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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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Winners of the 2021 Women in Finance Awards unveiled

Mortgage Business is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Women in Finance Awards, which was held in-person with...READ MORE
Australian Broking Awards 2021

Australia’s top brokers revealed in glittering ceremony

Mortgage Business’ sister brand The Adviser’s Australian Broking Awards 2021 recognised the crème de la crème of t...READ MORE

Home lending continues sustained growth: APRA

Both owner-occupier and investment housing lending increased in September, reflecting strong borrower demand boosted by ...READ MORE

FHLDS fails to assist FHBs who can’t buy property: NHFIC

The incentive has largely benefited FHBs who would have been able to buy property in the short-term without assistance, ...READ MORE

Loan deferrals continue to rise

A total of over $13.0 billion worth of loans are on deferrals as at 30 September, up from almost $12.0 billion in August...READ MORE

Mutual bank, credit union wrap up merger

A mutual bank has revealed that it had completed the legal transfer to finalise a merger with a credit union. READ MORE

New buffers a ‘psychological play’: The Property Nerds

A buyer’s agent and a mortgage broker have suggested that the new raised serviceability buffers are a “psychological...READ MORE

Couple first to own home under rent-to-own scheme

A home-buying start-up has announced that a couple are the first clients to own their home outright under its rent-to-ow...READ MORE

Home buyers buying property blind: ME Bank

Over half of all house hunters spent less than an hour inspecting the property they eventually purchased, while many dis...READ MORE

Self-service VOI tool launches for brokers

An Australian fintech has introduced a new self-service VOI product for the mortgages market. READ MORE

Westpac pilots no-interest credit card

The major bank is piloting a zero-interest rate digital credit card, with plans to release it later this year, following...READ MORE

RBA unwavering on monetary targets

The central bank has refused to budge from its inflation target range and time frame to raise rates while acknowledging ...READ MORE

Fintech lender partners with Oracle

Nano Home Loans has collaborated with the technology solutions provider, which will reportedly allow borrowers to secure...READ MORE

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

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