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Alison Banney

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Alison Banney is the banking and investments editor at Finder. She has written about finance for over seven years, with her work featured on sites including Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine and Dynamic Business. She has previously worked at Westpac, and has written for several other major banks including BCU, Greater Bank and Gateway Credit Union. Alison has a Bachelor of Communications from Newcastle University, with a double major in Journalism and Public Relations. She has ASIC RG146 compliance certificates for Financial Advice, Securities and Managed Investments and Superannuation. Outside of Finder, you’ll likely find her somewhere near the ocean.

Latest articles by Alison Banney

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New superannuation rules: What’s changing?

Your super fund will be "stapled" to you from job to job, and if your fund is under performing it'll be named and shamed by the government. 

Alison Banney 18 June 2021
New superannuation rules: What’s changing?

High growth super funds

A high growth super fund invests more of your super into growth assets like shares, aiming for higher returns over the long term.

Alison Banney 17 June 2021
High growth super funds

Planning a tax-deductible super contribution? Don’t forget this step

You can make a personal superannuation contribution and claim it on tax, but there are a few things you need to do for it to count.

Alison Banney 9 June 2021
Planning a tax-deductible super contribution? Don’t forget this step

Working from home: What can I claim on tax?

Working from home due to coronavirus and want to know what you can claim on tax? Here's how to claim your home office and other household expenses as a tax deduction this year.

Alison Banney 3 June 2021
Working from home: What can I claim on tax?

Top superannuation funds named for 2021: Is yours one of them?

Leading super research and ratings agency Chant West has revealed its 2021 super fund winners.

Alison Banney 1 June 2021
Top superannuation funds named for 2021: Is yours one of them?

Suncorp Brighter Super Multi-Manager Growth Fund

The Suncorp Brighter Super Multi-Manager Growth Fund is a top-performing growth super fund that invests in a range of different assets, with a focus on shares and property.

Alison Banney 19 May 2021
Suncorp Brighter Super Multi-Manager Growth Fund

Earn under $450 a month? This superannuation change will impact you

An extra 300,000 low income earners will now be eligible for the superannuation guarantee.

Alison Banney 12 May 2021
Earn under $450 a month? This superannuation change will impact you

Budget 2021 superannuation increase: How much extra will you get?

Here's what the increased super rate means for you, and what you need to do. 

Alison Banney 11 May 2021
Budget 2021 superannuation increase: How much extra will you get?

Budget 2021 tax cuts: How much will you get back?

The government has announced tax cuts of up to $1,080 again this year, but the amount you'll get back depends on how much you earn.

Alison Banney 11 May 2021
Budget 2021 tax cuts: How much will you get back?

Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account

The Newcastle Permanent Basic Access account has no monthly fees and may suit you if you don’t make many transactions.

Alison Banney 6 May 2021
Newcastle Permanent Basic Access Account
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