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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Jul 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/09/2012   
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SUMMARY OF FINDINGS


HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION

(Table 1)

The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.1% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.4%.

For further information, please refer to Housing Finance, Australia (cat.no. 5609.0), which was released on 10 September 2012.


PERSONAL FINANCE

(Tables 1 & 4)

In trend terms, the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.5% in July 2012 compared with June 2012. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.0%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.3%.

In seasonally adjusted terms, the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.1%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.9%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.9%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE

(Tables 1 & 8)

The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.0% in July 2012 compared with June 2012. Fixed lending commitments fell 1.0% and revolving credit commitments fell 0.9%.

The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 5.0% in July 2012, after a rise of 1.8% in June 2012. Fixed lending commitments fell 5.2%, after a rise of 2.7% in the previous month. Revolving credit commitments fell 4.4%, following a fall of 0.5% in the previous month.

The value of commitments for the purchase of dwellings by individuals for rent or resale (trend) rose 0.1% in July 2012, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.3%.

PURCHASE OF DWELLINGS BY INDIVIDUALS FOR RENT OR RESALE
Graph: PURCHASE OF DWELLINGS BY INDIVIDUALS FOR RENT OR RESALE



LEASE FINANCE

(Table 1)

The value of total lease finance commitments (trend) rose 1.1% in July 2012. The seasonally adjusted series rose 3.4%, after a fall of 2.7% in June 2012.


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