Big banks will pick and choose property development financing: Steve Wiltshire

Big banks will pick and choose property development financing: Steve Wiltshire
Big banks will pick and choose property development financing: Steve Wiltshire

Steve Wiltshire, executive chairman of HoldenCAPITAL, says the recent APRA bank regulatory balance sheet requirements will see the big banks lose interest in construction finance to most property developers.

"They will pick and chose who they deal with," he said.

"It will be less of a volume game," the experienced property investment banker said.

"This is a regulatory change that isn't going to go away.

"It is a bit of a game changer," he said.

"The banks will still continue to do construction finance.

"My own view on this is that they won't come back to dominate construction finance like they did following the gfc, where they were able to very much take the market over and really control where it was going," he said.

He said it was less profitable for the big banks compared to other products.

"The new requirements from a balance sheet prospective means property is no longer as attractive as it once was," he said.

It was suggested during episode one of The Constructive Finance Podcast when Dan Holden, at HoldenCAPITAL, spoke with Steve Wiltshire about his market views, opportunities and challenges he has faced and some advice/lessons learned thus far in his career.

The podcast will be released every fortnight on Tuesday and will feature an elite developer discussing these same topics.

The podcast will be available to stream from iTunes and via the HoldenCAPITAL website.

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Residential Development Construction Finance

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