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Maslow makes debut loan portfolio purchase

UK-based development finance provider Maslow Capital has acquired a £100 million (€112.7 million) performing loan portfolio, representing the firm’s first participation in the secondary debt market.

French student housing attracts its first mezzanine loan

A French student housing provider has sourced financing including mezzanine debt, in what is thought to be the first example of junior debt being written in the country’s student accommodation sector.

New entrant is latest to target development debt gap

Glenhawk, a London-based bridging finance provider, is the latest start-up to target the gap in the UK market for short-term property finance focused on developments.

Maslow boosts lending with residential and student housing deals

UK-based development finance provider Maslow Capital has completed four financing deals totalling £74 million (€83.8 million), in a move to diversify its loan book.

LendInvest grows volumes through diversification

Specialist UK debt provider LendInvest has reported 2017 lending volumes of £500 million (€563 million), up 33 percent on the previous year’s total.

Why debt will be the real estate play in 2018

Credit will provide a major access point into real estate for an increasing number of investors in the year ahead.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: UK housing presents a clear opportunity for lenders

Market players should help tackle the UK’s housing shortage in 2018, writes Randeesh Sandhu, CEO of residential development finance specialist Urban Exposure.

Octopus funds London portfolio deal – Exclusive

Niche UK lender Octopus Property has provided a £31.3 million short-term loan to fund the purchase of a London office portfolio ahead of its conversion into apartments.

Citi’s LendInvest loan marks a new route into property lending

In backing niche debt provider LendInvest’s drive into the UK buy-to-let residential mortgage market, Citi has demonstrated the potential for an investment bank to access property lending via fintech.

LendInvest appoints former OneSavings Bank chairman

Peer-to-peer real estate lender LendInvest has appointed Stephan Wilcke (pictured), the former executive chairman of OneSavings Bank, as senior adviser to its senior management team.