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Monthly Mortgage Insights 

WA - September 2021

Highlights

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    Sale settlements

    Sale settlements with a new loan in Aug-21 were down 2.0% on Jul-21, and up 36.8% on Aug-20.

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    Refinances

    Refinance settlements were up 3.8% on Jul-21, and 106.8% higher YoY.

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    Trends

    Non-major financial institutions continued their strong positive net position for new loans but moved to their most negative net position in a year for refinances.

NOTE: Settlement figures quoted are total settlements, they include digital and paper-based settlements for residential and commercial properties, unless otherwise stated. Any non-monetary settlements such as family transfers or gifts have been excluded.

New loans

Total

  • Aug-21 was down 2.0% on Jul-21, and up 36.8% on the same month last year.
 

New loans – Greater Perth / rest of WA

  • Greater Perth Area was down 1.4% MoM in Aug-21, a 37.0% rise YoY
  • Rest of WA was down 4.5% MoM and 35.7% rise YoY. 
 

Refinances

  • Aug-21 was up 3.8% on Jul-21, and 106.8% higher YoY. 

Wins & losses

New loans

  • Major banks showed a small improvement in their negative net position for new loans. 
  • Non-majors showed a slight decline although remained in net positive territory. 
Tip: Wins / losses (new loans) shows the net increase or decrease in mortgages each month for lenders. The calculation takes the total number of new mortgages and subtracts the total number of discharged mortgages for properties that settled in that month. Importantly, it only includes property sale settlements (not refinances) and excludes properties not part of a sale (e.g. if the loan is completely repaid and the mortgage is discharged). ‘Major banks’ include their sub brands and subsidiaries. Analysis only includes digital settlements captured through the PEXA exchange (excludes any paper-based settlements). 

Refinances

  • The major banks dropped although were still in a strong net positive position. 
  • The non-majors improved their net position but remained negative and behind the majors. 
Tip: Wins / losses (refinances) shows the net increase or decrease in mortgages each month for lenders. The calculation takes the total number of new refinances and subtracts the total number of discharged mortgages for properties that have refinanced in that month. It only includes property refinance settlements (not sale settlements) and excludes properties not part of a refinance (e.g. if the loan is completely repaid and the mortgage is discharged). ‘Major banks’ include their sub brands and subsidiaries. 
 

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