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Alison Banney

Alison Banney

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About the writer

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

High-interest savings accounts

Kickstart your savings plan with a high interest savings account.

Alison Banney 25 August 2020
High-interest savings accounts

Choosing the right savings account

Looking to switch your bank account? You've come to the right place.

Alison Banney 25 August 2020
Choosing the right savings account

Best savings accounts

How to choose the best savings account for your situation.

Alison Banney 3 August 2020
Best savings accounts

Investing in penny stocks

What are penny stocks? What are the benefits of investing, and how do I choose the right platform? We answer your questions.

Alison Banney 8 June 2020
Investing in penny stocks

6 ways to get the best term deposit rate

There are plenty of ways to maximise your term deposit rate and get yourself a better return, even in this low-rate environment.   

Alison Banney 6 June 2020
6 ways to get the best term deposit rate

Stake: A trading platform for US stocks and ETFs

Stake is a trading platform for New Zealanders who want to access US stocks like Facebook, Amazon and Google.

Alison Banney 30 April 2020
Stake: A trading platform for US stocks and ETFs

5 signs your portfolio is diversified

Diversification is a buzz word in the finance world, but how do you know if your portfolio fits the bill? Follow our check list to find out.

Alison Banney 23 April 2020
5 signs your portfolio is diversified

What is an initial public offering (IPO)?

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

Alison Banney 23 April 2020
What is an initial public offering (IPO)?

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 New Zealand, dividends are often offered as cash payments but can also be in the form of company shares.

Alison Banney 20 April 2020
What are dividends and how do they work?

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 April 2020
How to reduce your investment risk
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