Housing Finance

  • July 2021

    September 2, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) rose 0.2% in July, following a 1.6% fall in June to be up 68.2% YoY.

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  • June 2021

    August 3, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing retreated 1.6% in June, from an all-time high of A$32.6b in the previous month.

    The decline was driven primarily by a 7.8% drop in loans to first home buyers. Investor loans continued to rise in June, albeit slower than in previous months (+0.7%).

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  • May 2021

    May 2, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) rose 4.9% in May, hitting yet another all-time high of A$32.6b.

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  • April 2021

    June 4, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) rose by another 3.7% in April, reaching a fresh all-time high of A$31.1b.

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  • March 2021

    May 4, 2020

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) rose a seasonally adjusted 5.5% to a record high in March, following a 0.3% decline in February. The value of new loans were up 55.3% YoY.

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  • February 2021

    April 1, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) fell 0.4% in February, the first drop in nine months, the value of new loans were up 48.8% YoY.

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  • December 2020

    February 1, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) rose by 8.6% in December 2020, reaching a fresh all-time high of A$26.0B.

    The number of new loan commitments grew 7.1% to a record 35.8k.

    Construction loans contributed to half of the increase, surging by 15.3% MoM and doubling YoY.

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