Insurers look to social housing to diversify asset mix

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Housing associations, non-profit organisations that provide affordable accommodation for lower-income earners, have traditionally gone to the banks for their funding needs. But new banking legislation, introduced in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is changing this. In particular, the Basel III regulatory framework, which will have to be implemented this year, requires banks to hold additional capital to match their liabilities.

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