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The NZAB Agri & Business Banking Dashboard

Jun 7, 2022 9:57:17 AM / by Andrew Laming


With the RBNZ recently sharing updated bank metrics for the period ending 31 March 2022, its time for us to dive back in and see what movements are afoot.

Welcome to the latest edition of our NZAB Bank Dashboard.

There's some surprising data in here - Bank lending growth continues to break records (and nearly all of it in the home loan sector) despite the changes that were implemented via the new CCCFA rules late last year.   

Agri loan repayments are accelerating and nearly all of it in the dairy sector.  At this rate, the dairy sector would repay all its debt ($37bn) in the next 14 years!

Business lending continues to have moderate growth for a 4th quarter in a row with Kiwibank making a massive charge over the last year with over 22% year on year growth in their business lending portfolio.   

The big loser in the Business and Agri space is still ANZ - they have shed 1% market share in Agri in the last 12 months and almost the same in the business sector- seemingly to lend more to NZ housing.       

Interestingly Westpac also appear to have stalled. For total loans, they're growing at half the New Zealand average and have shed a whopping 1.25% of market share in business banking alone over the last 12 months.   

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Written by Andrew Laming