Housing Finance

  • September 2021

    November 1, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) fell another 1.4% in September.

    The fall was driven by owner occupier housing loans, while investor loans continued to rise to be just 4.5% below their record high from April 2015.

    Western Australia was one of the states to see a rise in new home loans in September.

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  • August 2021

    October 1, 2021

    The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) fell 5.5% in August, which was the largest decline since May 2020.

    Loans to first home buyers fell by 4.3%, while loan commitments to housing investors continued to rise steadily (+1.5% MoM).

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  • 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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