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.
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What are penny stocks? What are the benefits of investing, and how do I choose the right platform? We answer your questions.
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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.
Learn what an initial public offering (IPO) is, how an IPO works and the advantages and risks of IPOs.
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.