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VELO Fund Targets Plymouth

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A consortium of global investors has revealed plans to invest a significant sum of money into the UK purpose-built student accommodation sector over the next 12 months.


Bonds Issued to Finance Kingston Refurbishment

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Assured Guaranty (Europe) plc (AGE UK) has announced that it has guaranteed principal and interest payments on £90 million of bonds issued by Kingston Student Living LLP.


Unite Group Post First Half Loss

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The UK's largest operator of student accommodation, Unite Group, has posted a first-half loss of £73.9m, down from a profit of £125.5m reported in the previous year.


Government Proposes Emergency Loans for Struggling Universities

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Universities in England that could face bankruptcy can apply to the government for an emergency loan.


Specialist Lender Launches With £100m

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A new specialist lender in the purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) market has launched with an initial £100m seed capital.


IFS Suggests Coronavirus Could Lead to Insolvent Universities

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A new study from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggests thirteen universities face insolvency unless they receive a government bailout.


Investec Provides £17.5m Senior Loan

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Investec Structured Property Finance has provided student accommodation specialists Scape with a £17.5m senior loan.


PBSA Schemes Sold for £90 million

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Two blocks of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) in Leeds have been sold in a deal valued at £90 million.


Unite Group Announces Placing of New Shares

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Unite Group has announced a placing of new ordinary shares, as the company looks to raise approximately £300 million.


Council Blames Lower Income on Aggressive Competition

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Cambridge County Council has blamed aggressive competition and coronavirus for a drop in income associated with its student housing investment.