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Lending to commercial property (June)

As the economic recovery gathers pace, lenders have been less willing to grant further payment holidays to landlords and a rise in repayments probably explains the sharp decline in net lending in June. Looking ahead, we think a slow recovery in transaction activity and tight credit conditions will weigh on lending to commercial property this year.
Prohad Khan Property Economist
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