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Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property advisory, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place) - clients include hedge funds, resi funds, & private investors.

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

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Monday, 30 September 2013

RBA: credit growth strengthening

"Total credit provided to the private sector by financial intermediaries grew by 0.3 per cent over August 2013 after increasing by 0.4 per cent over July. Over the year to August, total credit rose by 3.4 per cent.

Housing credit increased by 0.4 per cent over August following an increase of 0.4 per cent over July. Over the year to August, housing credit rose by 4.7 per cent.
Other personal credit increased by 0.2 per cent over August after being unchanged over July. Over the year to August, other personal credit increased by 0.9 per cent.
Business credit rose by 0.2 per cent over August after increasing by 0.4 per cent over July. Over the year to August, business credit rose by 1.4 per cent.
Over the month of August, M3 declined by 0.4 per cent and broad money declined by 0.3 per cent. Over the year to August, broad money grew by 4.9 per cent."
Note the increase in housing credit growth - now at 4.9% y/y and the fastest rate of growth since September 2012. 
Personal credit growth at 0.9% y/y is also the fastest rate of growth since May 2011.