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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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Westpac earnings to dip by $280m

Westpac earnings to dip by $280m

The lender has said its cash earnings will be reduced in 1H21 due to notable items, including write-down of goodwill rel...READ MORE
Auction rates dip as new listings spike

Auction rates dip as new listings spike

Both auction volumes and clearance rates decreased last week, while new property listings surged across the capitals, ne...READ MORE
Early super access used to fund mortgages

Early super access used to fund mortgages: ABS

The COVID-19 early release of super payment was mainly used by households to pay their mortgages or rent, according to n...READ MORE
Lenders extend cashback offers

Lenders extend cashback offers

Two lenders have announced extensions on their cashback offers for purchases and refinances on home loan applications. ...READ MORE
AMP book grows, group sees outflows

AMP book grows, group sees outflows

While the bank posted marginal loan book growth, the group reported net outflows in its wealth management and AMP Capita...READ MORE
House boom may draw to a close: economist

House boom may draw to a close: economist

As houses prices, housing finance and buyer demand continue on an upward trajectory, an economist has outlined why the p...READ MORE
BNK Group signs first RMBS program

BNK Group signs first RMBS program

The listed bank has announced that it has signed definitive legal documents to establish its first warehouse and securit...READ MORE
ANZ to close 15 regional branches

ANZ to close 15 regional branches

The major bank has announced the closure of 15 regional branches, citing customer shift away from branches and into remo...READ MORE
Auction volumes recover from Easter lull

Auction volumes recover from Easter lull

Auction numbers have bounced back following the quieter Easter period, while clearance rates have jumped considerably co...READ MORE
Examine role of leverage in house prices: Westpac

Examine role of leverage in house prices: Westpac

The major bank’s CEO pointed to “much lower” levels of leverage in the housing market compared with previous pri...READ MORE

HomeBuilder construction starts extended

The federal government has extended the construction commencement requirement for the HomeBuilder grant from six months ...READ MORE
RLO changes would simplify loan process: ANZ

RLO changes would simplify loan process: ANZ

The lender’s CEO said the proposed changes to the responsible lending obligations would make the mortgage process easi...READ MORE
RLO changes could boost turnaround times: Westpac

RLO changes could boost turnaround times: Westpac

The major bank’s CEO has reiterated that responsible lending changes could simplify the lender’s processes and imp...READ MORE
BOQ lending grows by over $1bn

BOQ lending grows by over $1bn

The non-major has reported growth in housing lending as well as a rise in home loan settlements via the broker channel. ...READ MORE

House commencements at 20-year high: ABS

The total number of dwelling units commenced spiked in the December quarter, driven by a 20-year high in detached house ...READ MORE

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