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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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APRA’s lending macro policy worked: RBA

APRA’s lending macro policy worked: RBA

The RBA has stated that APRA succeeded in curtailing a drop in home lending standards by implementing macro-prudential p...READ MORE
Sydney housing sentiment holds up in lockdown

Sydney housing sentiment holds up in lockdown

Consumer sentiment around Sydney housing dipped only marginally, hinting at a disconnect between concerns about lockdown...READ MORE
CBA announces green loan national rollout

CBA announces green loan national rollout

CBA has made its green loans available to all eligible home loan customers nationally, and launched a sustainability hub...READ MORE

NAB predicts 18.5% dwelling price spike in 2021

The major bank has revised up its forecast for dwelling price growth for 2021 but pulled back for 2022 as affordability ...READ MORE

Victorian home loan values up 100%: CBA

Victoria led the rest of the country in housing finance commitments in May 2021, with values rising by over 100 per cent...READ MORE
CBA writes sustainable loan for agri business

CBA writes 'sustainable' loan for agri business

The major bank has agreed to provide a sustainability-linked loan to a Queensland beef producer in a “first” for the...READ MORE

Refinances at record monthly high in NSW, Qld

Refinancing has soared to near record highs across the eastern states amid low-interest rates and prospects of rate rise...READ MORE
More borrowers feel pinch of loan costs: NAB

More borrowers feel pinch of loan costs: NAB

More consumers believe their mortgage costs rose over the last three months and added more to cost of living pressures, ...READ MORE
Mortgage costs up 130% in 3 decades: Per Capita

Mortgage costs up 130% in 3 decades: Per Capita

Home ownership costs jumped by 130 per cent over two generations, with Gen X spending a quarter of their income servicin...READ MORE
Bluestone issues $700m prime RMBS

Bluestone issues $700m prime RMBS

The non-bank lender has closed its first RMBS deal under the Bluestone Prime program, worth $700 million. READ MORE
Westpac makes board appointment

Westpac makes board appointment

The major bank has appointed a former Suncorp Group board member to its board, effective September 2021. READ MORE
APRA issues capital framework changes update

APRA issues capital framework changes update

APRA has intended to change the definition of long-term interest-only home loans following industry feedback to proposed...READ MORE
Afterpay to roll out banking app

Afterpay to roll out banking app

The BNPL service provider is going to enter the banking space with the launch of savings accounts and its Money app in ...READ MORE
Home buying intentions wane: CBA

Home buying intentions wane: CBA

Home buying spending intentions declined in June compared with last year, halting months of an upward trend, according ...READ MORE
Thinktank hits $1bn loan mark for 2020-21

Thinktank hits $1bn loan mark for 2020-21

The non-bank lender has settled more than $1 billion for the first time in the 2020-21 financial year. READ MORE

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