Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:52

SARB Leading Business Cycle Indicator

SARB Leading Business Cycle Indicator – Further decline in June SARB Leading Business Cycle Indicator reading suggests likely further new mortgage lending and building weakness.

The laborious bond application process is even more painstaking for the self-employed and it’s critical that these buyers take the time beforehand to familiarise themselves with exactly what is required and the criteria to be met as applications can easily be delayed - or even declined - due to simple omissions or errors.

Credit and mortgage balances in the first half of 2019, with divergent home loan repayment patterns evident across household income categories up to mid-2019.

New Mortgage Lending continued its year-on-year decline in the 1st quarter of 2019, with the Commercial Mortgage Lending and New Building Mortgage categories being the major “drag”

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector (R1 669,6 billion) was only slightly higher at 6,1% year-on-year (y/y) at the end of May 2019 from 6% y/y at end-April when outstanding balances came to R1 660,9 billion.

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector (R1 660,9 billion) remained relatively stable in the first four months of 2019, recorded at 6% year-on-year (y/y) at the end of April this year.

4th Quarter 2018 SARB New Mortgage Lending data, released in the March SARB Quarterly Bulletin, showed a further year-on-year decline in the Value of New Mortgage Loans Granted, but it was a decline of a lesser magnitude than that of the prior quarter.

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector, which amounted to R1 641,5 billion, increased further to 5,9% year-on-year (y/y) at end January from 5,7% y/y at end-December and 3,7% the end of January last year.

Attacq Limited (“Attacq”), a South African-based and JSE listed REIT, today reported results for the year ended 30 June 2018.

Growth in the value of outstanding credit balances in the South African household sector was on a rising trend in the first seven months of 2018, with these balances amounting to a total of R1 587,5 billion at the end of this period.

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