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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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6 in 10 Millennials lack savings plan: CBA

6 in 10 Millennials lack savings plan: CBA

More than half of all Millennials said they intend to buy a house within the next five years, but an equal number report...READ MORE
Tighter lending policy due in 1H 2022: Westpac

Tighter lending policy due in 1H 2022: Westpac

Westpac has said that moves to tighten lending standards could come earlier than it previously predicted amid a stronger...READ MORE
RBA reveals rate decision for June

RBA reveals rate decision for June

The central bank has announced its official cash rate decision for June, and said that it would be monitoring trends in ...READ MORE
Melbourne auction market strong despite lockdown 4.0

Melbourne auction market strong despite lockdown 4.0

Victoria’s lockdown 4.0 failed to dampen the auctions market in Melbourne last week, although volumes were slightly lo...READ MORE
NAB slices investor loan rates

NAB slices investor loan rates

The major bank has announced that it has slashed some investor home loan rates by 30 bps as the housing market sees a re...READ MORE
Aspiring home owners in the dark on terminology: UBank

Aspiring home owners in the dark on terminology: UBank

A survey has found that those who are yet to buy property have little to no knowledge about home loan products and terms...READ MORE

ME Bank faces criminal charges

The industry fund-owned bank has been slapped with criminal charges in the Federal Court for alleged contraventions rela...READ MORE
MyState ends institutional component of capital raise

MyState ends institutional component of capital raise

The non-major bank has announced the completion of the institutional component of its $80-million equity raising announc...READ MORE
NHFIC proposes funding model for social housing

NHFIC proposes funding model for social housing

The national housing body has offered new funding approaches to delivering social and affordable housing in a research p...READ MORE
MyState eyes loan growth with $80m capital raise

MyState eyes loan growth with $80m capital raise

The non-major bank said that it is aiming to raise up to $80 million to “rapidly” grow its loan book as well as busi...READ MORE
Auction rates fall below 79.0 per cent

Auction rates fall below 79.0 per cent

There were just under 2,900 homes taken to auction across the capital cities last week, with a clearance rate of just ov...READ MORE
Industry groups slam Victoria’s ‘budget repair’ plans

Industry groups slam Victoria’s ‘budget repair’ plans

Industry bodies said the Victorian government’s moves to reduce its deficit is “premature”, and warned of the ad...READ MORE
Detached housing starts to hit record numbers: HIA

Detached housing starts to hit record numbers: HIA

A record number of detached housing starts are expected to occur in the 12 months to September but this will push demand...READ MORE
Housing sentiment slumps as costs rise: Westpac

Housing sentiment slumps as costs rise: Westpac

Home buyers increasingly believe that now is not the “time to buy” property as deteriorating affordability issues we...READ MORE
Westpac launches savings buffer for distressed borrowers

Westpac launches savings buffer for distressed borrowers

Home loan customers in hardship arrangements will be given the option of building a savings buffer by making smaller loa...READ MORE

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