Australian Housing finance data

Home loans -0.5% m/m

  • expected 0.0%, prior -0.8%, revised lower from -0.5%

Investment lending +0.8% m/m

  • prior -5.9%

Owner occupier loan +0.9% m/m

  • prior -0.5%

Most focus is on the investment lending figures, more so going forward (see note below)

more to come


Looking ahead, new macro-prudential tools announced on March 31 should start to impact on (especially) the 'investment lending' numbers,

  • Australia - (APRA) Regulator new measures on mortgage lending
  • Australia - Regulator comments on macroprudential changes