Banking & Finance

It has been great to attend the SFHA Finance Conference this week. A constant theme was market appetite to match short ended RCF type facilities from clearing banks for the purpose of financing new build development programmes with long ended DCM finance via private placements or similar. It would appear that there are several RSLs… Read more »

Banking & Finance

Ethical finance and investment is growing momentum globally and nationally at an exceptional pace. Previously principally the remit of specialist finance providers and investors supporting enterprises with an environmental or social purpose, it has morphed into the mainstream with an ever increasing recognition of the importance and value to finance providers and investors of taking… Read more »

Banking & Finance

When First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the Scottish Government’s target to deliver 50,000 new affordable homes, including 35,000 for social rent, by 2021, many in the housing finance industry reacted like Cuba Gooding Jr’s character in Jerry McGuire by crying out: “Show me the money!” Let’s take a look at the figures. The Scottish Government… Read more »

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