The UK’s largest house builder has announced boosted profits in the six months to the end of December, despite a dip in the number of homes it built.
Trafford Housing Trust’s director of finance, Helen Rourke, explains the thinking behind the major deal announced last week
Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.
A UK-based digital-only bank has become the latest mortgage lender to enter the shared ownership market.
Affinity Sutton and Circle Housing Group have completed their long-awaited ‘mega-merger’, joining forces to become Clarion Housing Group, the UK’s largest housing association and one of its biggest house builders.
A government guarantees programme for the private rented sector has issued its long-awaited £265m bond, with a coupon of 1.75%.
Civitas Social Housing Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has announced that it has raised £100m more than its planned fundraising of £250m, as it prepares to float on the London Stock Exchange on Friday.
The largest listed private landlord in the UK has told investors to expect profit of more than £50m for the year after strong growth despite stamp duty changes and the EU referendum.
A South West-based housing association has had its credit rating lowered ahead of a major merger due to “revenue pressure stemming from rent cuts”.
A major London housing association has had its credit rating downgraded due to its increasing exposure to sales and rising debt.
The East of England saw the highest growth in house prices during the past year, government figures reveal.
Two of the United Kingdom’s largest house builders have today warned that tax changes are having a negative effect on London’s housing market.
A major developer has launched a joint venture model in a bid to form partnerships with Northern housing associations and build 1,000 homes in three years.
A bond aggregator has taken advantage of a sharp drop in the cost of government bonds to raise £191.4m for five landlords at a record low all-in rate.
Swan Housing Association has taken advantage of the falling price of government debt in the wake of the EU referendum to issue £60m of retained bonds.
Going up or doing down - how many homes will the UK build? Jess McCabe takes a look into the future with the Top 50 Biggest Builders in the sector
When the chancellor unexpectedly raised stamp duty for institutional private sector landlords, did it spell the end of the build-to-let market? Caroline Thorpe reports
Millions of pounds have been wiped off the value of house builders as shares plummeted in the wake of the Leave vote in the EU referendum.
Barclays has agreed to waive its option to increase interest rates on a set of loans taken out by housing associations in the wake of the financial crisis.
Shared ownership 2 Video
As shared ownership finally gets its big break, exclusive new data reveals how the tenure performs for the first time. Nick Duxbury reports
An overwhelming majority of housing association bosses to respond to an Inside Housing survey believe leaving the European Union would harm their businesses.
The Best of times Video
Efforts by the Lords to moderate the government’s Housing and Planning Act resulted in some victories. But will the concessions change the future of the sector? And what fights are still to come? Jess McCabe sits down with Lord Best
Ahead of next week’s elections, Pete Apps reports on all the major talking points from #TAI2016 in Cardiff
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the market… Nick Duxbury investigates the hidden risks of building more homes for sale
The subsidy sandwich Video
Government’s solution to the lack of affordable housing is to sell Starter Homes at a 20% discount. Nick Duxbury explains the recipe for subsidising this form of sub-market housing
Housing associations should be celebrated as both successful businesses and caring enterprises, says Kate Davies
A credit agency, which provides ratings to most major housing associations, has warned it would consider putting the UK on negative outlook if it exits the EU.
When One Housing found out its central London homeless hostel must shut due to funding cuts, it turned the property into a money-spinner. Simon Brandon reports
Splash down Video
Behind the scenes, lenders and builders are concerned that David Cameron’s 200,000 ‘Starter Homes’ will distort the housing market. Nick Duxbury reports
Housing's new dawn Video
A new dawn for the social housing sector, the Housing and Planning Bill is progressing through the House of Commons. Alex Turner looks for some clarity on some key points
Cuts to operating costs and a scaling-back of development has led to an improved credit profile for a Somerset-based housing association, Moody’s has said.
Preparing for the future Video
Pete Apps has trawled through the financial statements of the biggest 75 housing associations in England, to reveal the key financial trends in the sector.
London’s largest housing association is talking to investors this week, as it prepares to issue the sector’s second bond since the Budget.
Last month’s bond issue by Metropolitan saw investors demand an increase in bond prices. Pete Apps asks if the era of extremely cheap housing association bonds is coming to an end
A voluntary deal to extend the Right to Buy is likely to be viewed positively by lenders, the leading credit agency for housing associations has said.
A “very substantial” rise in the cost of the first housing association bond since the Budget could further reduce housing associations’ development ambitions, experts have warned.
The ‘unexpected reversal’ of the rent formula in yesterday’s Budget is ‘credit negative’ for housing associations, a leading ratings agency has said.
Two housing associations have borrowed money under the government guarantees scheme at a cheaper rate than the cost of UK government debt.
A credit rating agency has warned housing associations could face downgrades.
Moody’s has awarded a high rating to the government guarantee scheme for new private rented sector (PRS) housing.
A 46% surge in financial commitments since 2012 could leave landlords struggling to raise the necessary finance without breaching covenants.
An institutional investor has loaned £40m to an Essex-based landlord in a 30-year private placement.
Housing associations’ exposure to the derivatives market could become a ‘matter of serious public concern’ in the next parliament, according to a report by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) committee.
Orbit has raised £250m on the bond market at an interest rate of 3.5%.
Housing associations are relying more and more on the bond markets to raise long-term debt. But how is the debt priced - and are landlords getting a good deal? Caroline Thorpe reports
Stock transfer housing associations are on an equal footing with traditional landlords in terms of credit strength, a major credit agency has said.
A housing association will issue its first ever public bond after receiving an A1 rating from Moody’s.
An Essex-based housing association has secured a £250m bond at an interest rate of 3.625%.
A 22,000-home landlord has been given a strong credit rating, despite negative comments from a credit agency about its growing exposure to shared ownership and outright sale.
A 3,000-home housing association could become one of the smallest landlords in the sector’s history to issue an own-named bond.
Investors could be driven away from the sector if the Conservatives push ahead with plans to ‘gift’ housing association homes to tenants.
Clydesdale has marked its return to the social housing sector with a £50m loan to a Home Counties landlord.
A south Wales landlord has borrowed £50m from an institutional investor to build 600 properties over two years, increasing its stock by more than 10%.
Two landlords have agreed to enter talks about a merger deal which would create a mammoth 56,000-home landlord in the north west.
A major institutional investor has announced plans to invest £1.5bn in regeneration projects across the UK, including for rented housing.
Scotland’s largest social landlord has secured the cheapest own-named bond ever issued by a UK landlord, in a follow up to its £250m deal last year.
A Midlands landlord has become the latest to cash in on historic low borrowing rates and smash the sector’s plummeting record for long-term debt.
One of the largest social landlords in the north-west has had its credit rating affirmed by rating agency Moody’s.
A west country landlord has borrowed £52m under the government guarantees programme, setting yet another record for the cost of long term debt.
A housing association has issued a record breaking £250m bond, as the cost of long term finance in the sector continues to tumble.