HDFC Securities said growth in the personal loans segment enhanced credit outflow
The personal loan division of HDFC Securities has witnessed further improvement in growth at 12.6 % YoY, after hitting a 10-year low of 9.1 per cent year over year in January, led by growth in home loans and other personal loans. Increase in credit card receivables improved to 17.1 per cent YoY.
Vehicle loans provided by HDFC Securities growth reached a 32-month new high of 11.7 per cent YoY. The personal loan division will likely continue exhibiting high elasticity to bounce back from the ‘second wave’.
Besides, growth in agricultural credit continued to accelerate, clocking in at 11.3 per cent YoY, boosted by back-to-back surplus monsoon seasons.
As per the report by HDFC Securities, industrial credit growth was muted post the run-up in March as enormous industrial credit, constituting 82% of industrial credit, de-grew 1.9% (YoY) given the absence of a strong Capex cycle.
The growth in credit to medium industries continued to surge, reaching an ever high of 43.8 per cent YoY, aided by disbursals under the ECLGS.
“However, credit to micro and small industries was benign at 3.8 per cent YoY. Within industrial credit, credit for roads clocked healthy growth at 26.2 per cent YoY.”
According to the report, segments such as metals, engineering, chemicals, telecom and construction witnessed persistent YoY de-growth.
In addition, the report cited that service sector credit growth continued to decelerate, clocking 1.2 per cent YoY in April 2021.
“Within this segment, growth in credit to NBFCs decreased to 3.4 per cent YoY while growth in credit for ‘other services’ de-grew 11.1 per cent YoY.”
However, overall trade-credit growth grew 10.5 per cent YoY Growth in trade credit (wholesale and retail), amongst the very few divisions unaffected by the pandemic, improved to 21.9 per cent YoY.
In addition, the report said: “We continue to believe that while credit growth will bounce back in the near-term from the short-term ‘second wave’ disruption, a sustained recovery in loan growth appears elusive until the Capex cycle revives.”