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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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Housing affordability

South-east the exception to housing affordability bump

Housing in most areas across Australia has become more affordable relative to income over the past 10 years, with the ex...READ MORE

In Memoriam: Stephen Edward Lonie 1952-2019

Stephen Edward Lonie, businessman and non-executive director of MyState Bank, has passed away aged 67, following a short...READ MORE
Affordable housing

NHFIC provides $65m loan for affordable housing

The federal government’s new affordable housing finance body has provided a multimillion-dollar loan to a community h...READ MORE
Stressed retirees over home purchase

Delaying home purchase can have consequences

With the bedrock of Australia’s retirement system relying on home ownership, indefinitely delaying buying a home can h...READ MORE
Auction gavel

Auction volumes at their second highest

Property research group CoreLogic has found that the week ending 17 November resulted in the second-busiest auction week...READ MORE
Mortgage arrears rates

Arrears rates pose little risk to financial stability: RBA

The central bank has noted lower mortgage arrears rates for more recent loans, attributing it to the effectiveness of ti...READ MORE
Unemployment rises

Pressure remains on RBA as unemployment rises

In the absence of fiscal stimulus amid falling employment figures, the onus will be on the Reserve Bank of Australia to ...READ MORE
Lending commitments

Owner-occupiers drive up lending commitments

Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics on new housing credit has shown a sharp rise in the value of home loan com...READ MORE
Home loan

Taking out a home loan triggers super engagement

A new industry report has found that Australians who sign up for a new residential mortgage increase engagement with the...READ MORE
Simon Lyons

BNK targets customers with complex finances

The publicly listed non-major bank is focusing on high-income customers with complex financial needs. READ MORE
For sale sign

Auction clearance rates hold steady

Capital city preliminary clearance rates decreased marginally from last weekend but remained relatively steady week-on-...READ MORE

ABA and publishing house tackle elder financial abuse

The ABA and a publishing company joined hands to launch a campaign to stop elder financial abuse. READ MORE
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CUA launches financial accelerator program

The credit union has launched a new program aimed at promoting the financial wellbeing of its member base. ...READ MORE
APRA

APRA urges higher capital against NZ subsidiaries

The prudential regulator has proposed major banks with large investments in New Zealand should increase capital. ...READ MORE
Kathryn Fagg

New NAB board member named

NAB’s outgoing chairman Dr Ken Henry has announced the appointment of former Reserve Bank of Australia board member Ka...READ MORE

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