Virgin Cash to purchase out JV with Abrdn for £20m

Virgin Cash is to purchase Abrdn’s 50% stake of their three way partnership known as Virgin Cash Investments.

Following the deal Abrdn will proceed to offer funding recommendation for Virgin Cash Investments, permitting each companies to utilise their strengths, in keeping with Virgin Cash.

The three way partnership between Virgin Cash and Abrdn was launched in 2019. It features a digital platform and a spread of funding merchandise launched to Virgin prospects in April 2023.

A brand new pension was launched on the platform in November 2023.

Virgin Cash mentioned that by taking full possession of Virgin Cash Investments will probably be higher in a position to pursue “worthwhile development.”

The proposal is for all current workers in Virgin Cash Investments to maneuver into Virgin Cash, with no anticipated job losses.

Virgin Cash relies in Glasgow, with main workplaces in Newcastle and London and seven,000 employees. It was fashioned by rebranding Clydesdale Financial institution and Yorkshire Financial institution as Virgin Cash.

Virgin Cash Investments had whole belongings underneath administration of about £3.7bn and greater than 150,000 buyer accounts at 31 December 2023. Virgin Cash’s goal is to double belongings underneath administration for Virgin Cash Investments inside the subsequent 5 years.

Beneath the phrases of the deal, topic to regulatory approval, Virgin Cash will purchase the 50% of Virgin Cash Unit Belief Managers Restricted at present owned by Abrdn for a money cost of £20 million, funded from Virgin Cash’s capital assets.

Allegra Patrizi, managing director enterprise and industrial at Virgin Cash, mentioned: “Our three way partnership with Abrdn has efficiently delivered a brand new funding service providing easy and easy funding choices for patrons.

“Taking full management of Virgin Cash Investments will imply we are able to deliver the investments and pensions enterprise along with our deposits, mortgages, bank cards and day by day banking, enabling us to assist extra prospects really feel assured to take a position for the longer term and driving vital development in belongings underneath administration.”


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