ABS: Lending Indicators, Apr 2020

The value of new loan commitments for owner occupier housing fell 5.0 per cent, while investor housing fell 4.2 per cent. The number of owner occupier first home buyer loan commitments fell 3.8 per cent.

In April 2020:

  • the number of owner occupier first home buyer loan commitments decreased 3.8% in seasonally adjusted terms
  • the number of first home buyer loan commitments for investment purposes accounted for 4.3% of all first home buyer commitments, in original terms
  • owner occupier first home buyer loan commitments accounted for 32.0% of all owner occupier commitments (excluding refinancing), in original terms

The results can be viewed in greater detail on the ABS website here.


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