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.

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

Finance is subject to status. Security may be required. Product fees may apply.

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

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