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 the UK's largest 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 the UK and Europe's largest corporates across diverse asset classes

Why NatWest?

The SAF team has built a reputation for providing value-add solutions for customers across a wide range of sectors and asset classes.

The teams within SAF are considered sector experts with 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

Recent deals

Serpens Funding Limited

USD 95,000,000 Senior Term Loan

ECA Lender & Mandated Lead Arranger: NatWest, December 2020, UK

Zenobe Energy Limited

GBP 20,200,000 Purchase of Receivables

Senior Lender: Lombard, June 2020, UK

Vantage Meters (Map 2) Limited

GBP 37,500,000 Structured Loan Smart Meter Assets

Bialateral Term Loan Provider: NatWest, April 2020, UK

Abellio East Anglia Limited

GBP 50,000,000 Sales & Hire-Purchase Back

Leasor: Lombard, July 2019, UK

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

USD 180,000,000 Senior Term Loan

Senior Lender: NatWest, July 2019, UK

345 Rail Leasing Limited

GBP 1,060,000,000 Senior Residual Value Loan and Senior Loans

Co-Sponsor, Joint Financial Advisor, Senior RV Lender & Senior Lender: NatWest, March 2019, UK