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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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CBA writes sustainable loan for agri business

CBA writes 'sustainable' loan for agri business

The major bank has agreed to provide a sustainability-linked loan to a Queensland beef producer in a “first” for the...READ MORE

Refinances at record monthly high in NSW, Qld

Refinancing has soared to near record highs across the eastern states amid low-interest rates and prospects of rate rise...READ MORE
More borrowers feel pinch of loan costs: NAB

More borrowers feel pinch of loan costs: NAB

More consumers believe their mortgage costs rose over the last three months and added more to cost of living pressures, ...READ MORE
Mortgage costs up 130% in 3 decades: Per Capita

Mortgage costs up 130% in 3 decades: Per Capita

Home ownership costs jumped by 130 per cent over two generations, with Gen X spending a quarter of their income servicin...READ MORE
Bluestone issues $700m prime RMBS

Bluestone issues $700m prime RMBS

The non-bank lender has closed its first RMBS deal under the Bluestone Prime program, worth $700 million. READ MORE
Westpac makes board appointment

Westpac makes board appointment

The major bank has appointed a former Suncorp Group board member to its board, effective September 2021. READ MORE
APRA issues capital framework changes update

APRA issues capital framework changes update

APRA has intended to change the definition of long-term interest-only home loans following industry feedback to proposed...READ MORE
Afterpay to roll out banking app

Afterpay to roll out banking app

The BNPL service provider is going to enter the banking space with the launch of savings accounts and its Money app in ...READ MORE
Home buying intentions wane: CBA

Home buying intentions wane: CBA

Home buying spending intentions declined in June compared with last year, halting months of an upward trend, according ...READ MORE
Thinktank hits $1bn loan mark for 2020-21

Thinktank hits $1bn loan mark for 2020-21

The non-bank lender has settled more than $1 billion for the first time in the 2020-21 financial year. READ MORE
Deferrals not needed to be treated as arrears: APRA

Deferrals not needed to be treated as arrears: APRA

The prudential regulator has announced regulatory relief for ADIs that are offering temporary measures to customers impa...READ MORE

DDOs extended without consultation: COBA

There was no consultation on expanding the design and distribution obligations to home loans and other consumer credit p...READ MORE

Active property listings log biggest YOY fall on record

Housing supply is failing to meet demand as active listings recorded their largest year-on-year decline, new figures hav...READ MORE

NSW, Qld record yearly spike in refinancing

Refinance settlements surged above June 2020 levels in June 2021 in NSW and Queensland despite a double rate cut in Marc...READ MORE
Detached housing starts jumps 40% YOY: ABS

Detached housing starts jumps 40% YOY: ABS

The number of new houses that commenced construction in the March 2021 quarter was over 40 per cent higher than the same...READ MORE

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