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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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House price rise to top 20% in 2021: ANZ

The major bank has bumped up its 2021 house price forecasts and predicted a delay in macroprudential controls due to COV...READ MORE
Now is not the time to buy for 1 in 3 FHBs

Now is not the time to buy for 1 in 3 FHBs

FHBs are waiting to save a larger deposit or for prices to drop before buying property, while most are adjusting their ...READ MORE
Goals to save for home doubles in a year: Bankwest

Goals to save for home doubles in a year: Bankwest

The volume of home-related savings goals, including deposit targets and renovation funds, doubled across every generatio...READ MORE

Regional Vic, WA SMEs given COVID support

A cash grants package has been announced for businesses in regional Victoria while a targeted package has been released ...READ MORE
Sydney housing resilient in lockdown

Sydney housing resilient in lockdown

Sydney’s auction markets and property prices have been surprisingly resilient in lockdown, with affordability a bigger...READ MORE

Detached home starts to decline in 2022: HIA

New home commencements could fall from mid-2022 due to stalled population growth, even if migration increases, according...READ MORE

CBA begins vaccine program, testing

The major bank is opening vaccination centres as part of an accelerated pilot program to vaccinate employees and familie...READ MORE
Sydney lockdown puts brakes on new listings

Sydney lockdown puts brakes on new listings

Sydney recorded its largest drop in new listings over July since national lockdowns began in April last year, according ...READ MORE
Westpac begins COVID antigen testing pilot

Westpac begins COVID antigen testing pilot

The big four bank has commenced a rapid antigen testing pilot for customer-facing employees in Sydney’s COVID hotspots...READ MORE
APRA issues updated credit standards framework

APRA issues updated credit standards framework

The regulator has released final guidance for credit risk management and directed ADIs to focus on credit risk managemen...READ MORE
Lockdowns temper home buying plans: CBA

Lockdowns temper home buying plans: CBA

Home buying intentions have trended downwards, clearly indicating the impact of lockdowns across Australia, CBA data has...READ MORE
Lender tops $1bn in settled loans

Lender tops $1bn in settled loans

Specialist mortgage lender for self-employed borrowers Rate Money has surpassed $1 billion in settled loans 18 months af...READ MORE
Mortgage settlements dip across states: PEXA

Mortgage settlements dip across states: PEXA

New loan settlements were down across four states in July, but refinance settlements continued their strong run, accordi...READ MORE
La Trobe releases 2 investment products

La Trobe releases 2 investment products

The non-bank lender has released two new investment products within its credit fund range for property investors. ...READ MORE

Big 4 to buy Citi’s consumer business

A major bank has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Citigroup to acquire its consumer bank in Australi...READ MORE

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