C32 New and Existing Residential Mortgage Lending by Payment type

Released
24 March 2017 03:00 p.m.
Next release
01 May 2017 03:00 p.m.
Source
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Periodicity
Monthly
Data files
C32 (July 2015 – current) (XLS 30 KB)
C32 advisory note (PDF 342.04 KB)
Previous years: Monthly:
Feb 2015 Feb 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017
New lending ($million)
Total 4,628 5,166 5,360 6,349 5,855 3,533 4,379
Interest only (incl revolving credit) .. 1,999 1,899 2,238 2,062 1,190 1,459
Principal and interest .. 3,167 3,462 4,112 3,793 2,342 2,920
New lending: Share higher than 80% LVR (%)
Total1 7.5 8.5 6.3 5.7 5.6 5.9 6.4
Interest only (incl revolving credit)1 .. 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.1 2.7 3.4
Principal and interest1 .. 12.2 8.3 7.5 7.5 7.6 7.9
New lending: Interest only ($million)
Owner occupiers (incl first home buyers)2 .. 1,054 1,112 1,270 1,197 693 856
Investor2 .. 903 764 937 836 476 584
New lending: Share of interest only higher than 80% LVR (%)
Owner occupiers (incl first home buyers)1 .. 3.9 4.1 4.2 3.4 4.0 5.6
Investors1 .. 1.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.3
Existing lending ($million)
Total - - - - 227,836 - -
Interest only (incl revolving credit) .. - - - 64,935 - -
Principal and interest .. - - - 162,901 - -
Existing lending: Share higher than 80% LVR
Total1 .. - - - 10.9 - -
Interest only (incl revolving credit)1 .. - - - 7.0 - -
Principal and interest1 .. - - - 12.4 - -
  1. Percentages are calculated from non-rounded figures.
  2. Excludes new lending for business purposes.

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

The table presents statistics on new and existing residential mortgage lending by payment type - interest only, and principal and interest loans.

Interest only loans are defined as having no scheduled repayments. This includes loans where borrowers independently choose to repay principal such as revolving credit loans that have a fixed limit. Principal and interest loans are defined as having scheduled repayments. This includes revolving credit loans that have a scheduled reducing limit.

The new residential mortgage lending by payment type is sourced from the monthly loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) survey and LVR positions quarterly survey that are completed by registered banks in New Zealand.

The table presents data starting with the July 2015 reference period.

See C30 and C31 for more information on new residential mortgage lending by loan-to-valuation ratio and C35 for quarterly residential mortgage loan reconciliation data.

Periodicity

Monthly for new lending

Quarterly for existing lending

Timeliness

Data is published eighteen working days after the end of the reference period.

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Series name

Description

Total new lending ($million)

Total value of monthly committed residential mortgage loans, which are finalised offers to customers to provide mortgage loans or to increase the loan value of an existing mortgage loan, as evidenced by the loan documents provided to the borrower.

Total interest only, including revolving credit ($million)

A payment type that has no scheduled repayments. This includes where borrowers independently choose to repay principal such as revolving credit loans that have a fixed limit.

Total principal and interest ($million)

A payment type that has scheduled repayments. This includes revolving credit loans that have a scheduled reducing limit.

New lending: share higher than 80% LVR (%), total

The percentage (%) of the total new lending where the residential mortgage lending’s LVR is greater than 80%.

New lending: share higher than 80% LVR (%), interest only

The percentage (%) of the total interest only (including revolving credit) lending where the residential mortgage lending’s LVR is greater than 80%.

New lending: share higher than 80% LVR (%), principal and interest

The percentage (%) of the total principal and interest new lending where the residential mortgage lending LVR is greater than 80%.

Owner occupiers (including first home buyers)

Owner occupiers include first home buyers and other owner occupiers.

 

A first home buyer is a borrower entering the home ownership market in New Zealand for the first time. In the case of more than one borrowing parties to a loan, borrowers are classified as first home buyers only if none of the borrowing parties have previously drawn down on housing finance for owner occupation.

 

Other owner occupiers are borrowers (other than first home buyers) who own or are in the process of buying or building the house or flat they will live in. An owner can occupy more than one property e.g. a family home and a holiday home.

Investor

Investors are entities or persons borrowing for the purpose of building or purchasing residential property to rent. The borrower is securing the loan on a non-owner occupied property i.e. the borrower does not intend to live in the property for which they are seeking finance.

Business purposes

Lending made to borrowers in the form of a residential mortgage loan but are intended for business purposes.

New lending: share of interest only higher than 80% LVR (%), owner occupiers (including first home buyers)

The percentage (%) of the interest only borrowed by owner occupiers (including first home buyers and other owner occupiers), where the LVR is greater than 80%.

New lending: share of interest only higher than 80% LVR (%), Investors

The percentage (%) of the interest only borrowed by investor, where the LVR is greater than 80%.

Total existing lending ($million)

Closing value of on balance sheet residential mortgage loans at the end of the quarter.

 

Existing lending ($million), total interest only (including revolving credit)

Closing value of the interest only (including revolving credit) lending at the end of the quarter.

Existing lending, total principal and interest

Closing value of the principal and interest at the end of the quarter.

Existing lending: share higher than 80% LVR (%), total

The percentage (%) of the closing value of the mortgage lending at the end of the quarter where the residential mortgage lending’s LVR is greater than 80%.

Existing lending: share higher than 80% LVR (%), interest only (including revolving credit)

The percentage (%) of the closing value of the interest only lending at the end of the quarter where the residential mortgage lending’s LVR is greater than 80%.

Existing lending: share higher than 80% LVR (%), principal and interest

The percentage (%) of the closing value of the principal and interest lending at the end of the quarter where the residential mortgage lending’s LVR is greater than 80%.

Symbols and conventions

0 Value rounded to zero
- Zero or not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional

General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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