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Expert opinion about financing in the property sector.

Banks and lending

generic asset management

Pictet/XLB joint venture secures £70m loan

2021-01-21T00:00:00+00:00By

A joint venture (JV) between Pictet Alternative Advisors and XLB has secured a £70m loan from German bank Helaba.

Fund Management

Property fund chart

Property funds saw £1.1bn in withdrawals in 2020

2021-01-13T16:16:00+00:00By

Open-ended property funds saw £1.1bn of withdrawals in 2020, according to global funds network Calastone.

Property Companies

Countryside’s Great Kneighton scheme in Cambridge

Countryside grows completions but order book dips

2021-01-21T08:44:00+00:00By

Housebuilding giant Countryside Properties completed 17% more homes in the first three months of its financial year.