APRA has released its April banking statistics and it’s a washout so far as macroprudential tightening is concerned. Of the big six banks only one slowed investor lending growth and it remains well above the 10%line anyway:
Here’s the chart:
And including the Macquarie Bank mortgage free radical:
All of the movement has been in the last week so we’ll probably not see much progress before the June numbers.
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