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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Sep 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/11/2010   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Aug 2010
Sep 2010
Aug 2010 to Sep 2010
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 603
13 695
0.7
Personal finance
7 564
7 559
-0.1
Commercial finance
28 426
28 052
-1.3
Lease finance
393
396
0.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
13 664
13 752
0.6
Personal finance
7 403
7 660
3.5
Commercial finance
27 395
28 122
2.7
Lease finance
397
398
0.2

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal finance
Graph: PERSONAL FINANCE

Commercial finance
Graph: COMMERCIAL FINANCE




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


SEPTEMBER 2010 COMPARED WITH AUGUST 2010:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.7% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.6%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 0.1%. Fixed lending commitments fell 0.1%, while revolving credit commitments remained flat (0.0%).
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 3.5%. Fixed lending commitments rose 6.3% and revolving credit commitments rose 0.9%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.3%. Revolving credit commitments fell 3.6% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.7%. Revolving credit commitments rose 8.5% and fixed lending commitments rose 0.5%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 0.8% and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.2%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2010 13 December 2010
November 2010 17 January 2011
December 2010 15 February 2011
January 2011 15 March 2011
February 2011 11 April 2011
March 2011 17 May 2011



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 impact on:
  • Personal finance and lease finance values for August 2010;
  • Commercial finance values for the period June 2010 to August 2010;
  • Owner occupied housing for August 2010; and
  • Investment housing for the period July 2010 to August 2010.

Seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of revisions to the original series, the incorporation of estimates for the latest month and the revision of seasonal factors due to the concurrent seasonal adjustment methodology.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Joe Whelan on Canberra (02) 6252 5747.


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