Social Housing

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Industry challenges and opportunities

  • Maintaining the credit quality of the sector while increasing house building volumes and beginning to tackle Net Zero Carbon
  • Management teams being able to adapt to this fast paced, constantly changing market with increasing economic disruption
  • Continued support of the sector with direct lending and backing through debt capital markets transactions
  • Efficiency improvements and increased security through digital innovation.

We are committed to offering insight and financing to advance your activities. To support you on the ground, we have teams of Relationship Directors in London, Manchester and Birmingham, and individuals working across Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Southwest England.

Social Housing
2024 Outlook

Social Housing

Dave Cassidy, our Head of Social Housing says 2024 will see a focus on upgrading existing stock, continued checks on new development, and plenty of consolidation.

Client advantages

As well as a dedicated Relationship Director you will also have access to a variety of products and solutions.

Having been actively involved in social housing banking for over 20 years, we understand this sector’s challenges, opportunities and methods of working.

Benefit from:

  • Regular events offering valuable opportunities to hear from and network with industry experts, funding advisors and professional bodies
  • A range of financing including social housing term loans, housing association funding and deposits and tenant benefit packages, plus a sector-specific debt finance team
  • Solutions to optimise your organisation’s financial structure, including cash pooling, corporate lending and risk solutions.

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Investment in social housing set to remain robust despite economic turmoil

The Social Housing sector is traditionally resilient and has been successfully weathering the headwinds of inflation, economic uncertainty, geopolitical instability, and its own unique challenges. Dave Cassidy, our Head of Social Housing, remains positive but realistic about the sector’s continuing resilience during 2023.