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Richard Whitten

Richard Whitten

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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 also holds a Certificate IV in mortgage broking and finance (RG 206), a Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (RG 146) and a Tier 2 General Advice Deposit Products (RG 146) certification.

Expertise

  • Home loans
  • Property
  • Personal finance
  • Money-saving tips

Experience

  • Certificate IV in mortgage broking and finance (RG 206)
  • Tier 1 Generic Knowledge certification (RG 146)
  • Tier 2 General Advice Deposit Products certification (RG 146)
  • Finder Innovation Awards judge for lending innovation

Education

  • Bachelor of Education | University of Sydney | 2006-2009
  • Graduate Certificate of Communication | Deakin University | 2015

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Latest articles by Richard Whitten

591 articles written by this author

Save up to $139 in a year with a 0% BT card | Dollar Saver tip #78

Save up to $139 a year by using a 0% balance transfer credit card.

Richard Whitten 17 April 2024
Save up to $139 in a year with a 0% BT card | Dollar Saver tip #78

NAB Rewards Platinum Card – Velocity Points

The NAB Rewards Platinum offers up to 80,000 bonus NAB Rewards Points, a reduced first-year annual fee and other perks.

Richard Whitten 16 April 2024
NAB Rewards Platinum Card – Velocity Points

Tap-and-go broke: Are you getting hit by hidden card fees?

Card fees cost us more than we realise. But there are ways to avoid them.

Richard Whitten 9 April 2024
Tap-and-go broke: Are you getting hit by hidden card fees?

First Option Bank Kids Bonus Saver

Read Finder's review of the First Option Bank Kids Bonus Saver. Learn more about this account.

Richard Whitten 20 March 2024
First Option Bank Kids Bonus Saver

Finder Personal and Car Loan Awards 2024

Check out the Finder Personal and Car Loan Awards winners and finalists for 2024.

Richard Whitten 20 March 2024
Finder Personal and Car Loan Awards 2024

Save up to $1,256 by using a HISA | Dollar Saver tip #74

You could save a lot more each year by getting the best rate on your high-interest savings account.

Richard Whitten 20 March 2024
Save up to $1,256 by using a HISA | Dollar Saver tip #74

MOVE Bank Growth Saver

The MOVE Bank Growth Saver account is an online account that lets you earn a competitive rate. Learn more about this high interest savings account.

Richard Whitten 19 March 2024
MOVE Bank Growth Saver

Top savings accounts in March 2024: Earn over 5%

If you're not earning over 5% interest on your savings, you're missing out.

Richard Whitten 15 March 2024
Top savings accounts in March 2024: Earn over 5%

Becoming a credit card master part 3: Here’s how I’m earning 90,000+ points

I'm going to be a very, very strategic shopper over the next few months. But it's well worth the effort.

Richard Whitten 12 March 2024
Becoming a credit card master part 3: Here’s how I’m earning 90,000+ points

Finder’s Banking Awards Methodology

Learn more about the methodology and scoring system that drives Finder's Banking Awards.

Richard Whitten 11 March 2024
Finder’s Banking Awards Methodology
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