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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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More dwellings cheaper to buy than rent post-COVID

More dwellings cheaper to buy than rent post-COVID

It is now cheaper to service a mortgage than pay rent on a larger proportion of properties compared with pre-COVID-19 c...READ MORE
Banks welcome NSW COVID support

Banks welcome NSW COVID support

The big four banks have responded to the expanded COVID support in NSW for businesses and workers impacted by extended l...READ MORE
COVID-19 to amplify house price surge: KPMG

COVID-19 to amplify house price surge: KPMG

Property prices are expected to surge higher by end-2023 than they would have without the COVID-19 crisis, according to ...READ MORE
Sydney lockdown bites into auction market

Sydney lockdown bites into auction market

Sydney auction volumes were down 17 per cent from the initial predicted count, while over 70 per cent of properties sold...READ MORE
Dwelling sales spike despite lockdowns: REA

Dwelling sales spike despite lockdowns: REA

Amid multiple lockdowns, preliminary weekly sales over the first 27 weeks of 2021 were 60 per cent higher than 2020 and ...READ MORE
More dwellings sell before and after auctions in lockdown

More dwellings sell before and after auctions in lockdown

Properties sold before and after auctions spiked in Sydney and Melbourne during lockdowns compared with the last five y...READ MORE
NAB to open 4 ‘new-format branches’ amid closures

NAB to open 4 ‘new-format branches’ amid closures

NAB is investing in a $100-million branch transformation program and opening four new-format branches in NSW and Victori...READ MORE
Digital lender issued restricted ADI licence

Digital lender issued restricted ADI licence

The regulator has granted a restricted ADI licence to a digital personal lender, making it one of two restricted ADIs in...READ MORE
RBA deputy governor reappointed

RBA deputy governor reappointed

Dr Guy Debelle has been reappointed as the central bank’s deputy governor for another five years, effective in Septemb...READ MORE
RBA delivers new financial year rate decision

RBA delivers new financial year rate decision

The RBA has announced its decision for the official cash rate for July, as well as changes to strategies around its gove...READ MORE

Almost a third predict rate rise over 12 months: ANZ

A survey has found that the percentage of property industry respondents expecting a rate hike over the next year has dou...READ MORE
Investors drive loan commitments to new high: ABS

Investors drive loan commitments to new high: ABS

New housing loan commitments rose to a record high of almost $33 billion, driven by a spike in investor lending to the h...READ MORE
Non-major banks join open banking regime

Non-major banks join open banking regime

Non-major banks and other brands have commenced sharing data as part of the new phase of open banking, effective 1 July ...READ MORE
FHB grants fast-track home ownership by 5 years: CBA

FHB grants fast-track home ownership by 5 years: CBA

New research has found that customers have bought property on average almost five years earlier using government home ow...READ MORE
CBA, NAB renew AusPost partnerships

CBA, NAB renew AusPost partnerships

Two major banks have renewed their partnerships with Australia Post to provide face-to-face banking services for custome...READ MORE

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