Case study

Leeds Federated – Assistance in New Funding Arrangement

Leeds Federated Housing ia housing association with properties across Leeds, Harrogate, Wakefield and North Yorkshire.


To support its development programme, the board of Leeds Federated Housing Association approved the arrangement of a £20m long term loan facility and a £10m five-year revolving credit facility (RCF).

What we did:

As the association’s retained treasury advisors, DTP worked with Leeds Federated Housing to develop the 2020/21 Treasury Annual Plan which identified a £30m funding requirement to be financed by a combination of long term borrowing, supported by a £10m short term RCF.

Working with the association, DTP prepared funding memorandums in order to create a level of competition and to provide potential lenders with the information required to put forward offers structured to meet the association’s requirements on the best terms possible.  DTP benchmarked the offers to enable the board of Leeds Federated Housing to choose the most appropriate RCF and long-term funding options to meet the association’s needs and ensure value would be delivered for the association’s customers.

DTP also supported the negotiation and finalisation of terms, which involved documenting the RCF to operate on a SONIA basis and delivering long term funding at an effective rate of just 1.97%.

What we achieved

DTP supported the association in sourcing finance that fully met their requirements and enabled the board to approve the funding with the confidence they were delivering the best deal for the association’s existing and future customers.  Leeds Federated Housing now has very low cost funding in place to support its ongoing development ambitions and enable it to continue to deliver much needed affordable housing in Leeds and the surrounding area.

The DTP team and, in particular, Andy Gladwin were instrumental in enabling Leeds Fed to secure these two additional sources of funding at very competitive rates to support our requirements for several years to come. Throughout the project and despite the impact of COVID-19, we were very well supported with technical advice and guidance. DTP worked effectively with our finance team, our lawyers and the selected funders, and provided timely reports which helped provide regular assurance to the board.

Jason Ridley – Director of Finance and IT

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