A bond aggregator has completed its first deal for more than a year, with a £40.2m bond for four housing associations.
The government has invested 5% of its £1.2bn Starter Homes Land Fund in 27 sites, the housing minister has revealed.
A shared ownership specialist company has bought a housing association, as it seeks £1bn of institutional investment to fund new homes.
Debt, capital expenditure and exposure to the sales market will all rise as housing associations step up their development in the coming years, Moody’s has said.
Ratings agency S&P has said that housing association debt will exceed £80bn by 2019.
Two Cumbria-based housing associations are in merger talks after one was given the green light to break away from its parent organisation.
The government has announced that £402m of funding over the next two years will be targeted at the councils with the greatest homelessness demand.
The Homes and Communities Agency has agreed two loans with developers totalling £98.8m to kick-start projects which will provide 10,250 new homes.
Impending deregulation will not damage credit ratings for English housing associations, a major ratings agency has confirmed.
Croydon Council’s housing company Brick by Brick is expected to launch a bid for institutional investment over the next six months – to finance its ambitious development plans.
Economic sentiment among housing associations is at its highest level since the financial crisis, with landlords scaling up delivery plans despite the looming threat of Brexit.
The Scottish Government will make £590m available this year to increase the supply of affordable homes in Scotland.
Bovis Homes has rejected two merger bids from major house builders Redrow and Galliford Try, but will continue talks with Galliford Try.
A housing association has launched a new fund management business with an acquisition of 1,379 units valued at £150m.
Housing associations will not spend government funding earmarked for supported housing schemes unless more certainty is given over the Local Housing Allowance cap.
THE BUDGET: The government has moved £200m in housing association grants forward a year, which has helped lower its borrowing outlook from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
A South East housing association has had its credit rating upheld ahead of a planned merger, which is due to complete next month.
The Scottish Government has increased Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) funding to almost £58m to mitigate the impact of welfare cuts in the first year it has control over DHPs.
More than three quarters of housing associations support having rent freedom, a National Housing Federation survey has found.
A Scottish housing association’s bank demanded early repayment of a loan after regulatory intervention triggered a technical breach of its covenants.
As a flurry of mid-sized associations embark on mergers, Lee Clarke of Capsticks looks at the pros and cons
Two London-based homelessness charities, Evolve Housing and Support and Grenfell Housing and Training, have agreed to merge.
Greg Campbell and David Williams of Campbell Tickell explain more about the trend towards ‘medium-mergers’
Councils are boosting their income through service charge rises and other fee increases as pressure from the 1% rent cut on Housing Revenue Accounts ramps up.
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.
The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
An Aberdeen housing association has secured a £12.5m loan to build 147 homes in the city and the surrounding area.
House builder Galliford Try has reported a 23% profit boost in its half-year results through to the end of December.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) has warned of “significant risks” to a deal-based approach for future rent settlements.
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is calling for rent freedom and for housing to play a part in the government’s industrial strategy, ahead of next month’s Budget.
Just 10 housing associations were responsible for three-quarters of the sale activity carried out by UK landlords in 2015/16, while the total proceeds from such sales grew by 39%.
Three North East housing associations have announced plans to merge to create a 23,500-home association.
The house builder part-owned by giant institutional investor Legal and General (L&G) is set to deliver record profits and new homes, a trading update said.
Two Lincolnshire housing associations have agreed merger plans to form a new 12,700-home landlord in principle.
Two Hampshire-based housing associations have had their merger backed by the housing regulator.
Sovereign, the UK’s sixth-largest housing association, has signed a £150m funding deal with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its plans to build 4,500 new homes over the next three years.
Welsh association Bron Afon Community Housing has pledged to build 450 homes after securing £30.5m in loan deals.
Two Berkshire housing associations have announced plans to join forces to form a 14,600-home landlord in the county.
A housing association ‘de-merged’ from one of the north’s largest housing groups over concerns its large surplus would not be invested in the local community.
L&Q’s acquisition of Gallagher Estates is a milestone in the housing association sector’s march into the land market. Nick Johnstone looks at the risk and reward
The government will balance the “fiscal consequences” of higher rents against housing associations’ calls for full flexibility, the housing minister has said.
WHITE PAPER: The government will set out a new rent standard for social landlords for the period after 2020 “in due course” to help housing associations build.
South Wales housing association United Welsh has secured a £25m loan from Affordable Housing Finance (AHF).
One Housing has borrowed £85m to build 1,450 homes in a long-term deal with investment manager M&G Investments.
The merger between The Guinness Partnership and Wulvern Housing has completed.
Trafford Housing Trust’s director of finance, Helen Rourke, explains the thinking behind the major deal announced last week
A number of Scottish councils have warned they may not be able to afford the full cost of Discretionary Housing Payments to cover tenants’ rent in the future because of the new lower benefit cap.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said it supports plans to establish an independent regulator for the sector.
Financial ratings agency Moody’s has upgraded a £105m secured bond issued by Places for People after admitting to a rare admin error last June.
A construction company has launched a joint venture with one of the UK’s largest pension funds to build a £200m portfolio of supported housing.
A Northern Irish housing association has completed its merger with a small association specialising in conservation.
New Charter Group has entered talks with Adactus Housing Group which would lead to the creation of a 33,000-home landlord.
A Manchester-based housing association has struck a new £275m funding deal with two banks and two institutional investors, replacing a previous £145m facility.
Two housing associations in the North West have agreed to a ‘de-merger’ as one of the small members of a group leaves.
The Cheyne Social Property Impact Fund has purchased a 338-unit portfolio of residential properties in Croydon, thought to be worth £51.8m.
A German bank has agreed to provide an £85m loan to fund a large private rented sector development in Manchester.
Two housing associations have secured a £114.8m bond at a record low rate under the government’s guaranteed finance scheme.
Derwent Living will see its treasury affairs fully taken over by Places for People, after it joined the group following a regulatory downgrade for its finances.
The Scottish Government has announced the recipients of £1.65m of funding for homeless services and housing providers working with vulnerable people.
Places for People Group has completed its merger of Derwent Housing Association, making Derwent a subsidiary of the larger housing association.