If you saw our market insights as featured in GoAutoNews, you’ll know we’re pretty fond of all things data at Nodifi.

We review asset finance data from Q2, taking an in-depth look at the motor vehicle sector.

Asset Finance in Q2 – The Numbers

Asset finance loan drawdowns saw an increase of 9.4% delivering an average loan amount of $40,710, up from $38,172 in Q1.

Motor vehicles made up 85% of all settlements, while caravan/camper assets continued their strong growth since late 2020.

Assets Funded
assets funded

Assets Funded (excl. motor vehicles)
Assets Funded (excl motor vehicles)

Total Settlements (Q2 by month)
Total Settlements

Consumer vs Commercial
Consumer vs Commercial

Finance by age group
Finance by age group

Gender
Gender

Asset Finance in Q2 – Highlights

June recorded the highest volume in both settlements and amount funded, driven by the ever popular EOFY demand for motor vehicles.

Personal loans were the beneficiary of increased demand for house renovations, the second most popular form of finance.

Consumer finance contributed to 73.2% of all asset finance.

Male applicants made up more than double the number of female applicants, when excluding motor vehicle finance.

Motor Vehicle Finance in Q2 – The Numbers

Vehicle finance settlements saw significant growth in Q2, up 17.4% from Q1 and 12.9% to the same time last year. As mentioned, June was once again the standout performer in Q2. However, it wasn’t the strongest month YTD, with March recording 21.2% of all settlements, in contrast to June’s 20.2%.

Utes and SUVs, especially those from Aussie-loved brands like Toyota, Ford, Mazda and Nissan are still seeing strong trends in their favour. Toyota and Ford recorded increases of 23.5% and 20.6% respectively from Q1.

Settlements by State
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Settlements Q1 vs Q2
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*figures indicative of increases

Motor vehicle finance by age group
Motor vehicle finance by age group

Makes
MakesModels
Models

Makes Q1 vs Q2
Makes Q1 vs Q2

Gender
Gender

Married/De Facto vs Single
Married/DeFacto vs Single

Dependants vs No Dependants
Dependants vs No Dependants

Motor Vehicle Finance in Q2 – Highlights

Evidently, utes and SUVs are continuing to dominate Australian roads.

While Toyota and Ford led the way for growth in Q2, Mitsubishi also performed well, recording a 13.3% jump from Q1.

In terms of spread, NSW/ACT led the country for most settlements, followed by Victoria and Queensland respectively. The three states contributed to 79% of all settlements.

Married males or those in de facto relationships, aged 30 to 39 with no dependants, were the most active demographic for motor vehicle finance.

Summary

The industry continues to make strides in its pandemic recovery, with strong performances across the board. Positive trends are expected to continue in the way of ute and SUV popularity, and Toyota and Ford’s heavy presence in Australia.

More strong performances are expected across the motor vehicle sector, once dealership stock levels start to increase/return to normality.

COVID-19 could yet prove to have an impact, should states be forced into lockdowns.

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