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Tier One Capital secures £6.5 million revolving credit facility for TOC Property Backed Lending Trust PLC

Wealth management and property lending operator Tier One Capital has secured a £6.5 million revolving credit facility from Shawbrook Bank for the TOC Property Backed Lending Trust PLC (PBLT).

Bosses say the credit facility will help ensure the London Stock Exchange main market listed fund has the capital resources required to continue supporting residential and commercial property developers in the North of England and Scotland.

The new deal reinforces the continuing relationship between Shawbrook Bank and PBLT, which recently unveiled its latest investment strategy.

PBLT shareholders recently voted overwhelmingly to provide the fund with greater flexibility to support property developers, especially in the North East and Scotland, and a key priority of PBLT’s updated investment strategy is to enhance North East and Scottish housebuilders’ ability to meet Government targets of building 300,000 new homes each year.

Shawbrook Bank has an established track record in providing loans to property developers and earlier this month announced that, since the launch of its development finance offering in 2016, it has provided £1 billion of funding support across 230 individual projects, delivering 3500 residential houses and flats, more than 600 commercial units and 1000 student rooms.

Ian McElroy, chief executive of Tier One Capital, said: “Shawbrook’s substantial experience in the property development sector makes them the perfect partner as we respond to a significant uplift in the sector.

“There is also an appetite from investors, who have accumulated significant financial resources during the economic pause caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, to support property developments, especially in the residential sector in the current climate.

“Thanks to our collaboration with such a high calibre financial institution, as Shawbrook Bank, we are able to provide a financial structure that meets the objectives of PBLT’s shareholders.”