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Megan Birot Money.com.au writer

Megan Birot

Senior Finance Writer & Journalist

Finance journalist specialising in home loans, consumer finance and commercial lending.

About Megan

Megan is a finance writer with more than 10 years' experience in the industry. She’s passionate about helping people make sense of financial topics and principles. She specialises in personal finance, focusing on home loans (particularly, how to get the right mortgage and pay it off faster), savings, budgeting and investing. She also covers commercial lending, including strategies for securing the best rates on business loans. Megan is also a media spokesperson on consumer topics.

Financial services certification

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Certificate IV in Finance & Mortgage Broking (FNS40821)

This is the required qualification for mortgage brokers in Australia.

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Compliant to provide general advice in Tier 1 General Insurance (RG 146)

Covering general insurance products including car, home contents, home building insurance, personal accident and sickness cover, travel insurance.

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Certificate in Tier 1 financial product Generic Knowledge (RG 146)

Covering securities, derivatives, managed investments, foreign exchange, superannuation, life insurance, and general insurance.

Background and experience

Before joining Money, Megan worked for some of Australia's largest comparison sites. She was previously an Editor at Canstar Blue where she managed the publication of Customer Awards spanning over 300 product categories. In addition, she was an Innovation Awards judge for appliances and consumer electronics.

Megan also worked for Compare the Market as a Senior Digital Writer, covering money, banking, and general insurance topics.

She was previously a journalist for News Corp and a media adviser on public economics. Megan regularly features on TV, radio and in print – sharing ways in which Australians can make their money go further.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Journalism & Public Relations (with honours) from Griffith University
  • Certificate in Tier 1 Generic Knowledge (RG 146)
  • Certificate in Tier 1 General Insurance (RG 146)
  • Currently undertaking a Certificate IV in Finance and Mortgage Broking (FNS40821)

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