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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, May 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/07/2015   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

Apr 2015
May 2015
Apr 2015 to May 2015
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
18 562
18 645
0.4
Personal finance
8 890
8 965
0.8
Commercial finance
45 766
46 467
1.5
Lease finance
539
545
1.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
19 116
18 103
-5.3
Personal finance
9 079
8 963
-1.3
Commercial finance
46 353
45 560
-1.7
Lease finance
534
537
0.7

(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




MAY KEY POINTS


MAY 2015 COMPARED WITH APRIL 2015:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.4% in trend terms, while the seasonally adjusted series fell 5.3%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.8%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.7%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 1.3%. Fixed lending commitments fell 3.1%, while revolving credit commitments rose 1.4%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 1.5%. Fixed lending commitments rose 1.9% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.7%. Fixed lending commitments fell 6.6%, while revolving credit commitments rose 14.0%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.1% in May 2015 and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.7%, after a fall of 1.5% in April 2015.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2015 10 August 2015
July 2015 11 September 2015
August 2015 12 October 2015
September 2015 13 November 2015
October 2015 11 December 2015
November 2015 19 January 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 an impact on:
  • Owner occupied housing values for January 2014, May 2014, June 2014, and for periods November 2014 to April 2015.
  • Commercial Finance values for the period of April 2015.
  • Personal Finance values for the period of April 2015.
  • Investment housing for the period April 2015.


OWNER OCCUPATION AND INVESTMENT HOUSING

Statistics in this publication are currently derived from returns submitted to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) under the Financial Sector (Collection of Data) Act 2001, primarily for use by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The ABS anticipates that in the coming months some lenders will revise residential mortgage data reported to APRA. These revisions are expected to result in changes in the proportion of the investment housing statistics relative to owner occupation statistics. It is not expected that aggregate data on lending statistics for housing will change significantly. The ABS is working closely with APRA and affected lenders as they remediate their data and processes.


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