Original article by Nick Lenaghan
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 12-Jul-19
Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that housing finance approvals declined by 2.4 per cent in May 2019 and 20.9 per cent in the year to May. Lending to owner occupiers was down 2.7 per cent in May and 18 per cent over the year, while lending to investors fell by 1.7 per cent and 27.8 per cent respectively. However, the monthly figures also show that there was 0.8 per cent growth in housing finance for owner-occupiers who were buying their first home.
AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS, DOMAIN HOLDINGS AUSTRALIA LIMITED – ASX DHA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, UBS HOLDINGS PTY LTD, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, COUNCIL OF FINANCIAL REGULATORS