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Care Thoughts: A Problem of Inappropriate Covenants

Care Thoughts: A Problem of Inappropriate Covenants

Allia C&C is pleased to share the latest issue of ‘Care Thoughts’ – a series of articles dedicated to raising awareness of key topics and challenges relating to funding the charitable care sector, and provoking meaningful action to address these problems. In this issue, we look at the financial ratios used by existing lenders to the sector. We look at the appropriateness and constrains of these ratios and compare to the situation faced by the Housing Association and Private Rented Accommodation sectors.

Government consults on lower limit for RCB issues

Government consults on lower limit for RCB issues

The UK government has launched a consultation on potential changes to the regulations on taxation of securitisation companies. Amongst other points, it is considering lowering the threshold which determines the minimum size for Retail Charity Bond issues. Allia C&C, the Impact Investing Institute, Big Society Capital and Social Enterprise UK have today submitted a joint response arguing that this limit should be reduced to £5 million.

Care Thoughts: Struggling with a broken funding structure

Care Thoughts: Struggling with a broken funding structure

Allia C&C is pleased to share the latest issue of ‘Care Thoughts’ – a series of articles dedicated to raising awareness of key topics and challenges relating to funding the charitable care sector, and provoking meaningful action to address these problems. In this issue, we look in detail at the funding market for Care organisations and contrast the situation faced by borrowers in the sector with the UK Social Housing sector.

Allia C&C achieves record low spread for MORhomes

Allia C&C achieves record low spread for MORhomes

Allia C&C has arranged a tap of the MORhomes 3.4% bonds, raising £28 million for Calico Homes from a new investor. The new bonds were issued at a yield of 2.768%, a spread of 154bps (1.54%) over the benchmark gilt rate, which was significantly below the current bid price. This is the lowest spread that has been achieved since the launch of the bond in February 2019.

RCB bonds sold at lowest rate yet

RCB bonds sold at lowest rate yet

Allia C&C is pleased to announce the sale of the remaining £4 million of retained bonds from the issue of the Golden Lane Housing 3.9% Bonds due 2027. The bonds were sold to a broad group of professional and institutional investors at a price of 105.5, which equates to a yield of 3% – the lowest rate achieved on the sale of RCB bonds since the launch of the platform in 2014.