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1 Housing and Housing Finance in Pakistan
State Bank of Pakistan

2 Key Statistics – Housing & Housing Finance
Population: More than 170 million, 2/3rd rural-1/3rd urban Number of persons per room: 3 Access to formal finance: 14% Housing Finance to GDP ratio approximately 1% Economic Survey of Pakistan, 2011 WB Study-Expanding Housing Finance to the Underserved in South Asia, 2011

3 Key Statistics – Housing & Housing Finance
Housing Shortfall = 8 million units, 6 million of which concentrated in lower middle income group Housing Supply per Year = 0.3 million units Total housing needs = 0.7 million units per year Major metropolitans like Karachi are facing high rate of urbanization – Karachi population 16 million plus, of 7-8% pa. Nearly half of Karachi’s population is squatter settlements (around ). Karachi alone needs 100,000 new housing units per year to meet natural growth, cover backlog & urbanization pressure WB Study-Expanding Housing Finance to the Underserved in South Asia, 2011

4 Key Statistics – Housing & Housing Finance
Mortgage Finance Outstanding (Billion Rupees)

5 Key Statistics – Housing & Housing Finance

6 Efforts for Housing in Pakistan
National Housing Policy 2001 National Housing Authority/Pakistan Housing Authority Prime Minister Housing Schemes House Building Finance Company Limited Formation of Housing Advisory Group by SBP Initiatives by Provincial Governments Private Sector Initiatives

7 Role of SBP in Promotion of Housing Finance in Pakistan
Formation of Housing Advisory Group Implementation of HAG recommendations Review of Prudential Regulations for Housing Finance Preparation of Housing Finance Guidelines Development of a Model for Builders/Developers Finance Capacity Building of Financial Institution in housing finance through seminars, workshops and training programs Development of secondary mortgage market in Pakistan by creating a Mortgage Refinance Company (MRC) Championing Low-income housing finance Involving key Stakeholders – ABAD, AMB

8 Housing Advisory Group
SBP formulated a Housing Advisory Group (HAG), drawing membership from different stakeholders. Its recommendations are being actively pursued by SBP Reforming Legal Framework affecting Foreclosure, Transfer, Tenancy, Rent Control and Credit bureaus etc Rationalization of Transaction Costs Establishing an integrated land registration information system Increasing supply of land for affordable housing Structuring and streamlining large scale developer’s finance Facilitate low-cost/low-income housing models and products Facilitate Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Provision of long term funding for housing loans Housing Observatory (housing market information system) Capacity building of the mortgage banking industry in Pakistan

9 Mortgage Refinance Company
Develop the Primary Mortgage Market Provide financial resources to enable primary mortgage lenders (PMLs) to grant more loans at fixed/hybrid rates and for longer tenure Prepare PMLs for BASEL compliance by narrowing the gap between the maturity structure of the housing loans and the source of funds Ensure loan standardization across primary lending institutions which is necessary for any future securitization Develop the capital markets Provide more private debt securities (Bonds) with different maturities and rates for investment of surplus funds Promote ABS as a tool for raising funds from the capital markets Create a Yield Curve to serve as a benchmark for other institutions

10 Development of Prudential Regulations
The Housing Finance regulations are covered under Consumer Finance Prudential Regulations. Since Housing Finance has its distinct nature and scope, there has been growing demand from all stakeholders to separate Housing Finance from Consumer Finance. SBP intends to announce reviewed Housing Finance Prudential Regulations this year.

11 Development of Mortgage Guidelines
Comprehensive set of Mortgage Finance Guidelines covering all facets of Housing Finance (Conventional and Faith-Based) based on best lending practices. With active involvement of Association of Mortgage Bankers and feedback from other Stakeholders, these Guidelines would be launched this year.

12 Large Scale Builders Finance Model
SBP is working to develop financing models to facilitate large-scale builders/ developers’ access to formal financial sector. The Association of the Builders and Developers (ABAD), Investment Bankers, Association of Mortgage bankers (AMB) and Rating Agency have been consulted for the purpose. Key challenges include: Corporatization of large-scale developers Bankable financial statements Credit rating (Entity and Instrument Ratings) Fiscal issues relating to Book Value and Market Value, declared income and wealth etc.

13 Initiatives in Low cost Housing
Ashiana Housing Scheme by Punjab Land Development Company (Punjab Govt.). Hawksbay Scheme 42 by Lyari Development Authority Karachi (plots + residential infrastructure) Lyari Re-settlement Project Housing Project by Ansar Management Company Incremental Housing Scheme “Khuda Ki Basti” by Saaiban-NGO

14 Initiatives in Low cost Housing
Naya Nazimabad, Karachi Khayabane Ameen, Lahore

15 Thank You

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