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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

14 articles written by this author

Keys to a diversified portfolio

Diversification is a buzzword in the finance world, but how do you know if your portfolio fits the bill? Here's what to keep in mind.

Alison Banney 11 June 2020
Keys to a diversified portfolio

How to reduce your investment risk

Here 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 11 June 2020
How to reduce your investment risk

Canada’s penny stocks

Learn about Canadian penny stocks and their risks, plus find out how to buy them if they are a fit for your investment portfolio.

Alison Banney 28 May 2020
Canada’s penny stocks

What is an initial public offering (IPO)?

Learn what an initial public offering (IPO) is, how it works, and the advantages and risks.

Alison Banney 29 April 2020
What is an initial public offering (IPO)?

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 29 April 2020
What is an investment asset class?

What are dividends and how do they work?

Companies offer a share of the profits they earn to their investors in the form of dividends. Usually paid twice a year in Canada, dividends are often offered as cash payments but can also be in the form of company shares.

Alison Banney 6 April 2020
What are dividends and how do they work?

How to prepare your finances for a recession

Check out these helpful tips for getting your debts, investments and savings ready for an economic decline.

Alison Banney 29 March 2020
How to prepare your finances for a recession

Compare digital banks in Canada

Compare digital banks in Canada as well as traditional brick-and-mortar banks that offer online banking through their banking apps and websites.

Jaclyn Hurst & Alison Banney 21 January 2020
Compare digital banks in Canada

How to close your bank account

If you're not satisfied with your current bank, closing your account should not be a hassle. Learn how to do that and save money by switching accounts.

Alison Banney 20 December 2019
How to close your bank account

Samsung Pay

Lighten your wallet and pay with your phone using Samsung Pay, one of the most widely accepted digital wallets available.

Alison Banney 19 December 2019
Samsung Pay
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