Housing finance stocks hog limelight, soar up to 5%

LIC Housing Finance surged 4.63 percent while Dewan Housing Finance Corporation rose 4.21 percent on BSE.

Housing price inflation declines to 4-year low: RBI

Housing price inflation has slipped to nearly four-year low to below 4 percent, a survey by the Reserve Bank said on Thursday.

Banks to benefit more than HFCs through long-term bonds: Icra

The incentives announced by the RBI "are likely to have a positive impact on banks' competitive position vis-a-vis the housing finance companies", it said in a note.

IRDA relaxes investment norms for housing, infra finance firms

Housing finance companies and infrastructure finance companies will get higher funding from the insurance companies as the sector regulator IRDA has relaxed investment norms for these firms.

NHB hopes for more easing in ECB norms for housing fin cos

The National Housing Bank Monday said it is looking forward to relaxations in external commercial borrowing norms for housing finance companies (HFCs) to enable larger number of players to tap the route.

Correction in housing prices to continue for some time: NHB

National Housing Bank (NHB), the regulator for housing finance companies, Thursday said there has been price correction in the housing market and it is likely to continue in some pockets, including the NCR region.

SEBI relaxes mutual fund exposure limit for HFCs

Providing more leeway for housing finance companies, market regulator SEBI Monday relaxed the investment limit for such entities in debt mutual funds.

Sebi to relax mutual fund exposure norms for HFCs

The decision to relax the exposure norms for Housing Finance Companies (HFCs) was taken at Sebi's board meeting here.

Housing Finance Companies may see higher NIM in H2

Housing finance companies may see higher net interest margin (NIM) during the second half of the current financial year on the back of higher asset re-pricing coupled with stable borrowing cost, the report said.