Housing Associations and Loan Finance

This briefing paper looks at how housing associations in England secure loan finance from the private sector.

Private loans are a major source of finance. Usually loans are long-term at fixed rates of interest. Housing Associations typically borrow £6billion a year from the private sector, with 80% being provided by banks and building societies. At December 2012 there were £67.9billion of borrowing facilities arranged by housing associations of which £55.8billion had been drawn down.

The paper includes sections on:

  • Borrowing Strategies
  • Gearing Loans since 2008
  • Interest Rates
  • Credit Ratings
  • Future Loans
  • Partnerships and Regeneration
  • Diversification of Borrowing
  • Bonds
  • Private Placement
  • Commercial Paper
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Sale and Leaseback
  • European Investment Bank
  • Social Equity
  • Fund Flotation

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