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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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Auction success rate highest since March: CoreLogic

CoreLogic has reported that the preliminary clearance rate recorded across the capital cities last week was the highest ...READ MORE

Lockdown-weary Melburnians head to regions: CBA

There has been a surge in Melbourne residents migrating to regional Victoria, and an uplift in new housing approvals in ...READ MORE

Licensing reforms see uptick in applications

ASIC reported a significant increase in the number of ACL and AFSL applications it received in the past year due to lice...READ MORE

Home buyer demand at record high in August: REA

Inquiries from property seekers to agents climbed to record highs in August as property inspection restrictions continue...READ MORE

Spring housing season to be most digital ever: CBA

Most CBA property transactions have been settling online amid lockdowns and COVID-19-induced policy changes to governmen...READ MORE

Refinances hit record highs in August: PEXA

Refinance levels surpassed the previous record set in 2020 to reach a new high in August 2021, according to PEXA. ...READ MORE

Bluestone announces digital revamp

The non-bank lender has introduced the ApplyOnline application centre, which it said includes new digital tools and a ...READ MORE

NAB partners with doctors’ mutual

The major bank has joined hands with a medical defence organisation and its lending subsidiary to provide business finan...READ MORE

Refinancing reaches record high: ABS

Loan refinancing commitments exceeded a record $17.0 billion in July and were 60.0 per cent higher compared to a year ag...READ MORE

Monthly house price rise lowest since January

The growth rate of dwelling values has slowed, with CoreLogic suggesting this may be due to deteriorating affordability ...READ MORE

Dwelling approvals fall for 4th consecutive month: ABS

The number of dwellings approved fell by almost 9.0 per cent in July, and declined in every state except Queensland, acc...READ MORE

Major banks’ investor lending slides: APRA

Three of the big four banks saw a decline in their investor loan portfolios in July, while ANZ’s owner-occupier loan b...READ MORE

Home loans spike by 248% in 20 years: REIA

Tasmania has recorded the biggest fall in housing affordability, with average home loan amounts rising by over 340 per c...READ MORE
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Brighten adds new role to credit team

The non-bank lender has appointed a lending manager, based in the company’s Sydney office. READ MORE
Regional housing affordability slides faster than capitals

Regional housing affordability slides faster than capitals

The COVID-19 crisis has spurred a faster deterioration in housing affordability in the regions amid a “rapid exodus”...READ MORE

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