Richard Whitten is a money editor at Finder, and has been covering home loans, property and personal finance for the last 6 years. He has written for Yahoo Finance, Money Magazine and Homely, and has appeared on television and radio shows nationwide. Richard’s expert commentary has been seen in the leading publications such as the Herald Sun, REA and news.com.au. Richard enjoys helping people understand the ins and outs of mortgages so they can make smarter property decisions. He also has a mortgage of his own. Before joining Finder, Richard trained as a high school teacher but found it easier to manage personal finances than a classroom full of kids. He studied education at the University of Sydney and holds a graduate certificate in communications from Deakin University. Richard als holds a Certificate IV in mortgage broking and finance (RG 206) and a Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (RG 146).
- Home loans
- Personal finance
- Money-saving tips
- Certificate IV in mortgage broking and finance, which meets the requirements of ASIC Regulatory Guide 206
- Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (RG 146)
- Finder Innovation Awards judge for lending innovation
- Bachelor of Education | University of Sydney | 2006-2009
- Graduate Certificate of Communication | Deakin University | 2015
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