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Residential Mortgage Survey Results for June 2019
The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:

     The Hong Kong Monetary Authority announced the results of the residential mortgage survey for June 2019.
     The number of mortgage applications in June decreased month-on-month by 27.1 per cent to 12,732.
     Mortgage loans approved in June decreased by 14.6 per cent compared with May to HK$44.7 billion. Among these, mortgage loans financing primary market transactions decreased by 8.2 per cent to HK$11.5 billion and those financing secondary market transactions decreased by 27.7 per cent to HK$18.9 billion. Mortgage loans for refinancing increased by 4.8 per cent to HK$14.3 billion. 
     Mortgage loans drawn down during June increased by 14.8 per cent compared with May to HK$38.5 billion. 
     The ratio of new mortgage loans priced with reference to HIBOR increased from 88 per cent in May to 88.3 per cent in June. The ratio of new mortgage loans priced with reference to best lending rates increased from 8.6 per cent in May to 8.9 per cent in June.
     The outstanding value of mortgage loans increased month-on-month by 1.4 per cent to HK$1,370 billion at end-June. 
     The mortgage delinquency ratio remained unchanged at 0.02 per cent and the rescheduled loan ratio remained unchanged at nearly 0 per cent.
Ends/Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Issued at HKT 12:30
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