5232.0.55.001 - Assets and Liabilities of Australian Securitisers, Mar 2011
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2011
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Assets of Securitisers
As at 31 March 2011, total assets of Australian securitisers were $135.8b, down $2.9b (2.1%) on 31 December 2010. This is the fifteenth consecutive quarterly fall for the assets of Australian securitisers.
During the March quarter 2011, the fall in total assets was due primarily to falls in residential mortgages other assets (down $0.8b, 0.8%), other loans (down $0.7b, 5.0%) and non-residential mortgages (down $0.5b, 16.0%).
Mortgage assets, which accounted for 80.4% of total assets, were $109.1b as at 31 March 2011, a fall of $1.4b (1.2%) during the quarter.
Liabilities of Securitisers
As at 31 March 2011, total liabilities of Australian securitisers were $135.8b, down $2.9b (2.1%) on 31 December 2010. The fall in total liabilities was due to falls in asset backed securities issued overseas (down $1.3b, 4.5%), short term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $1.1b, 7.2%), long term asset backed securities issued in Australia (down $0.7b, 0.8%) and other liabilities to residents ($0.2b, 3.2%), while a rise was recorded in loans and placements (up $0.3b, 4.0%).
Asset backed securities issued overseas as a proportion of total liabilities fell to 19.5% in the March quarter 2011, down 0.5 percentage points on the December quarter 2010.
Asset backed securities issued domestically as a proportion of total liabilities rose to 69.7% in the March quarter 2011, up 0.1 percentage points on the December quarter 2010.
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