The Australian Bureau of Statistics released its home loans data on Wednesday. Home loans in Australia climbed 2.7% in December, exceeding expectations for a 2.3% rise, after a 0.4% decrease in November. November's figure was revised up from a 0.7% drop.
Investment lending climbed 6.0% in December, after 2.2% decline in November.
The Reserve Bank of Australia introduced new guidelines for the supervision of investor lending in December.