Business finance loans and personal lending fell in February, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Total business finance commitments fell a seasonally-adjusted 8.4% in February to $29 billion, compared to $31.65 billion in January.
Personal lending dropped 3.8% to $7.19 billion.
Finance for owner-occupied housing fell four per cent to $13.4 billion.
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Lease finance was the only expansion in lending listed in the February figures, rising 4.1% to $498 million.