A new 30,000-home social landlord is in talks with foreign investors about loans of up to £200m as it scales up its development ambitions.
A London housing association has issued a £400m bond at an interest rate of 3%, putting it among the cheapest individual deals secured in the sector.
Bristol City Council will launch a £57m package of grant funding for local social landlords today as it seeks to boost affordable housing in the city.
The UK’s largest social landlord is expecting a reduced annual surplus this financial year due to a planned smaller sales programme.
Banks need “assurance” over the longevity and viability of modular homes as the government seeks to increase offsite housebuilding, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.
A South East social housing provider has secured a £65m funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Bank to help deliver plans to build 800 new houses.
A newly merged housing association has retained its strong credit rating.
The snap general election on 8 June is unlikely to have the same chilling impact on the housing association bond market as the 2015 poll, finance experts have said.
Civitas Social Housing has bought a portfolio of social housing stock for a total consideration of £11.5m, yielding 6.3%.
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A giant investment group has launched a joint venture to buy up new build supported housing schemes for people with learning disabilities.
Councils will receive new powers to deal with rogue landlords from today, the government has announced.
The government has chosen to ignore a select committee’s recommendation that the Right to Buy for housing association tenants should be funded nationally rather than by a levy on councils.
The private investor that recently disbanded its affordable housing venture has launched a new £200m business to provide homes for retirees.
Housing associations should publish half-year accounts and report all market-sensitive disclosures on their website to comply with the needs of investors.
Scottish housing associations drew down 86% of the loan facilities available to them in 2015/16, according to the Scottish Housing Regulator.
The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC) has priced an £88m tap of its second long-term bond under its government-backed finance scheme today, bringing the total bond to more than £1bn invested for the first time.
A new £16.5m round of funding for councils to support housebuilding has been announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
Civil servants have opened talks with the sector over rent setting post-2020, with a return to an inflation-linked deal among the options discussed.
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.
Gavin Barwell has said the West Midlands is a “strong contender” for the regional pilot scheme of the Right to Buy extensison.
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.
Councils sold more than 3,000 homes through the Right to Buy in the final quarter of 2016, taking the total sold under large discounts to over 50,000.
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.
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).
The government will not legislate to force councils to extend the Right to Buy to affordable homes built through their housing companies.
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.
Removing housing benefit from young people could see 9,000 left unable to access accommodation and placed at risk of homelessness, a charity has estimated.
Gavin Barwell is facing pressure to allow councils to retain the full receipt from Right to Buy sales, as it emerged £800m has been siphoned off by the Treasury.
More than three quarters of housing associations support having rent freedom, a National Housing Federation survey has found.