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Dear Croydon Borough Council,

A. How many LOBO loans (number of loans and total principal) has the council restructured, refinanced or for which the terms of the contracts have changed since 2015.

B. For such loans please provide a spreadsheet with the following information (a row for each loan and each parameter listed in a separate column):
1. Internal reference number
2. Principal of the original LOBO loan
3. Initial counter-party of the original LOBO loan
4. Drawdown date of the original LOBO loan
5. Maturity date of the original LOBO loan
6. Date when the LOBO loan was restructured/refinanced
7. Breakage cost or fee paid to the counter-party for the refinancing/restructuring
8. How was the loan restructured/refinanced? (i.e. loan was transformed into fixed rate loan by removing the option, or loan was repaid with a new bank loan, or with a PWLB loan, or other - please specify)
9. Principal of new PWLB or bank loan used to refinance the LOBO loan (if applicable)
10. Maturity date of new PWLB or bank loan used to refinance the LOBO loan (if applicable)
11. Interest rate of new PWLB or bank loan used to refinance the LOBO loan (if applicable)
12. Fair value of new PWLB or bank loan used to refinance the LOBO loan (if applicable)
13. Name of any third-party advisor used for the restructuring/refinancing
14. Fee paid to the advisor for the restructuring/refinancing
15. Name of broker who arranged the restructuring/refinancing
16. Fee paid to the broker for the restructuring/refinancing

C. Please provide copies of new contracts and any other official documents related to the restructuring/refinancing

D. Please provide invoices for the broker fees for the restructuring/refinancing

Yours faithfully,

Ludovica Rogers

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Dear Croydon Council,
Your response to my FOI request is well overdue.
Please provide the information requested as soon as possible.
Kind regards,
Ludovica Rogers

Information, Croydon Borough Council

Dear Sir/Madam,

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI request.

Please find original request in email below.

We are reviewing outstanding FOI requests with us.

We felt that your request need to be revisited.

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Could you respond to us within 14 days from the date on this email, otherwise we will consider this matter closed.

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Dear Ludovica Rogers,


Freedom of Information Request

Apologies for the delay in responding to your FOI request.

Please see attached the council's response to your Freedom of Information

Yours sincerely


Information Coordinator

Croydon Council



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