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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Nov 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/01/2015   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 2014
Nov 2014
Oct 2014 to Nov 2014
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
17 169
17 248
0.5
Personal finance
8 729
8 746
0.2
Commercial finance
39 471
38 357
-2.8
Lease finance
428
418
-2.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
17 309
17 282
-0.2
Personal finance
8 922
8 730
-2.2
Commercial finance
39 011
37 992
-2.6
Lease finance
421
402
-4.4

(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




NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


NOVEMBER 2014 COMPARED WITH OCTOBER 2014:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.5% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series fell 0.2%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.2%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.5%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 2.2%. Revolving credit commitments fell 3.1% and fixed lending commitments fell 1.4%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 2.8%. Revolving credit commitments fell 7.7% and fixed lending commitments fell 1.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 2.6%. Fixed lending commitments fell 4.6%, while revolving credit commitments rose 3.8%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 2.3% in November 2014 and the seasonally adjusted series fell 4.4%, following a fall of 4.6% in October 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2014 13 February 2015
January 2015 13 March 2015
February 2015 14 April 2015
March 2015 15 May 2015
April 2015 12 June 2015
May 2015 13 July 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:
  • Commercial Finance values for the periods September 2014 to October 2014
  • Personal Finance values for the periods September 2014 to October 2014
  • Owner occupied housing and investment values for the periods September 2014 to October 2014


PROPOSED REMOVAL OF TABLES

The ABS is reviewing the usage of some Lending Finance tables, with the aim of improving the relevance of data released and minimising the reporting load placed on businesses.

As part of this review, we are seeking user feedback on the possible removal from future releases of 38 current time series spreadsheets on the downloads tab of the ABS website. The list of tables is shown at Proposed Removal of Tables. If you have any feedback on the possible removal of these tables, please email <finacct@abs.gov.au> or phone the Financial Statistics Section on Sydney (02) 9268 4186.


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