New residential mortgage lending by borrower type - C31

Released
24 September 2020 03:00 p.m.
Next release
27 October 2020 03:00 p.m.
Source
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Periodicity
Monthly
Previous years: Monthly:
Aug 2018 Aug 2019 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020 Jul 2020 Aug 2020
Total lending ($million)
All borrower types 5,402 5,386 2,749 4,318 5,364 6,586 6,785
First home buyer 833 923 484 801 1,090 1,344 1,344
Other owner occupier 3,251 3,387 1,659 2,586 3,187 3,733 3,931
Investor 1,246 1,023 561 895 1,040 1,451 1,452
Business purposes 72 54 45 36 47 58 59
Higher than 80% LVR lending ($million)
All borrower types 452 577 272 515 651 796 757
First home buyer 292 386 196 355 466 577 554
Other owner occupier 148 186 74 153 176 211 197
Investor 12 5 1 5 6 8 5
Business purposes 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Less than or equal to 80% LVR lending ($million)
All borrower types 4,950 4,810 2,477 3,803 4,714 5,790 6,028
First home buyer 540 537 288 445 624 768 790
Other owner occupier 3,102 3,201 1,585 2,432 3,010 3,522 3,734
Investor 1,235 1,019 559 890 1,034 1,443 1,447
Business purposes 72 54 45 36 45 58 58
MEMO ITEM: Lending to investors ($million)
Total lending 1,246 1,023 561 895 1,040 1,451 1,452
Higher than 70% LVR lending 177 157 84 134 204 446 491
Less than or equal to 70% LVR lending 1,070 867 477 762 836 1,006 960

The data: coverage, periodicity, and timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Registered banks provide data on new residential mortgage lending commitments during a reference month with a breakdown by loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) and borrower type. Borrowers are classified as first home buyers, other owner-occupiers, investor or those borrowing for business purposes.

Periodicity

Monthly

Timeliness

Data is published 18 working days after the end of the reference month.

Access by the public

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Quality

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

Data on new residential mortgage lending commitments by loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is published in C30.

Lending ($ millions)

Total lending

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.

Higher than 80% LVR lending

Monthly value of committed residential mortgage lending, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is above 80%.

Less than or equal to 80% LVR lending

Monthly value of committed residential mortgage lending, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is 80% or below.

Higher than 70% LVR lending

Monthly value of committed residential mortgage lending, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is above 70%. This data is published for investors only.

Less than or equal to 70% LVR lending

Monthly value of committed residential mortgage lending, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is 70% or below. This data is published for investors only.

Borrowers (number)

Total borrowers

Total number 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.

Higher than 80% LVR borrowers

Monthly number of committed residential mortgage loans, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is above 80%.

Less than or equal to 80% LVR borrowers

Monthly number of committed residential mortgage loans, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is 80% or below.

Higher than 70% LVR borrowers

Monthly number of committed residential mortgage loans, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is above 70%. This data is published for investors only.

Less than or equal to 70% LVR borrowers

Monthly number of committed residential mortgage loans, where the loan-to-valuation ratio (LVR) is 70% or below. This data is published for investors only.

Borrower type

First home buyer

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. If the borrower, or at least one borrowing party, has previously drawn down on housing finance for owner occupation they are classified as "other Owner Occupier".

Other owner occupier

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

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

Key points – August 2020

Today’s Loan to Value Ratio release includes an attached PDF file “LVR key points – August 2020”. The file highlights some of the data impacted by COVID-19 and policy responses.

Updated C30 data table

26 August 2020

Today the Reserve Bank introduces an updated data table (C30) to reflect the LVR changes that came into effect on 1 May 2020. A historical file containing data relating to the previous policy will still be available but will no longer be updated.

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bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
light red background Historical

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