October 9, 2020
The value of new home loan commitments jumped a seasonally adjusted 12.6% in August.PDF Download PDF
September 9, 2020
Growth in new loan commitments for housing accelerated to a record 8.9% in July, from 6.4% in the previous month.
Housing loan commitments rose in all states, including Victoria, with Western Australia seeing the largest increase.PDF Download PDF
August 5, 2020
The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) unexpectedly rose by 6.2% in June 2020, which was the fastest pace since March 2009.
The rebound reflects the easing of COVID-19 restrictions on home opens, auctions and mobility.
External refinancing retreated from all-time highs in May, yet remains elevated by historical standards.PDF Download PDF
July 9, 2020
The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) dropped by 11.6% in May 2020, reflecting restrictions during the partial lockdown in March and April. External refinancing of housing loans surged to the highest level on record.PDF Download PDF
June 10, 2020
The value of new loan commitments for housing (excl. refinancing) fell by 4.8% in April 2020, half of what was expected by market participants (10%).
The April fall was moderated by the processing of a backlog of loan applications from March due to a surge in demand for refinancing and mortgage holidays.PDF Download PDF
April 8, 2020
The value of new loan commitments for housing (excluding refinancing) declined in February by 1.7% MoM in seasonally adjusted terms. According to the ABS the numbers were not impacted by the COVID-19 epidemic.PDF Download PDF