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Underwriting to the downside...

UK lending teams reconvening after the summer this autumn and scrutinizing unspent budgets will be looking warily with their credit committees at the challenge of successful deployment in Q4. Most debt investors would acknowledge that there is simply not as much borrowing as appetite to lend in current market conditions. Limited requirement for secured loans against prime assets bought by overseas investors, and a highly liquid bond market for bigger borrowers, leaves senior lenders with reduced... Read More >

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