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Commercial lending fell 6.1% in December

The value of commercial loans including mortgages to investors has fallen 6.1 per cent to $42.8 billion.

Meanwhile, the total value of home loans to owner occupiers has fallen one per cent to $21.1 billion, Australian Bureau of Statistics seasonally adjusted figures for December show.

Personal finance loans also dropped, by 4.9 per cent to $6 billion, in December, but lease finance jumped 8.3 per cent to $591 million.