Household Loans, July 2023Aug 09, 2023

The outstanding balance of household loans across all financial sectors rose KRW5.4 trillion in July 2023 (preliminary), going up for the fourth consecutive month. Compared to the same month last year, household loans dropped 0.8 percent.


* Change (in trillion KRW): -8.1 (Jan 2023), -5.1 (Feb), -5.1 (Mar), +0.2 (Apr), +2.8 (May), +3.5 (Jun), +5.4 (Jul)


(By Type)  Home-backed mortgage loans grew at a slower pace but the pace of decline in other types of loans also slowed. Mortgage loans rose KRW5.6 trillion, despite a decline of KRW0.4 trillion in the nonbanking sector, as banks saw a rise of KRW6.0 trillion. Other types of loans fell KRW0.2 trillion as both banks and nonbanks saw drops of KRW0.01 trillion and KRW0.2 trillion, respectively.

(By Sector)  Household loans rose in the banking sector but declined in the nonbanking sector. Banks saw a rise of KRW6.0 trillion of household loans in July, which went up for the fourth straight month. Home mortgage loans went up KRW6.0 trillion in the banking sector as individual mortgage loans (up KRW3.9 trillion) and policy mortgage loans (up KRW2.4 trillion) increased. Jeonse loans (down KRW0.2 trillion) and group lending for new apartment subscription (down KRW0.1 trillion) declined. Other types of loans fell KRW0.01 trillion in the banking sector.


Household loans in the nonbanking sector declined KRW0.6 trillion due to a drop of KRW1.6 trillion in the mutual finance sector, although insurance companies (up KRW0.5 trillion), savings banks (up KRW0.1 trillion) and specialized credit finance businesses (up KRW0.5 trillion) saw growths.


As the growth of household loans has been picking up since April with the volume of housing transactions recovering recently, the financial authorities will closely monitor trends in household loans and work to prepare preemptive measures to stably manage the growth of household loans.

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