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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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Housing values record biggest quarterly rise: ABS

Housing values record biggest quarterly rise: ABS

The total value of residential dwellings rose by almost $450 billion in the March quarter to surpass $8 trillion for the...READ MORE
Westpac Group to create 300 new Adelaide jobs

Westpac Group to create 300 new Adelaide jobs

Westpac Group has announced that it is creating more than 300 new roles (including lending and credit assessor roles) in...READ MORE
New home sales up 15% in May: HIA

New home sales up 15% in May: HIA

New home sales surged in May despite the end of the HomeBuilder scheme, while NSW recorded the highest result in the las...READ MORE
Banks offer relief for flood-hit Victorians

Banks offer relief for flood-hit Victorians

Several lenders, including the major banks, have announced relief measures for Victorian borrowers impacted by the flood...READ MORE

Big four release Vic flood relief measures

The major banks have announced emergency assistance support and disaster relief packages for customers impacted by flood...READ MORE
Cash rate to rise to 0.5% by end-2023: ANZ

Cash rate to rise to 0.5% by end-2023: ANZ

The major bank has forecast an RBA tightening in two steps in H2 2023 to take the official cash rate to 0.5 per cent by ...READ MORE
Housing sentiment in ‘pessimistic territory’: Westpac

Housing sentiment in ‘pessimistic territory’: Westpac

Housing-related consumer sentiment has plummeted by 27 per cent since November 2020, and is in pessimistic territory for...READ MORE
Properties selling at record speeds: REA

Properties selling at record speeds: REA

The average number of days properties spend on the realestate.com.au site fell to a record low in May, with records bro...READ MORE
Symple Loans launches Qantas points offer

Symple Loans launches Qantas points offer

The fintech lender has announced that it is offering Qantas points to borrowers with their personal loans, while a non-b...READ MORE
Westpac Group lifts fixed rates

Westpac Group lifts fixed rates

Westpac Group has announced hikes to its two- and three-year fixed interest rates for owner-occupier loans, adding that ...READ MORE

BNK Bank appoints non-executive director

The non-major bank has appointed a banking, technology, and telecommunications executive as a non-executive director, ef...READ MORE
Big 4 offer Vic lockdown support measures

Big 4 offer Vic lockdown support measures

The major banks have announced support measures aimed at customers in Victoria who have been affected by the latest COVI...READ MORE
Melbourne lockdown dents auction volumes

Melbourne lockdown dents auction volumes

Auction volumes were lower than predicted last week amid the extended Melbourne lockdown, but there were still over 1,00...READ MORE
Loan commitments continue record streak

Loan commitments continue record streak

New housing loan commitments soared to a record high of $31 billion, but construction loans for new dwellings recorded t...READ MORE
NHFIC releases Family Home Guarantee price caps

NHFIC releases Family Home Guarantee price caps

The NHFIC has revealed the property price thresholds that are applicable to the Family Home Guarantee scheme announced i...READ MORE

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