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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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Property price expectations highest since 2013

Property price expectations highest since 2013

Consumer expectations of further house price growth have surged to their highest level since 2013, while buyer appetite ...READ MORE
Former bank CEO joins SocietyOne

Former bank CEO joins SocietyOne

The previous ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, has joined the non-bank lender’s board as a non-executive director, along with...READ MORE
Banks offer cyclone relief packages

Banks offer cyclone relief packages

Lenders have begun offering disaster relief packages for customers impacted by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in Western Austra...READ MORE
Government ‘pleased’ with robust housing market

Government ‘pleased’ with robust housing market

The federal government said it is pleased that higher confidence levels have led to a strong housing market but said tha...READ MORE
Lenders warned against overt risk-taking

Lenders warned against overt risk-taking

The RBA has cautioned lenders and the financial sector against “excessive risk-taking” amid rising asset prices, inc...READ MORE
Social housing group extends funding

Social housing group extends funding

A not-for-profit organisation has announced a new grant funding round for social and affordable housing projects in the ...READ MORE
Properties selling at record speed: research

Properties selling at record speed: research

The average number of days properties are listed for sale on realestate.com.au reached record lows in every state in Mar...READ MORE
CBA fined $7m for overcharging interest

CBA fined $7m for overcharging interest

The major bank has been ordered to pay the penalty for overcharged interest after the court had previously said that it ...READ MORE
Westpac Group restores pre-COVID credit policy

Westpac Group restores pre-COVID credit policy

Westpac Group has reverted to pre-COVID policies around the portion of bonus income allowed to be used for serviceabilit...READ MORE
Vic government urges action on credit card rates

Vic government urges action on credit card rates

The Victorian government has asked the Commonwealth to explore the option of mandating a maximum margin between credit c...READ MORE
Banks issue updated financial abuse guidelines

Banks issue updated financial abuse guidelines

Australian banks have launched updated guidelines on financial abuse to ensure that staff are equipped to recognise sign...READ MORE

RBA makes April cash rate decision

The RBA has announced its official cash rate decision for the month of April. READ MORE

APRA acts against Macquarie on breaches

The prudential regulator has upped Macquarie’s liquidity and operational risk capital requirements following “multip...READ MORE
AMP appoints new CEO

AMP appoints new CEO 2021

AMP Ltd has announced that its CEO Francesco De Ferrari will retire from the role, and has appointed a new group CEO. ...READ MORE
CBA, Westpac loan flows nudge ahead of peers

CBA, Westpac loan flows nudge ahead of peers

CBA and Westpac reported a larger increase in their mortgage books compared with their peers, while NAB recorded a contr...READ MORE

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