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China outstanding total social financing up 13 pct y/y at end-Sept

SHANGHAI, Oct 14 (Reuters) - China's outstanding total social financing was 171.23 trillion yuan ($26.03 trillion) at end-September, up 13 percent from a year earlier, the central bank said on Saturday.

TSF includes off-balance sheet forms of financing that exist outside the conventional bank lending system, such as initial public offerings, loans from trust companies and bond sales.

It can also hint at trends in China's vast shadow banking sector, which authorities are trying to rein in as part of a broader campaign to contain systemic financial risks. ($1 = 6.5785 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk; Editing by Richard Borsuk)