Sector lending (registered banks and non-bank lending institutions) - C5

31 May 2018 03:00 p.m.
Next release
29 June 2018 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Previous years: Monthly:
Apr 2016 Apr 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018
Housing ($m)
Total 216,900 235,179 243,790 244,890 245,845 247,377 248,510
Registered banks1 215,439 233,349 241,617 242,712 243,659 245,100 246,215
Non-bank lending institutions2 1,461 1,829 2,172 2,178 2,185 2,276 2,295
Personal consumer ($m)
Total 14,521 15,345 16,449 16,430 16,473 16,370 16,435
Registered banks 10,152 10,635 11,308 11,253 11,270 11,186 11,244
Non-bank lending institutions2 4,369 4,710 5,141 5,177 5,203 5,184 5,192
Housing and personal consumer ($m)
Total 231,421 250,523 260,239 261,320 262,318 263,747 264,946
Registered banks 225,591 243,985 252,925 253,965 254,929 256,286 257,459
Non-bank lending institutions 5,830 6,539 7,314 7,355 7,389 7,460 7,487
Business ($m)
Total 97,350 104,381 107,656 107,329 108,358 108,527 109,141
Registered banks 92,742 99,903 103,132 102,781 103,791 103,963 104,644
Non-bank lending institutions2 4,608 4,479 4,524 4,548 4,567 4,565 4,497
Agriculture ($m)
Total 57,671 59,246 60,529 60,666 60,651 60,793 60,762
Annual growth rate (%)
Housing3 8.2 8.4 5.9 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.9
Personal consumer3 3.0 5.7 8.3 8.5 8.0 7.5 7.1
Housing and personal consumer3 7.9 8.3 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 5.9
Business3 6.5 7.3 5.5 5.1 5.2 4.6 4.1
Agriculture3 7.5 2.7 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.7 2.6
  1. Loans fully secured on residential property for business use are included under business or agriculture loans.
  2. A list of series breaks for Household Funding and Sector Lending are available in the background notes.
  3. Annual growth rates have been break-adjusted, reflecting the underlying market change.

The data: coverage, periodicity, and timeliness


Lending by registered banks and non-bank lending institutions (NBLIs) for the following purposes:

  • Housing
  • Personal consumer
  • Business
  • Agriculture

Data is sourced from the Reserve Bank’s Bank Balance Sheet Survey and Non-bank Standard Statistical Return.

The Bank Balance Sheet Survey started in 31/12/2016. Data prior to 31/12/2016 has been estimated from the Bank Standard Statistical Return (SSR).

Data is reported at market values, where applicable, as at the end of the reporting period.

Data covers assets and liabilities denominated in both NZ dollars and foreign currency. Assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are converted into New Zealand dollars in accordance with NZ GAAP.

Periodicity and Timeliness

Data is published monthly, approximately 5 weeks after the end of the reference month.

Access by the public

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Series breaks

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

The sector lending annual growth rates have are adjusted for series breaks.

Series breaks for key balance sheet components for registered banks and non-bank lending institutions (NBLIs) (PDF 21KB) are displayed for these tables.

Registered banks and non-bank lending institutions

Registered banks

Consolidated banking group of banks operating in New Zealand and registered by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Non-bank lending 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.

Loan purpose


Housing comprises:

  • Owner occupier property use
  • Residential investor property use

Personal consumer loans

Personal or consumer loans which are not fully secured on residential property including overdrafts, credit cards, and term loans.

Business loans

Business loans comprise:

  • Loans (for business use) to non-financial businesses which are fully secured by residential mortgage.
  • Loans to non-financial businesses which not fully secured by residential mortgage

Excludes agriculture loans.

Agriculture loans

Business loans to the for agriculture purposes (ANZSIC06) including:

  • Dairy farming
  • Sheep, beef cattle and grain farming
  • Horticulture
  • Other agriculture on farm

Does not include any loans to the agriculture industry for residential investor property use.

Symbols and conventions for summary table

0 Zero or value rounded to zero
- Not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
light red background Historical

General notes

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