Sir Julian Hodge was an entrepreneur and banker who set up three banks during his lifetime, as well as having a wider involvement in the business community in Wales.
Originally established as The Jane Hodge Foundation in 1962, the charity was launched with a gift of £2.5 million in commemoration of Sir Julian’s mother, Jane. The Foundation has since derived its income from the businesses controlled or managed by the Hodge Family.
The Hodge group
Today, the Hodge Foundation owns 79% of the Hodge group of businesses which are primarily engaged in financial services and property. The principal businesses are:
Hodge Bank, which undertakes retail savings and commercial and residential lending activities. More information about the activities and results of Hodge Bank can be found at www.hodgebank.co.uk
Hodge Lifetime, which is the group’s brand covering the retirement financial services markets. It offers annuities, equity release and later life lending products, and more information can be found at www.hodgelifetime.co.uk