Mortgage loans down 4.8%

July 31, 2018

Mortgage loans approved in June fell 4.8% compared with the previous month to $40.6 billion, the Monetary Authority announced today.


Mortgage loans financing primary market transactions dropped 11.9% to $5.6 billion while those financing secondary market transactions slipped 0.5% to $24.1 billion.


Those for refinancing decreased 9.6% to $10.9 billion.


Mortgage loans drawn down during the month increased 8.6% to $33.7 billion.


The number of mortgage applications in June increased 0.6% month-on-month to 14,579.


The outstanding value of mortgage loans rose 0.9% month-on-month to $1.2578 trillion.

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