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Hyde issues £400m bond via subsidiary at 3% coupon

27/04/2017 5:08 pm | By Luke Cross

Hyde has issued the sector’s largest ever long-dated own name bond at the lowest coupon seen for a deal of its kind.

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PfP partners with Octopus to launch £200m retirement housing business

26/04/2017 12:49 pm | By Luke Cross

Places for People (PfP) and investor Octopus Healthcare have launched a £200m retirement housing business.

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Shoreline downgraded as it 'reduces capacity' ahead of merger

28/04/2017 12:49 pm

Lincolnshire stock transfer downgraded after reducing capacity pre-merger, while Cambridgeshire association regains compliance.

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London Housing Bank still in business as Network takes £20m for 'Big Blue' build to rent scheme

28/04/2017 10:55 am

Network Homes has taken £20m from the London Housing Bank to support the first Build to Rent (BTR) scheme under the funding initiative, on the condition rents are charged at 80 per cent of market rates.

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Wheatley becomes partner in Glasgow council's R&M company

27/04/2017 11:56 am

Wheatley Group and Glasgow City Council have restructured the latter’s repairs and maintenance company into a ‘£3.7bn joint venture’.


First Wessex and Sentinel complete merger

24/04/2017 4:02 pm

First Wessex and Sentinel have merged to become a 30,000-home association.

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Analysis: housing association unit costs explained

06/04/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

Stock transfer age, region and levels of supported and older people’s housing help to explain cost variation.

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UK housing association spending plans hit £17.8bn but rate of growth slows

09/03/2017 | By David Blackman

Pot for new build and major refurbishment rises by 3 per cent.

Sanctuary FRS 102 SORP accounting changes housing

Accounts digest: analysis of over 200 sets of HA financials shows radical impact of accounting change

10/02/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

Social Housing’s analysis of over 200 sets of UK housing association accounts shows that the introduction of FRS 102 alone boosted reserves by £8.8bn as surpluses rise £1.8bn.

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Average pay increases as UK staff numbers grow

12/01/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

English HA staff numbers fall but units increase

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Reserves move by £3.5bn across top 20 associations

02/12/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

Surpluses rise by just £23m due to accounting change.

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Housing finance awards' shortlist revealed

22/03/2017 | By Luke Cross

A highly competitive shortlist has been revealed for this year’s HANA Awards.

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Grant Thornton has promoted Jenny Brown to chief operating officer of its not for profit industry group.

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A number of senior housing professionals have been appointed to new roles.

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Radian announces retirement of two senior figures


Radian has announced the retirement of two of its executive directors.

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HCA appoints Stephen Kinsella to lead accelerated construction drive


The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has hired a Barratt Partnerships’ director to lead its accelerated construction drive.

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Deregulation day dawns for housing: regulator to set out 'lessons learned'

06/04/2017 | By Chloe Stothart

The English social housing regulator is warning boards of the pitfalls to avoid as part of its ‘handover’ of the consent regime today (6 April 2017).

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Swan's viability rating lowered on sales risks

30/03/2017 | By Luke Cross

Swan Housing Association’s viability has been downgraded by the housing regulator

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06/04/2017 | Updated: 06/04/2017

How have financial market movements and political swings impacted housing association bonds in the secondary market?

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Market digest: housing association bond yields

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How have financial market movements and political swings impacted housing association bonds in the secondary market?

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