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Value of lending for housing in Australia rises

The value of lending for housing in Australia rose in September, reversing falls in August.

The increase was driven by financing to investors, confirming a trend which currently has regulators looking at imposing some controls on this segment of the market.

The ABS said on Monday that the value of loans to owner-occupiers and investors climbed 2.3 per cent, seasonally-adjusted, to nearly $28.9 billion during September. The month-on-month increase translates to year-on-year growth of 13.4 per cent.

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