The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) today released Quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution Property Exposures for the December 2014 quarter.
Quarterly ADI Property Exposures contains information on ADIs’ commercial property exposures, residential property exposures and new housing loan approvals. Detailed statistics on residential property exposures and new housing loan approvals are included for ADIs with greater than $1 billion in housing loans.
ADIs’ commercial property exposures were $227.6 billion, an increase of $13.1 billion (6.1 per cent) over the year. Commercial property exposures within Australia were $188.2 billion, equivalent to 82.7 per cent of all commercial property exposures.
ADIs’ total domestic housing loans were $1.3 trillion, an increase of $105.4 billion (9.0 per cent) over the year. There were 5.2 million housing loans outstanding with an average balance of $241,000.
ADIs with greater than $1 billion of residential term loans approved $93.2 billion of new loans, an increase of $9.1 billion (10.8 per cent) over the year. Of these new loan approvals, $58.4 billion (62.7 per cent) were owner-occupied loans and $34.8 billion (37.3 per cent) were investment loans.
A copy of the December 2014 Quarterly ADI Property Exposures publication is available on the APRA website at: www.apra.gov.au/adi/Publications/Pages/ADI-statistics.aspx
The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the Australian financial services industry. It oversees Australia’s banks, credit unions, building societies, life and general insurance companies and reinsurance companies, friendly societies and most of the superannuation industry. APRA is funded largely by the industries that it supervises. It was established on 1 July 1998. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $4.9 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.
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