with surveys of business conditions at their highest level on record, mr healy said there was also strong growth in asset finance, which is another leading indicator of credit growth.loading“probably for the first time since at least the gfc and probably well before that, business credit growth looks like it’s going to be higher than mortgage credit growth,” said mr healy, who has been running nab's business since the start of the year.nab's economists are forecasting business credit growth will exceed housing loan growth during the year to june 2019.the prediction comes as banks are facing weaker revenue conditions, with the annual pace of housing credit growth slowing to 6.1 per cent.this is still faster than the 4.2 per cent growth in business credit, but a further slowdown is expected in mortgage credit as banks' tighter approval processes take effect. latest figures show new housing loan approvals dropped 6 per cent in the year to march.although nab's results this month topped up a provision for bad loans in the retail sector, mr healy said conditions were looking better for most of its business clients.“after probably a long period of uncertainty in the economy and a bit of flatness in economic growth, business is now starting to come out and invest again in plant and equipment, in trucks and trailers,” he said.you can imagine when housing growth softens and business credit picks up, all of the banks will be pushing harder into business.nab's anthony ...