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AHF achieves new bond record ahead of 'pre-EU referendum market shutdown'

26/05/2016 11:42 am | By Luke Cross

Affordable Housing Finance (AHF) has secured £161m of bonds for seven associations at 35 basis points over gilts ahead of ‘an expected primary market shut-down’ for issuance ahead of the UK’s EU referendum.

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Curo downgraded and told to simplify governance structure

25/05/2016 9:52 am | By Luke Cross

Curo Group has been downgraded a notch to a G2 due to an over-complicated governance structure.

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HCA warns Joseph Rowntree HT over asset sales reliance

25/05/2016 10:01 am

Joseph Rowntree HT (JRHT) has been downgraded from a V1 to a V2 by the regulator amid concerns over a deterioration in financial strength and a reliance on asset disposals.

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FD and board announced for L&Q, Hyde and East Thames merger

23/05/2016 11:31 am

L&Q’s Waqar Ahmed confirmed as group finance director while Aubrey Adams while become chair under the proposed merger with Hyde Group and East Thames.

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Non-registered MHS Homes secures £40m at 'well below 4 per cent'

23/05/2016 10:59 am

Non-registered housing association MHS Homes has secured a £40m private placement at an all-in cost ‘well below’ 4 per cent.

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Hyde buys 283 homes from Town & Country

20/05/2016 1:35 pm

Town & Country Housing Group has sold 283 homes in south London to Hyde Group.

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Pension deficits rise by half as liabilities soar

05/05/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

More HAs join list of those with deficits above £2m.

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Cost of funds falls but fewer HAs on cheapest rates

07/04/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

Housing associations’ average cost of funds fell slightly in the last financial year to 4.59 per cent.

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Forward spend plans reach £18.4bn amid surplus rise

03/03/2016 | By Chloe Stothart

Investment in new build and major refurbishment up 8%

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Muted rise in UK HA staff numbers as pay edges up


English HA staff numbers increase by less than 1 per cent.

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CEO pay rises by 3.1 per cent across UK in 2014/15 year

12/01/2016 | By Rob Cowley

The accounts of 221 UK social landlords show the average chief executive pay package – including bonuses, performance-related pay and benefits in kind but excluding employer’s pension contributions – was £147,963.

Hometrack Social Housing Finance Conference Research May 2016

Unlocking strategic asset management


Executives need to consider a broader range of factors as they evaluate strategy and develop business plans for their assets in a wider market context, according to exclusive analysis from Hometrack.

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