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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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Athena announces $90m funding round

Athena announces $90m funding round

The digital lender has announced that it has eclipsed its previous capital raise, by raising $90 million in its latest f...READ MORE
Auction market sees second-busiest week in 2021

Auction market sees second-busiest week in 2021

Over 3,000 homes went under the hammer last week, but the higher auctions volume saw the preliminary clearance rate dip ...READ MORE
Westpac taken to court over insider trading

Westpac taken to court over insider trading

ASIC has begun proceedings against the major bank for insider trading and breaches of its licensee obligations during th...READ MORE
Building approvals hit record $15.6bn: ABS

Building approvals hit record $15.6bn: ABS

The value of total dwellings approved hit a record high in March, driven by a spike in non-residential building, accordi...READ MORE
APRA flags higher LVR rise in mutuals

APRA flags higher LVR rise in mutuals

APRA has questioned whether mutual banks are assuming more risk for market share after noting a rise in loans with LVRs ...READ MORE
Non-banks announce RMBS, funding deals

Non-banks announce RMBS, funding deals

Two non-bank lenders have settled RMBS deals and another has doubled the funding capacity of a warehouse facility. ...READ MORE
Loan commitments break $30bn mark: ABS

Loan commitments break $30bn mark: ABS

New loan commitments soared to a record high in March, driven by a surge in investor lending, which accounted for more t...READ MORE
RBA makes May cash rate decision

RBA makes May cash rate decision

The Reserve Bank has announced its cash rate decision for May, a week before the release of the federal budget. READ MORE
Westpac mortgages up $2.6bn over half

Westpac mortgages up $2.6bn over half

Growth in owner-occupied lending bumped up the major bank’s mortgages book by $2.6 billion in 1HFY21, but this was par...READ MORE
Investor loan growth doubles in March: APRA

Investor loan growth doubled in March: APRA

Investor lending grew at double the rate in March compared with February, but owner-occupied lending continued to outpa...READ MORE
COBA calls for competitive capital framework

COBA calls for competitive capital framework

The association for customer-owned banks has urged APRA to ensure that the revised capital framework for banks is a comp...READ MORE
Westpac rolls out gambling blocking tool

Westpac rolls out gambling blocking tool

A major bank has launched a digital gambling blocking mechanism for its customers to restrict their spend with gambling ...READ MORE
Quarterly house prices rise to 18-year high: Domain

House prices reached record high in March quarter

National house prices reached a record high over the March quarter, while the quarterly gain was the steepest reported ...READ MORE
ANZ forms open banking partnership

ANZ forms open banking partnership

A fintech company has announced that it has signed ANZ as a client for its open banking platform. READ MORE
Victoria leads on loan commitments: CommSec

Victoria leads on loan commitments: CommSec

The latest State of the States report has shown that Victoria leads the country for home loan commitments and constructi...READ MORE

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