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Alison Banney

Alison Banney

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Alison Banney is the banking and investments editor at Finder. She has written about finance for over six 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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What happens in a recession?

You've heard Australia is in a recession, but what does this actually mean for you and how could it affect your day-to-day finances?

Alison Banney 4 June 2020
What happens in a recession?

Coronavirus: How to lodge your tax return this year

Learn about the extra tax deductions you can claim due to COVID-19 and how to properly declare your JobSeeker, JobKeeper or redundancy payments.

Alison Banney 1 June 2020
Coronavirus: How to lodge your tax return this year

$60 billion JobKeeper error: Are your payments affected?

The estimated cost of JobKeeper has been cut from $130 billion to $70 billion, but what does this mean if you're already receiving payments? 

Alison Banney 22 May 2020
$60 billion JobKeeper error: Are your payments affected?

3 reasons why you should check your super right now

A lot of us go months (or even longer) without checking on our super balance, but there are a few reasons why you should be checking yours at the moment. 

Alison Banney 22 May 2020
3 reasons why you should check your super right now

Australia’s top super funds for 2020 revealed

Sunsuper, QSuper and UniSuper were among those named as top funds this year by Chant West. Is it time to switch?

Alison Banney 14 May 2020
Australia’s top super funds for 2020 revealed

How to budget on JobKeeper or JobSeeker payments

Tips to help you cover your rent, bills, groceries, essential household items and transport costs while you're relying on JobKeeper or JobSeeker payments.

Alison Banney 12 May 2020
How to budget on JobKeeper or JobSeeker payments

Xinja cuts savings rate: Where can you get the best interest rate now?

Xinja Stash has been a popular choice for savers due to its market-leading rate, but there are now several savings accounts offering a better deal. 

Alison Banney 7 May 2020
Xinja cuts savings rate: Where can you get the best interest rate now?

Gateway Bank term deposit

Earn a fixed interest rate on a wide choice of terms with a Gateway Bank personal term deposit.

Alison Banney 4 May 2020
Gateway Bank term deposit

How to cut $5,000 in home loan interest in one year

The ACCC is urging consumers not to settle for the advertised headline variable rate when considering a new home loan.

Alison Banney 30 April 2020
How to cut $5,000 in home loan interest in one year

How has coronavirus affected your superannuation balance?

Worried about super losses? Super funds are down this quarter, but probably not as much as you'd think.

Alison Banney 29 April 2020
How has coronavirus affected your superannuation balance?
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