accordion

Senior Lender: NatWest, September 2021, UK

United Airlines Inc.

USD 273,000,000  Bilateral Secured Term Loan

Provider: NatWest, May 2022, UK

Cross London Trains Limited

GBP 1,464,468,427 Senior Bank Facilities and private Placement

Arranger & Senior Leader: NatWest, December 2021, UK

Sofidel UK Limited

GBP 40,000,000 Secured Term Loan

Bilateral Lender: NatWest, June 2021, UK

Vantage Meters (MAP2) Limited

GBP 51,300,000 Structured Loan Smart Meter Assets

Bilateral Lender: NatWest, April 2022, UK