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Inside the deal: RDI’s serviced offices refinancing with Aberdeen Standard

Real Estate Capital speaks to borrower RDI and lender Aberdeen Standard about their recent debt deal in London’s flexible office market.

LendInvest securitises home loans to access cheaper funding

The specialist lender has completed a £259m securitisation as part of its strategy to expand its capital base.

Five talking points from Savills’ state of the property debt market address

The need to refinance a huge pile of maturing debt, lenders’ reticence to fund retail, and the growing importance of cashflow were among key topics raised at the consultancy’s latest Financing Property presentation.

Sentiment survey: less pessimism overall, but continued wariness about retail, availability of UK debt

CREFC Europe’s latest quarterly survey of market sentiment highlights pessimism about the retail sector and lower expectations for liquidity in the UK.

Rise of the challenger lenders

Most did not exist a decade ago. Now, the UK’s emergent property debt providers, including challenger banks, peer-to-peer platforms and specialist lenders, are raising their profiles and their ambitions.

UK still offers long-term opportunities for real estate investors, despite Brexit turmoil

Just as the Brexit vote dampened activity, this year’s political uncertainty is taking its toll. But, as in 2016, certain sectors remain resilient, writes Lorna Brown of Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

The UK’s upstart lenders are earning credibility

Many of the emergent lenders targeting the country’s smaller-scale property loan space have yet to prove their staying power, but some are building solid businesses.

OakNorth: Loan-on-loan lending helps to grow the property loan book

The challenger bank’s debt finance director Mohith Sondhi speaks about loan-on-loan lending in the real estate market.

Property debt gap for UK regional markets widens

Lenders keep favouring exposure to central London, despite higher demand for real estate finance in the regions

Real estate debt investors must build around Brexit

The UK has been a hotbed for real estate debt funds, but uncertainty over Brexit and a high level of competitiveness are taking their toll.
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