COVID-19 based mortgage deferrals trending lower

Repayments are not being made on about 2 per cent of the value of total housing loans on issue, compared to the 10 per cent peak deferral tally

COVID-19 based mortgage deferrals trending lower
COVID-19 based mortgage deferrals trending lower

Mortgage deferrals prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to trend down, according to the latest figures from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

Householders and small businesses who were struggling to make mortgage repayments at the onset of the pandemic are back paying down their home loans again.

Repayments are not being made on about 2 per cent of the value of total housing loans on issue, compared to the 10 per cent peak deferral tally, according to the Herald Sun.

According to the Australian Banking Association, home loan deferrals at Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank, ANZ, BOQ, Suncorp and Bendigo banks dropped 80 per cent between June and December last year, from 493,000 to 101,000.

Business loan deferrals dropped almost 90 per cent from 228,070 to 25,497 at the seven banks during the same time period.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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