Non-bank lender Firstmac and the major banks have told The Australian that the number of customers asking to defer their mortgage repayments has cooled off in the past month, as economic conditions across the nation improve.

ABA chief executive Anna Bligh said banks were contacting customers who had accessed financial assistance to discuss further options after the initial suspension period.

“Encouragingly, banks are seeing that many deferred customers are choosing to resume making loan repayments,” Ms Bligh said.

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