5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, October 2017 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/12/2017   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 2017
Oct 2017
Sep 2017 to Oct 2017
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
20 842
20 811
-0.1
Personal finance
6 236
6 320
1.3
Commercial finance
41 369
40 910
-1.1
Lease finance
580
575
-0.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
20 537
20 545
0.0
Personal finance
6 265
6 365
1.6
Commercial finance
40 513
39 865
-1.6
Lease finance
566
592
4.7

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Graph shows personal  finance seasonally adjusted and trend data

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


OCTOBER 2017 COMPARED WITH SEPTEMBER 2017:

HOUSING FINANCE FOR OWNER OCCUPATION
  • The total value of owner occupied housing commitments excluding alterations and additions fell 0.1% in trend terms, and the seasonally adjusted series was flat.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 1.3%. Fixed lending commitments rose 2.2%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 1.6%. Fixed lending commitments rose 3.6%, while revolving credit commitments fell 1.9%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.1%. Fixed lending commitments fell 2.5% while revolving credit commitments rose 3.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.6%. Revolving credit commitments fell 3.8% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.9%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments fell 0.7% in October 2017 while the seasonally adjusted series rose 4.7%, after a fall of 1.5% in September 2017.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2017 19 January 2018
December 2017 13 February 2018
January 2018 14 March 2018
February 2018 16 April 2018
March 2018 15 May 2018
April 2018 12 June 2018



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 have affected the following series:
  • Commercial Finance for the periods August 2017 and September 2017.
  • Personal Finance for the periods August 2017 and September 2017.
  • Investment housing finance for the periods August 2017 and September 2017.


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