The value of lending for housing in Australia rose in September, reversing falls in August.

The increase was driven by financing to investors, confirming a trend which currently has regulators looking at imposing some controls on this segment of the market.

The ABS said on Monday that the value of loans to owner-occupiers and investors climbed 2.3 per cent, seasonally-adjusted, to nearly $28.9 billion during September. The month-on-month increase translates to year-on-year growth of 13.4 per cent.

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