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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

20 articles written by this author

Penny stocks and how to invest in them

Learn what they are, how to find them and what you need to know before investing in them.

Alison Banney 27 April 2020
Penny stocks and how to invest in them

Banks you can use Google Pay with

Westpac, NAB, CommBank and ANZ plus many more Australian banks offer Google Pay. See the full list of supported banks in this guide.

Alison Banney 13 October 2019
Banks you can use Google Pay with

Banks you can use Apple Pay with

Check if your bank offers Apple Pay and learn how to set up and use the digital wallet for contactless payments.

Alison Banney 13 October 2019
Banks you can use Apple Pay with

Banks you can use Samsung Pay with

Check your bank to see if it's compatible with Samsung Pay, the app that lets you make contactless tap and go payments without using your debit card or entering a PIN.

Alison Banney 13 October 2019
Banks you can use Samsung Pay with

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay is currently the most widely accepted digital wallet, thanks to magnetic technology in Samsung devices. Learn how it works and how to use it.

Alison Banney 14 August 2019
Samsung Pay

Google Pay

Pay online, in apps or in stores using just your phone. Here's how it works — and how it keeps your data secure.

Alison Banney 13 August 2019
Google Pay

How to reduce your investment risk

There are several strategies you can use to ensure you’re not taking on too much risk with your investments, while still achieving good returns.

Alison Banney 20 June 2019
How to reduce your investment risk

What is an investment asset class?

Learn about each of the five main asset classes and understand why it's important to diversify your money across several of them.

Alison Banney 20 June 2019
What is an investment asset class?

What is an IPO, and how can you invest?

Private companies use IPOs to enter the publicly traded market. Learn about how and when to invest in these events.

Alison Banney 20 June 2019
What is an IPO, and how can you invest?

Compare digital banks in the US

A neobank is a new type of bank that's 100% digital. Learn how it works, what to expect and what new banks are launching in the US.

Alison Banney 23 April 2019
Compare digital banks in the US
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