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5671.0 - Lending Finance, Australia, Sep 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 12/11/2014   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Aug 2014
Sep 2014
Aug 2014 to Sep 2014
$m
$m
% change

TREND ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 890
16 899
0.1
Personal finance
8 563
8 595
0.4
Commercial finance
43 239
42 552
-1.6
Lease finance
445
450
1.2
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
Housing finance for owner occupation(a)
16 697
16 930
1.4
Personal finance
8 852
8 369
-5.5
Commercial finance
39 818
40 791
2.4
Lease finance
457
453
-1.0

(a) Excludes alterations and additions

Personal Finance
Graph: Lending finance adjusted time series all lenders, total personal finance commitments, total

Commercial Finance
Graph: Commercial Finance




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


SEPTEMBER 2014 COMPARED WITH AUGUST 2014:

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 1.4%.


PERSONAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total personal finance commitments rose 0.4%. Fixed lending commitments rose 0.9%, while revolving credit commitments fell 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total personal finance commitments fell 5.5%. Revolving credit commitments fell 7.7% and fixed lending commitments fell 3.7%.


COMMERCIAL FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total commercial finance commitments fell 1.6%. Revolving credit commitments fell 4.3% and fixed lending commitments fell 0.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted series for the value of total commercial finance commitments rose 2.4%. Fixed lending commitments rose 4.9%, while revolving credit commitments fell 4.1%.


LEASE FINANCE
  • The trend series for the value of total lease finance commitments rose 1.2% in September 2014 and the seasonally adjusted series fell 1.0%, after a rise of 9.3% in August 2014.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2014 12 December 2014
November 2014 14 January 2015
December 2014 13 February 2015
January 2015 13 March 2015
February 2015 14 April 2015
March 2015 15 May 2015



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 an impact on:
  • Housing Finance values for the periods June 2014 to August 2014
  • Commercial Finance values for the periods June 2014 to August 2014
  • Personal Finance values for the periods June 2014 to August 2014

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


PROPOSED REMOVAL OF TABLES

The ABS is reviewing the usage of some Lending Finance tables, with the aim of improving the relevance of data released and minimising the reporting load placed on businesses.

As part of this review, we are seeking user feedback on the possible removal from future releases of 38 current time series spreadsheets on the downloads tab of the ABS website. The list of tables is shown at Proposed Removal of Tables. If you have any feedback on the possible removal of these tables, please email <finacct@abs.gov.au> or phone the Financial Statistics Section on Sydney (02) 9268 4186.


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