In July 2022, the outstanding balance of household loans across all financial sectors fell KRW1.0 trillion, showing a stable trend as the growth seen in Q2 turned back lower. The financial authorities will make efforts for a stable management of the household debt growth while working on effective implementation of the normalization of household loan regulations to help alleviate financing difficulties of non-speculative homebuyers.
(Overall) Household loans across all financial sectors dropped KRW1.0 trillion in July 2022. The growth rate (up 1.7%, y-o-y) has continued to stay on a downward path since the second half of 2021.
(By Type) Mortgage loans expanded at a slower pace than the previous month and other types of loans dropped at a greater level, contributing to the overall decline in household loans.
- (Mortgage Loans) Mortgage-backed loans rose KRW2.5 trillion in July, slowing down from KRW2.8 trillion in the previous month.
(By Sector) Household loans in both the banking and non-banking sectors turned lower, but the growth trend continued in the savings bank (up KRW0.4 trillion) and insurance (up KRW0.2 trillion) sectors.
- (Banking Sector) Banks saw a drop of KRW0.3 trillion in household loans. Mortgage loans from banks grew KRW2.0 trillion, rising from KRW1.4 trillion a month ago, as group lending for new apartment subscription and jeonse loans rose KRW1.3 trillion and KRW1.1 trillion, respectively. Other types of loans fell KRW2.2 trillion, declining at a faster rate from a month ago (down KRW1.2 trillion) as credit loans fell KRW1.9 trillion.
- (Non-Banking Sector) In July, nonbanks saw a drop of KRW0.8 trillion in household loans, led by declines in the mutual finance (down KRW1.2 trillion) and specialized credit finance (down KRW0.2 trillion) sectors.
(Assessment) Household loans across all financial sectors fell KRW1.0 trillion in July 2022, showing a stable trend as the growth seen in Q2 turned back lower. Mortgage loans (up KRW2.5 trillion) grew at a slower pace than a month ago, despite continuing demand seen in group lending for new apartment subscription and jeonse loans, due to a slowdown in housing transactions. Other types of loans (down KRW3.6 trillion) such as credit loans dropped at a greater level compared with the previous month as there are more repayments on loans taking place due to high interest payment burden amid rate hikes. The financial authorities will make efforts to stably manage the household debt growth by encouraging lending practices based on borrower’s repayment capability and work to effectively implement the normalization of household loan regulations to help provide a housing ladder to non-speculative homebuyers.
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