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Bitesize briefing - Loan Finance and Treasury Management

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Bitesize briefing - Loan Finance and Treasury Management

Date: 12 September 2018 09:30 am - 12:30 pm
Course duration: 1 day
Venue: SHARE, Saracen House, 139 Saracen Street
Costs: Members £140.00 / Non-Members £190.00

The updated CIPFA guidance on Treasury Management was published in November 2017. This session will highlight the changes from the previous version and consider what housing associations and co-operatives should focus on to ensure their policy is robust and up to date.

Borrowings are set to increase sharply and housing associations and co-operatives are forecasting that they will borrow an additional £1.4bn in the next 5 years to fund investment in new and existing homes. The importance of Treasury Management cannot be underestimated.

The presentations will also introduce a “new kid “to the lending block, discuss how housing associations and co-operatives can access Private Placements and highlight issues to consider before finalising a loan deal or putting money on deposit at a bank.

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Book 3 delegates for the price of 2.  Delegates must be booked at the same time and the discount is applied after booking.

This event is aimed at Directors/Chief Executive, Finance Managers and Committee/Board members.


Registration & Coffee


Welcome & opening remarks from the Chair
Speaker: Martha Hutcheson


Private Placements and their role in funding for housing associations and co-operatives
Speaker: Gordon Campbell Director Campbell Thompson Associates

Private Placements as a funding option has been in vogue in England for quite some time and is now growing in use in Scotland.  Gordon will explore the circumstances that gave rise to the emergence of the Capital Markets as an alternative to traditional funding structures.  The session will also cover the key differences between Loans and Bonds, the Bond process and the reasons for their recent rise in popularity for a growing number of housing associations and co-operatives.  

Gordon will also explain how this rival product has also been welcomed by the lenders whose core product they have been designed to replace.


Introduction to Handelsbanken
Speaker: Michael McCuaig BA (Hons) MCIBS Chartered Banker

Introduction to Handelsbanken. Founded in 1871 with over 200 branches in the UK. Their focus is on long term relationships and customer satisfaction.

The last year or so has seen Handelsbanken enter the housing sector providing debt to allow housing associations and co-operatives to meet their build aspirations.  Michael will talk you through how that offer was structured and what is attractive to housing associations and co-operatives?


Depositing and Borrowing money in the High Street
Speaker: Paul McNeill CA Managing Partner Dunfermline Housing Finance

This session will highlight the changes in the recent update of the CIPFA policy, provide an update on the appetite of main stream banks to lend to the sector and highlighting the issues to be aware of when completing a loan deal.

Paul will also discuss the best place to deposit cash and the role of credit agencies when making decisions about investing cash.


General questions and closing remarks


 Lunch & networking