5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Feb 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/04/2016   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 2016
Feb 2016
Jan 2016 to Feb 2016
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
21 174
21 055
-0.6
Personal finance
6 746
6 724
-0.3
Commercial finance
42 535
42 045
-1.2
Lease finance
606
606
0.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
20 548
20 905
1.7
Personal finance
6 832
6 619
-3.1
Commercial finance
40 605
42 863
5.6
Lease finance
620
600
-3.3

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Graph shows personal  finance seasonally adjusted and trend data

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


FEBRUARY 2016 COMPARED WITH JANUARY 2016:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.6% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series rose 1.7%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.3%. Revolving credit commitments fell 1.7%, while fixed lending commitments rose 0.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 3.1%. Revolving credit commitments fell 9.8%, while fixed lending commitments rose 1.3%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.2%. Revolving credit commitments rose 0.1%, while fixed lending commitments fell 1.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 5.6%. Revolving credit commitments rose 10.6% and fixed lending commitments rose 4.0%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments was flat in February 2016 and the seasonally adjusted series fell 3.3%, after a rise of 3.6% in January 2016.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2016 13 May 2016
April 2016 10 June 2016
May 2016 13 July 2016
June 2016 12 August 2016
July 2016 12 September 2016
August 2016 14 October 2016



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 affected the following series:
  • Commercial Finance for period September 2015 to December 2015.
  • Personal Finance for period September 2015 to December 2015.
  • Owner occupied housing for period September 2015 to January 2016.
  • Investment housing for period September 2015 to January 2016.
  • Lease Finance for December 2015.


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