The past five years have been challenging for the industry. As the Reserve Bank of Australia tried to stimulate non-mining sectors of the economy by lowering the official cash rate to historic lows, revenue generated by industry participants on their loan books tumbled. Declining lending volumes to the business sector have had a further negative impact on the industry. However, high levels of investment into mining infrastructure have helped offset some of the declines. Ongoing expansion of the Chinese economy and high demand for natural resources have prompted large inflows of investment into mining infrastructure.
The Other Deposit Taking Financiers industry includes businesses providing finance, predominantly in the form of business and commercial lending, including financial leasing. Businesses in this industry raise funds from the public and from related organisations to be able to provide these services.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.