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APRA releases quarterly authorised deposit-taking institution statistics for March 2019

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released the Quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution (ADI) Performance and the Quarterly Authorised Deposit-taking Institution Property Exposures publications for the March 2019 quarter.

The Quarterly ADI Performance publications contain information on ADIs’ financial performance, financial position, capital adequacy, asset quality, liquidity and key financial performance ratios. 
 
Key statistics for ADIs (excluding Other ADIs[1]) for March 2019 were:
 
  March 2018 March 2019 Change
Net profit after tax (year-end) $36.4 billion $34.7 billion -4.7%
Total assets $4,667.0 billion $4,824.8 billion +3.4%
Total capital base     $294.0 billion $298.1 billion +1.4%
Total risk-weighted assets $1,989.4 billion $2,003.4 billion +0.7%
Capital adequacy ratio 14.8% 14.9% +0.1 percentage points
Minimum liquidity holdings ratio 15.6% 15.5% -0.1 percentage points
Liquidity coverage ratio 135.1% 134.1% -1.0 percentage points
Key non-performing loans statistics for ADIs (excluding Other ADIs) for March 2019 were:
  March 2018 March 2019 Change
Impaired assets and past due items $26.7 billion $29.5 billion +10.5%
Total provisions $11.1 billion $12.3 billion +3.3%
 
APRA has also published its Quarterly ADI Property Exposures publications, which contain 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. 
 
Key statistics for ADIs (excluding Other ADIs) for March 2019 were:
 
  March 2018 March 2019 Change
Total commercial property exposure limits $326.4 billion $336.2 billion +3.0%
Total commercial property exposures $274.6 billion $287.2 billion +4.6%
Commercial property exposures within Australia $236.2 billion $247.1 billion +4.6%
Total domestic housing loans $1,599.1 billion $1,666.2 billion +4.2%
Key statistics for ADIs with greater than $1 billion in housing loans for March 2019 were:
 
  March 2018 March 2019 Change
Number of housing loans 5,884,900 5,956,700 +1.2%
Average balance of housing loans $269,000 $276,900 +2.9%
New housing loans approved in the quarter $86.8 billion $72.4 billion -16.5%
APRA recommends that users of the publication exercise caution analysing and interpreting the statistics to monitor sound residential mortgage practices. Please refer to the Important Notice in the publication for further information. 
 
Copies of the March 2019 Quarterly ADI Performance Statistics and Quarterly ADI Property Exposures publications are available on the APRA website here.
 
 

Footnote:

[1] Other ADIs consist of ADIs that are not banks, building societies or credit unions. This includes providers of purchased payment facilities and specialist credit card institutions.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is the prudential regulator of the financial services industry. It oversees banks, credit unions, building societies, general insurance and reinsurance companies, life insurance, private health insurers, friendly societies, and most members of the superannuation industry. APRA currently supervises institutions holding $6 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.

Media enquiries

Contact Ben McLean, APRA Media Unit, on +61 2 9210 3024

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For more information contact APRA on 1300 558 849.