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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 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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Financial Fitness Challenge Week 4: Make your savings and investments work harder for you

This is the final week of our 4-week financial fitness challenge, where we help you understand your savings, super and investments.

Alison Banney 29 October 2020
Financial Fitness Challenge Week 4: Make your savings and investments work harder for you

How to save for a house deposit while still paying rent

SPONSORED: Saving enough for a house deposit while you're paying rent is challenging, but it can be done.

Alison Banney 28 October 2020
How to save for a house deposit while still paying rent

With interest rates so low, are savings accounts still worth it?

Interest rates on Australian savings accounts are at record lows, but there are a few key benefits to keeping cash in a savings account. 

Alison Banney 22 October 2020
With interest rates so low, are savings accounts still worth it?

Be money mindful: How to develop a positive money mindset during COVID-19

SPONSORED: You need to look after your financial health, not just your physical and mental health, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how to do it. 

Alison Banney 20 October 2020
Be money mindful: How to develop a positive money mindset during COVID-19

Afterpay to offer savings accounts via Westpac: Is it becoming a neobank?

Afterpay will offer a savings account and money-management products to its customers in 2021 through a partnership with Westpac.

Alison Banney 20 October 2020
Afterpay to offer savings accounts via Westpac: Is it becoming a neobank?

Volt joins fellow neobanks and announces a cut to its savings rate

The total interest rate on the Volt Save account will be cut by 20 basis points, from 1.45% p.a. down to 1.25% p.a. 

Alison Banney 15 October 2020
Volt joins fellow neobanks and announces a cut to its savings rate

Xinja, Up, 86 400 cut savings rates: Are neobanks still competitive?

Digital banks are cutting the interest rates on their savings accounts and reducing the amount of money you're able to earn interest on.

Alison Banney 12 October 2020
Xinja, Up, 86 400 cut savings rates: Are neobanks still competitive?

UBank has dropped its savings account rate, how does it compare now?

UBank has cut the interest rate on its popular USave savings account down to 1.46% p.a. Here are a few accounts still offering a higher bonus rate.

Alison Banney 9 October 2020
UBank has dropped its savings account rate, how does it compare now?

Budget 2020: How your business can benefit

The Federal Budget includes a number of new schemes that could help your business including tax offsets, asset write-offs and wage subsidies for new hires. 

Alison Banney 8 October 2020
Budget 2020: How your business can benefit

Budget 2020: How your super is 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 7 October 2020
Budget 2020: How your super is changing
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