Registered banks and non-bank lending institutions: Sector lending (C5)
This data summarises lending by banks and non-bank lending institutions in New Zealand. It covers housing, personal, business and agricultural lending.
|Jan 2021||Jan 2022||Sep 2022||Oct 2022||Nov 2022||Dec 2022||Jan 2023|
|Non-bank lending institutions2||3,595||5,215||6,090||6,111||6,061||6,000||5,941|
|Personal consumer ($m)|
|Non-bank lending institutions2||6,335||6,079||6,044||6,048||6,103||6,234||6,259|
|Housing and personal consumer ($m)|
|Non-bank lending institutions||9,929||11,293||12,134||12,159||12,164||12,234||12,200|
|Non-bank lending institutions2||6,742||7,450||8,360||8,422||8,499||8,639||8,568|
|Annual growth rate (%)|
|Housing and personal consumer3||7.5||9.2||5.5||5.0||4.6||4.3||4.0|
Non-bank lending institutions data includes revisions and a series break
31 October 2022
Today’s publication of non-bank lending institutions data includes revisions to data between March 2021 and June 2022 inclusive, as we now have updated data from our respondents. This has resulted in insignificant changes to data in:
- Sector lending – Table C5 housing, consumer and business lending figures and growth rates
- Non-bank lending institutions balance sheet data in Tables T1 to T31
Today’s publication also includes a reclassification of non-bank lending from consumer to business, totalling approximately $83m.
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Household series break
31 May 2022
In April 2022, a registered bank reclassified lending from Households - Personal consumer to Financial institutions, totalling approximately $186m. Approximately $183m of Household deposits have also been reclassified.
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The data: coverage, periodicity, and timeliness
Lending by registered banks and non-bank lending institutions (NBLIs) for the following purposes:
- personal consumer
Data is sourced from our Bank Balance Sheet Survey and Non-bank Standard Statistical Return.
The Bank Balance Sheet Survey started 31 December 2016. Before this, data was estimated from the 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.
Further breakdown of lending by registered banks can be found in table S31.
View Table S31 – Loans by purpose
Non-bank sector lending can also be found in table T4. Note that we publish data for this table quarterly.
View Table T4 – Funding and claims by sector
Periodicity and Timeliness
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Access by the public
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Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics
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Dissemination of statistics that support statistical cross-check and provide assurance of reasonableness
Disclosure statements published by registered banks offer checks for reasonableness.
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 are adjusted for series breaks.
Series breaks for key balance sheet components for registered banks and non-bank lending institutions (NBLIs) are displayed for these tables.
Registered banks and non-bank lending institutions
Consolidated banking group of banks operating in New Zealand that are registered by us.
Non-bank lending institutions (NBLIs)
NBLIs are financial institutions with total assets of $5 million or more at the consolidated group level, whose principal business is credit provision and borrowing money from the public and/or other sources.
- owner-occupier property use
- residential investor property use.
Personal consumer loans
Personal or consumer loans that are not fully secured on residential property, including overdrafts, credit cards and term loans.
Business loans comprise:
- loans (for business use) to non-financial businesses that are fully secured by residential mortgage
- loans to non-financial businesses that not fully secured by residential mortgage.
Excludes agriculture loans.
Business loans for agriculture purposes (ANZSIC06) including:
- dairy farming
- sheep, beef cattle and grain farming
- other agriculture on farm.
Does not include any loans to the agriculture industry for residential investor property use.
Symbols and conventions for summary table
|Symbol or convention||Definition|
|0||Zero or value rounded to zero|
|Light grey background||Historical|
- Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
- Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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