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APRA releases quarterly authorised deposit-taking institution statistics for March 2020

Tuesday 9 June 2020

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 quarter ending March 2020.

The banking system remained resilient in the March 2020 quarter. Despite reduced profitability, bank financial positions remained sound due to strong capital levels and support through various policy measures. There were some early declines in capital and asset quality as a result of COVID-19, however the full scale of these impacts will only be seen in the coming quarters.

The Quarterly ADI Performance publication contains information on ADIs’ financial performance, financial position, capital adequacy, asset quality, liquidity and key financial performance ratios. 

Key statistics for ADIs1 for the March 2020 quarter were:    

 

March 2019

March 2020

Change

Net profit after tax (year-end)

$34.3 billion

$29.4 billion

-14.1%

Total assets

$4,825.0 billion

$5,600.2 billion

+16.1%

Total capital base

$298.0 billion

$340.2 billion

+14.2%

Total risk-weighted assets

$2,003.4 billion

$2,163.1 billion

+8.0%

 

March 2019

March 2020

Change

Capital adequacy ratio

14.9%

15.7%

+0.8 percentage points

Minimum liquidity holdings ratio

15.5%

18.1%

+2.6 percentage points

Liquidity coverage ratio

130.9%

150.3%

+19.4 percentage points

Key non-performing loans statistics for ADIs for the quarter were:

 

March 2019

March 2020

Change

Impaired assets and past due items

$29.6 billion

$33.8 billion

+14.4%

Total provisions

$12.4 billion

$14.6 billion

+18.1%

The Quarterly ADI Property Exposures (QPEX) publication contains data on commercial and residential property exposures, including detail on mortgage lending such as risk indicators, serviceability characteristics and non-performing loans.

Key statistics for ADIs conducting residential mortgage lending for the quarter were:

Residential mortgages – credit outstanding

March 2019

March 2020

Change

Owner-occupied

$1,094.7 billion

$1,117.7 billion

+2.1%

Investment

$588.6 billion

$614.6 billion

+4.4%

Non-performing term loans

$15.6 billion

$17.2 billion

+10.1%

Interest-only

$405.1 billion

$310.5 billion

-23.4%

LVR ≥ 95

$23.6 billion

$19.5 billion

-17.4%

Residential mortgages – new loans funded

March 2019 quarter

March 2020 quarter

Change

Owner-occupied

$54.2 billion

$64.5 billion

+19.2%

Investment

$22.7 billion

$27.9 billion

+23.0%

Interest-only

$15.2 billion

$17.0 billion

+11.4%

LVR ≥ 95

$1.2 billion

$1.8 billion

+52.5%

Third-party originated

$38.3 billion

$47.9 billion

+25.2%

Debt-to-income ≥ 6x

$11.4 billion

$15.3 billion

+34.1%

Key commercial property statistics for ADIs for March 2020 were:

Commercial property

March 2019

March 2020

Change

Total commercial property limits

$334.7 billion

$353.0 billion

+5.5%

Total commercial property exposures

$285.8 billion

$301.3 billion

+5.4%

Copies of the March 2020 publications are available at: Quarterly authorised deposit-taking institution statistics.

Footnote

1Excluding ADIs that are not banks, building societies or credit unions.

Statistics

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.

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 $6.5 trillion in assets for Australian depositors, policyholders and superannuation fund members.