10 April 2019
As at 30 June 2019, national agricultural debt was $86.9 billion, an increase of 17% or $12.7 billion since 30 June 2018. Importantly, despite the increase in total debt levels, the total value of loans and leases in arrears increased by only $87 million.
“Since the Banking Code was first introduced in 1993, the process to independently review the Code has continued to deliver improvements.”
“A number of our banks actually have maternity leave lending products that are specific to people on parental leave, paid and unpaid, to help them through, what as I said, can be a difficult time.”