T14 Savings institutions: Funding and claims by sector ($m)

31 January 2017 03:00 p.m.
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Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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T14 (2004-current) (XLS 34.5 KB)
Previous years: Quarterly:
Dec 2014 Dec 2015 Mar 2016 Jun 2016 Sep 2016 Dec 2016
D1 Funding
D1.1 Agriculture 8 8 9 9 7 6
D1.16 Finance 3 3 3 3 7 7
D1.19 Property - - - - - -
D1.20 General Government 8 6 8 8 6 6
D1.27 Household1 1,210 1,392 1,429 1,453 1,444 1,489
D1.28 Non-residents 25 30 33 28 28 30
D1.29 Unallocated 2 2 2 2 2 1
D1.30 Total 1,255 1,440 1,482 1,503 1,494 1,539
Counterpart funding to securitised household lending included in Claims D2.25 and D2.262 - - - - - -
D2 Claims
D2.1 Agriculture1 45 54 54 54 58 56
D2.16 Finance - excluding registered banks 66 47 43 39 34 38
D2.17 Finance - registered banks 263 380 428 416 382 389
D2.19 Property 9 9 4 9 6 5
D2.20 Local Authorities - - - - - -
D2.25 Household - housing1 624 685 692 700 720 744
D2.26 Household - consumer1 253 270 275 279 297 306
D2.28 Non-residents 10 - - - - -
D2.29 All other business 134 152 151 171 165 171
D2.30 Total, excluding securitised household lending D2.25 and D2.26 1,405 1,596 1,645 1,666 1,661 1,707
Total sector lending
Agriculture1 45 54 54 54 58 56
Business1 143 161 155 180 171 176
Housing1 624 685 692 700 720 744
Consumer1 253 270 275 279 297 306
  1. A list of series breaks for Household Funding and Sector Lending are available in the background notes.
  2. Securitised household lending (consumer and residential mortgage receivables) includes both lending that is backed by securities and loans funded by 'warehouse' operations, awaiting securitisation. See survey notes for more details.

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Since December 2004, the Bank has conducted a quarterly survey of non-bank financial institutions (NBLIs). NBLIs are financial institutions with total assets of $5m or more at the consolidated group level, whose principal business is credit provision and borrowing money from the public and/or other sources.

Savings institutions are NBLIs with a prospectus on issue, enabling them to take deposits from the public. They include registered building societies and credit unions.

Data is sourced from the Non-Bank Standard Statistical Return (SSR). The SSR obtains balance sheet data from NBLIs using the same template as for registered banks, with lesser completion requirements.

Figures are aggregates of each data cell of the actual survey templates. Data are in millions of New Zealand dollars and are collected as at the last business day of the quarter.

There are aggregates for NBLIs classified as savings institutions, deposit taking finance companies and non-deposit taking finance companies, as well as all NBLIs.

The assets and liabilities summary present a summarised balance sheet, excluding securitised loan assets and counterpart funding. Funding and claims are broken down by maturity or sector.

Balance sheet figures reported by the surveyed financial institutions conform to generally accepted accounting practice adopted by the institutions. In particular, values may be at book or ‘marked to market' according to appropriate practice for the instruments involved.

Where possible the resident/non-resident distinction in these tables is based on the geographical location of respondents and counterpart transactions. To facilitate statistical reporting however, the New Zealand income tax rules on residency are accepted as an approximation, and are the predominant definition.


Quarterly, as at the last business day.


On or before the last business day of the month after the end of the reference quarter.

Access by the public

Statistics release calendar

The "Statistics Release Calendar" is updated and released on the last working day of the month. This is a long-term plan of scheduled releases.


Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including confidentiality of individual responses

Data are collected under Section 36 of The Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989 (The Act).

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand publishes only aggregated data. Individual institutional data is confidential.

Provision of information about revisions and advance notice of major changes in methodology

Provisional data are italicised. Data are deemed provisional when a series is under review. New data, or revised data, are in bold font. Revisions are generally published when the table is next due to be updated and released. Should revisions need to be made more promptly, a note is posted on the website as a ‘special note'.

Any major changes in methodology are posted on the website as a special note.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

An Excel Template is completed and returned each quarter by NBLIs.

Dissemination of statistics that support statistical cross-check and provide assurance of reasonableness

Deposit-taking finance companies and savings institutions provide prospectus disclosure annually, in addition to statutory reports, which enable checks for reasonableness.

Series breaks

Series breaks occur when NBLI data are affected by survey changes that are not 'organic' but arise from one period to another because of factors such as the sale of assets; merger with another institution or a change in substance in business practice that interrupts a 'like for like' time series comparison.

Series breaks for key balance sheet components for savings institutions are displayed in the table below.

Savings institutions

Series breaks


Less: Counter-part funding

Total Assets (A15)

Memo: House-hold Deposits

Break date

Table C5

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Series breaks last updated: 31 January 2013

Savings institutions are non-bank lending institutions with a prospectus on issue, enabling them to take deposits from the public. They include registered building societies and credit unions.

D1-2 Funding and claims

D1 is a sectoral breakdown of A1.5, NZD funding in table T11, and D2 is a sectoral breakdown of A10.7, NZD claims in table T11.

The sectors are defined by the ANZSIC code. The sectors defined here represent a two digit classification, with the addition of household and non-resident sectors (not in the ANZSIC code).

The ANZSIC code is allocated to institutions on the basis of the activity in which a majority of full-time equivalent employees are engaged. It is the activity of the customer, not purpose of the loan that drives classification. For example, a company whose principal business is timber milling, but has a trucking division and borrows to buy trucks, should still have the truck loan entered against its timber milling ANZSIC number, 2311, because this is a customer classification.

D1.16 & D2.16 Finance

This sector includes deposits from, and loans to, ‘financial institutions'.

The exception is paper bought that represents a secondary claim on the household sector. Non-bank lending institutions may buy paper such as mortgage backed securities and short-term asset-backed paper for consumer durables issued by other primary lenders. We do not want this paper classified in D2.25 or D2.26, but want it to remain in Finance, along with loans to and claims on financial institutions excluding registered banks

D2.25 Household - housing

This sector includes all residential mortgage loans to personal customers. ‘Lifestyle' loans on farmlets are classified housing or farming according to the category used by non-bank lending institution. It excludes business lending secured on a residential property.

D2.26 Household - consumer

This sector includes loans, whether or not secured by mortgage, which have been separately identified as being for personal customers, but are not housing – e.g. boat or car purchase, travel etc., and all credit card lending.

D1-2.28 Non-residents

A non-resident withholding tax (NRWT) ‘flag' is used to non-residents. The tax definition is used for convenience - it is not ideal for monetary policy data. The ideal relates to the location of the customer, to accord with international conventions used for balance of payments and other cross-border data collection purposes. Therefore, entities that are clearly located overseas, (but are classed as New Zealand residents for tax purposes), are treated as non-residents if their transactions are usually separately identified as ‘non-resident'. Companies incorporated in New Zealand are regarded as New Zealand residents.

These totals are the same as A1.3 for funding and A10.5 for claims in table T11.

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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