5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, March 2017 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/05/2017   
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SUMMARY OF FINDINGS


HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION

The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions rose 0.1% in trend terms and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.9%.

Further detail can be found in Table 1 on the downloads tab of this release and in the PDF.

For further information, please refer to Housing Finance, Australia (cat. no. 5609.0), which was released on 15 May 2017.


PERSONAL FINANCE

The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 1.3% in March 2017 compared with February 2017. Fixed lending commitments fell 1.7% and revolving credit commitments fell 0.7%.

The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 1.7%. Fixed lending commitments fell 3.2%, while revolving credit commitments rose 0.8%.

Further detail can be found in Tables 1 and 4 on the downloads tab of this release and in the PDF.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE

The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 0.3% in March 2017 compared with February 2017. Fixed lending commitments fell 1.4%, while revolving credit commitments rose 3.8%.

The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 13.0% in March 2017, following a rise of 2.3% in February 2017. Revolving lending commitments rose 36.8%, following a rise of 30.7% in the previous month. Fixed lending commitments rose 7.1%, after a fall of 3.0% in the previous month.

The value of commitments for the purchase of dwellings by individuals for rent or resale (trend) fell 0.5% in March 2017 and the seasonally adjusted series rose 0.4%.

Further detail can be found in Tables 1 and 8 on the downloads tab of this release and in the PDF.

PURCHASE OF DWELLINGS BY INDIVIDUALS FOR RENT OR RESALE
Graph: Graph shows commitments for the purchase of dwellings by individuals for rent or resale



LEASE FINANCE

The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.3% in March 2017 and the seasonally adjusted series fell 13.0%, following a fall of 32.1% in February 2017.

Further detail can be found in Table 1 on the downloads tab of this release and in the PDF.