Bottoming out at less than 5% of total deferrals in September, in October 90%-or-greater LVR borrowers amounted to 10% of the deferred loan book, implying more of them asked for an extension than those with larger deposits.

In the wider market, those with 90%-or-greater LVRs made up just 6% of the total loan book, according to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).

This is at a greater ratio than in June, where 90%-or-greater borrowers made up 5% of the loan book and 8% of deferred loans. 

APRA does not publish data on the proportion of specific risk profiles that re-enter or extend their home loan deferrals.

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As of 31 October, $88 billion worth of loans were deferred, representing just 3.3% of the banks' total loan books.

Exits also outweighed new entries for the fourth straight month, totalling $100 billion loans expiring or exiting deferral, and just $12 billion entering or being extended.

This was because as many as half of borrowers came off their six-month deferrals at the start of October.

In August, CommBank's 90%+ LVR borrowers had a 13.5% share of the total loans deferred, a figure which climbed to 15% in October. 

Newcastle Permanent also had a 24% share in 90%+ LVR loans deferred.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank also had the highest share of interest-only loans deferred at 21%.

For investor loans, 86% of Regional Australia Bank's investor loans were deferred.

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