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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Mar 2015  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/05/2015   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Feb 2015
Mar 2015
Feb 2015 to Mar 2015
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
18 467
18 623
0.8
Personal finance
8 694
8 717
0.3
Commercial finance
42 998
43 864
2.0
Lease finance
411
417
1.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
18 420
18 710
1.6
Personal finance
8 779
8 700
-0.9
Commercial finance
43 667
43 851
0.4
Lease finance
426
439
3.0

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Lending finance adjusted time series all lenders, total personal finance commitments, total

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




MARCH KEY POINTS


MARCH 2015 COMPARED WITH FEBRUARY 2015:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.8% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.6%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.3%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.4% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.9%. Revolving credit commitments fell 7.1%, while fixed lending commitments rose 4.1%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.0%. Fixed lending commitments rose 2.2% and revolving credit commitments rose 1.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 0.4%. Fixed lending commitments rose 5.1%, while revolving credit commitments fell 12.2%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.4% in March 2015 and the seasonally adjusted series rose 3.0%, following a rise of 3.6% in February 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2015 12 June 2015
May 2015 13 July 2015
June 2015 10 August 2015
July 2015 11 September 2015
August 2015 12 October 2015
September 2015 13 November 2015



REVISIONS

In this issue revisions have been made to the original series as a result of improved reporting of survey and administrative data. These revisions have an impact on:
  • Owner occupied housing values for periods November 2013 to February 2015
  • Commercial Finance values for periods November 2013 to January 2014 and April 2014 to February 2015
  • Personal Finance values for periods November 2013 to October 2014
  • Lease Finance values for the period of February 2015
  • Investment housing values for periods November 2013 to January 2014 and April 2014 to October 2014


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