What was touted as an acceleration of growth seems to have leveled off over the last few weeks, and is looking more like a dip in growth (cold winter?) followed by a recovery that’s leveled off.
More troubling, however, is the late cycle pattern of a slowdown in the growth of lending followed by borrowing to fund cash shortfalls that turns into negative growth, but in this case seems the recent growth is coming from the smaller banks:
At the same time, net interest margins for banks continues to fall:
(August 7 release)