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Mark Hattersley - Finance Director

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Sovereign is one of the largest housing associations in the country, managing more than 55,000 homes across the south and south west.

We have a strong business plan, and are committed to using our financial capacity to grow the business and provide new homes. To meet our aim we need a diverse range of funding which is cost-effectively structured to provide the necessary investment funds and maintain liquidity.

This includes an appropriate mix of bond and bank finance, while most recently we secured a £150m loan facility with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

We will continue this approach to enable us to invest in affordable housing through development and acquisition.

Our financial position

Our strategy remains one of steady growth, with investment seeking to maximize the social and financial benefits to our residents, our communities and our business. 

Our growth and financial resilience has resulted in a strong balance sheet and business plan, giving us choice in how we provide more homes for people in need.

Meanwhile we remain committed to providing a value for money service. This includes modernising our service through technology and new ways of working, as well as focusing our growth in a tight geographic area. We publish a statement each September, along with our Annual Report and Financial Accounts, on our progress.


Our ratings and assessments

 Sovereign has some of the strongest ratings in the sector.


  • Moody's rating of A1

  • Standard & Poor's rating of A+



 We were awarded the highest ratings possible by the Housing and Communities Agency (HCA) for both governance and viability in its regulatory judgment in 2016.

Annual Funders' day

We hold an annual Funders Day in October where current and potential investors have the chance to meet our Executive Board and hear about our performance and future strategy. 

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch to talk about potential investment opportunities with us, or to find out more about our annual Funders' Day, please contact Mark Hattersley, our Chief Financial Officer or Philip O'Brien, our Treasury Director.