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Alison Banney

Alison Banney

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Alison Banney is the money editorial manager at Finder. She covers all areas of personal finance, and her areas of expertise are superannuation, banking and saving. She has written about finance for 10 years, having previously worked at Westpac and written for several other major banks and super funds. Alison is regularly quoted in the media on superannuation and money management, and often writes guides for other finance websites and brands. Outside of Finder, you’ll likely find her somewhere near the ocean.

Expertise

  • Superannuation
  • Savings accounts, bank accounts and term deposits
  • Budgeting and money-saving hacks
  • Managing the cost of living

Experience

  • Certificate in Financial Advice, which meets the requirements of ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146).
  • Certificate in Securities and Managed Investments, which meets the requirements of ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146).
  • Certificate in Superannuation, which meets the requirements of ASIC Regulatory Guide 146 (RG146).
  • Panel member for Finder’s Inflation Masterclass
  • Panel member for Finder’s EOFY Money Masterclass
  • Annual Finder Innovation Awards judge for banking, investment and digital disruptor categories

Education

  • Bachelor of Communications: Journalism and Public Relations | Newcastle University | 2013-2015

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Latest articles by Alison Banney

719 articles written by this author

Top Performing Super Funds

We've analysed Australian super funds to find the best-performing super funds, the best industry super funds and the best super fund for low fees. Find the right super fund for you.

Alison Banney 28 February 2024
Top Performing Super Funds

Retirement statistics 2023

Retirement statistics: 27% of Australians are not sure if they have enough to retire.

Alison Banney 15 January 2024
Retirement statistics 2023

Is withdrawing super a good idea?

56% of Aussies would withdraw their super early if they could. But is it worth it?

Alison Banney 18 September 2023
Is withdrawing super a good idea?

Best bank accounts in Australia

The best bank account will help you manage your everyday spending with low fees and easy access to your money. Check out our Top Picks curated by experts.

Alison Banney 15 September 2023
Best bank accounts in Australia

Suncorp EFTPOS terminals

Suncorp offers a range of EFTPOS solutions for businesses with flat rate pricing for all transactions.

Alison Banney 4 September 2023
Suncorp EFTPOS terminals

Westpac Business One Plus account

This is an everyday business transaction account that offers 25 free staff-assisted transactions per month and access to exclusive deals and discounts from partner brands.

Alison Banney 24 August 2023
Westpac Business One Plus account

5 savings accounts offering 5% p.a. or more on your money

Here's where you can get a decent return on your hard-earned cash.

Alison Banney 15 August 2023
5 savings accounts offering 5% p.a. or more on your money

Teachers Mutual Bank Target Saver Account

Launch savings calculatorYou must meet certain eligibility criteria to become a member of Teachers Mutual Bank and create an account. There's also a $10 membership application fee.If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply online using 2 forms of ID including your driver's licence, passport and/or Medicare card.Account eligibilityYou must work in the education […]

Alison Banney 9 August 2023
Teachers Mutual Bank Target Saver Account

Health Professionals Bank Target Saver Account

Launch savings calculatorYou must meet certain eligibility criteria to become a member of Health Professionals Bank and create an account. There's also a $10 membership application fee.If you meet the eligibility criteria, you can apply online using 2 forms of ID including your driver's license, passport and/or Medicare card.Account eligibilityYou must work in (or be […]

Alison Banney 9 August 2023
Health Professionals Bank Target Saver Account

PayNuts EFTPOS terminals

PayNuts offers a range of EFTPOS solutions, with some charging no transaction fees and no terminal rental fees.

Alison Banney 7 August 2023
PayNuts EFTPOS terminals
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