Tight liquidity pushes housing finance corporations to take portfolio promote-down path


Tight liquidity situations seeing that September 2018 has pushed housing finance businesses (HFCs) to decrease their disbursements and meet a significant element in their fund requirement via portfolio sell-down path, ensuing in banks availing of this possibility to boom their collection, stated credit score rating business enterprise ICRA.

Housing loan portfolio boom for HFCs and non-banking finance organizations (NBFCs) decreased to 13 in keeping with cent yr-on-yr (Y-o-Y) for the duration ended December 31, 2018 (18 percent for the same length last 12 months), the business enterprise said in a observe.

Consequently, banks have availed of this opportunity in the marketplace and extended their portfolio 17 consistent with cent Y-o-Y within the same period (14 in keeping with a cent for the same period final year).


The general housing credit score first rate improved via sixteen consistent with cent (18 percent for the equal duration remaining year) and stood at a little over Rs. 18 lakh crore as on December 31, 2018.

Supreeta Najjar, Vice President, Financial Sector Ratings, ICRA, said: “As disbursements in Q4 (January-March) FY2019 are also anticipated to be muted for some huge HFCs, FY2019 housing credit score growth is probably to be in the variety of 13-15 consistent with cent with the pace of growth of banks being higher than that of the HFCs.”

As some HFCs intention to go gradual on creation finance to preserve liquidity, the growth in non-housing loans is anticipated to slacken. However, given the fantastic long-time period potentialities for the sector, ICRA expects housing credit score boom for FY2020 to be pegged at 14-16 consistent with cent, provided the liquidity situations inside the marketplace ease out.

Pressure on asset satisfactory
While asset best signs have remained strong up to now, with Gross NPA of one. Four consistent with cent as on December 31, 2018, the agency said there might be a few stress on the asset pleasant because the running environment stays hard.