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Malavika Santhebennur

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Malavika Santhebennur is the features editor on the mortgages titles at Momentum Media.

Before joining the team in 2019, Malavika held roles with Money Management and Benchmark Media. She has been writing about financial services for the past six years.

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AFG Securities prices upsized RMBS issue

The wholly owned subsidiary of AFG has priced an upsized $500 million RMBS transaction. READ MORE

Mutual bank’s broker loans up 54% in FY21

Bank Australia funded almost $2.0 billion in loans in the financial year 2021, out of which more than $1.0 billion was g...READ MORE

Auction market busiest since July: CoreLogic

Last week was the busiest auctions week since mid-July, with over 2,700 homes going under the hammer across the capital ...READ MORE

Loan settlements plunge in locked down states

New mortgage and refinance settlements have taken a hit in both Victoria and NSW, which have endured prolonged lockdowns...READ MORE

Housing market surpasses $9 trillion mark

Residential real estate is now estimated to be worth over a record $9 trillion, just five months after reaching $8 trill...READ MORE

Concerns raised over impact of buffer change on FHBs

First home buyers could be hit the hardest by the latest round of credit tightening by APRA, according to some in the ho...READ MORE

Regulators to tread lightly on macro changes: ANZ

Regulators would look to avoid a “sharp crackdown” on lending at a time when monetary and fiscal policy are aimed at...READ MORE

New loans slide in first months of FY22

New home loans have declined nationally since July but were up almost 40 per cent year-on-year to August, indicating con...READ MORE

Macroprudential controls ‘just a cyclical response’: AMP Capital

More fundamental policies by state and federal governments are required to address poor housing affordability in additio...READ MORE

Loan deferrals spiked in August amid lockdown

New figures have shown that COVID-19-related loan deferrals more than doubled between July and August, with the highest ...READ MORE

Property resale gains highest in a decade: CoreLogic

Over 91 per cent of property resales during the June quarter recorded a profit, the highest level of profitability in ju...READ MORE

ANZ loan book continues to fall

ANZ was the only major bank to record a fall in both owner-occupier and total loans in August, continuing its recent tre...READ MORE

Migration flows to narrow house-unit price gap

The return of migrants once borders reopen is expected to spur stronger unit price growth and close the gap with detache...READ MORE

Returning Aussies, new residents buoy housing market

New permanent residents and returning citizens have been new sources of housing demand while a drop in outflows has cu...READ MORE

Westpac to begin offering SME recovery scheme

The major bank has expanded its SME Recovery Loan Scheme offer to small businesses impacted by the pandemic, effective 1...READ MORE

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