The proposed project consists of senior financing to L&T Housing Finance Limited (L&TH or the Company). The proceeds will be used to finance developers of affordable housing as per the criteria specified in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, scheme of the Government of India that aims for “Housing for All” by 2022.
L&TH is a Housing Finance Company registered under the National Housing Bank. The Company serves the housing and real estate finance segments. As of Sep/17, the Company held US$1.6 billion in assets.
1. Support to the affordable housing market: The project will increase access to affordable housing by supporting the financing of developers engaged in the affordable housing segment.
2. Job creation: Construction industry is one of the largest job creators in India. By supporting the expansion of housing finance this project will also contribute to job creation in India.
L&T Housing Finance Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings Limited (L&TF), the financial services arm of Larsen and Toubro Limited (L&T). L&TF, through its operating companies, is engaged in rural, housing and wholesale/infrastructure finance as well as investment and wealth management. L&TF services about 12 million customers with pan-India presence. It reports an asset base of over US$10 billion. LTF’s largest shareholder is Larsen and Toubro Limited which is a major global technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate.
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