Alison Banney, Editor at Finder
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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

8 articles written by this author

Paying tax on interest from a savings account

If you earn interest from a savings account, you need to pay tax on that interest at the same rate as the rest of your annual taxable income.

Alison Banney 3 March 2021
Paying tax on interest from a savings account

How many bank accounts do I need?

It's common to have a few different bank accounts that each have a different purpose. Here's how you may benefit from having multiple bank accounts and the traps to avoid.

Alison Banney 3 February 2021
How many bank accounts do I need?

How much money should I have in savings?

See how much money people your age have in savings, and learn how to boost your savings balance if it's below average.

Alison Banney 13 November 2020
How much money should I have in savings?

Review: Foremost Currency Group

Outstanding personal service with great rates - read our review of Foremost Currency Group.

Alison Banney 6 September 2017
Review: Foremost Currency Group

InstaReM raises $13 million to build global payment infrastructure

The digital global payments company will use the funding to expand into Europe and US markets.

Alison Banney 5 July 2017
InstaReM raises $13 million to build global payment infrastructure

Western Union launches GlobalPay for Students

The new product aims to make international payments easier for education institutions and students.

Alison Banney 30 June 2017
Western Union launches GlobalPay for Students

Receiving a money transfer from overseas

The process involved in receiving money from overseas from a wire transfer. Compare the best providers available and weigh up the pros and cons.

Alison Banney 13 October 2015
Receiving a money transfer from overseas

Compare high interest savings accounts

Kickstart your savings plan with a high interest savings account.

Alison Banney 13 August 2015
Compare high interest savings accounts
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