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About us

Who is FatCat.com.au?

FatCat is produced by a team of journalists who’ve been writing about money and personal finance for Australian investors for years. Many of our writers are well-recognised names in Australia, as either Editors of the big print publications, authors and journalists. Since our specialty is personal finance and money, you’re in good hands.

FatCat aims to be the place where investors go first to compare – whether that’s for a home or car loan, credit card, personal loan, reverse mortgage, savings account or even broadband Internet plan.

We’ll also give you the tips, lessons and tools that we’ve discovered over the years to pay down your mortgage faster, save for a deposit on a house, build a share portfolio from scratch or simply pay off your credit card in record speed.

All information on FatCat is entirely free including our weekly newsletter so don’t forget to sign up.

Our columnists

Toni Case, the editor of FatCat, is a former journalist with Shares, Personal Investor and Asset Magazines, and the Australian Financial Review. She is a qualified financial adviser.

Lynelle Johnson Lynelle Johnson has spent over 20 years in newspaper and magazine writing, including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin and The Australian. She is a former television presenter, reporter and producer for Channel 7, SBS and Channel 9 lifestyle and news programs, including Business Sunday and Sunday. She has published two books on personal finance, the latest being Surviving Tough Times (Random House).

Gillian Bullock - with almost 30 years in financial journalism behind her, Gillian has written for major newspapers, magazines and websites including News Limited's Money Magazine. She is the author of "Taking Stock: A Guide to Finding the Right Stockbroker."

Jill Fraser has 25 years' experience in the media as a radio producer on 2UE and journalist for News Ltd, Australian Consolidated Press and Key Media. Jill is the senior writer for Ita Buttrose and recently co-produced a television pilot hosted by her. She is a regular contributor to the Herald Sun and The Courier Mail.

Marian Edmunds is a former journalist with London's leading financial newspaper, The Financial Times, and is currently a contributor to The Australian Financial Review.

Nick Renton is the founder and first president of the Australian Shareholders' Association. He is a consulting actuary, commercial arbitrator, company director and writer. He is the author of 62 published books covering shares, property, managed investments, taxation, wills and the Australian economy. He has written books about more different topics than any other Australian author. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2004.

Larissa Tuohy is the former editor of Money Management magazine. Larissa specialises in writing about superannuation, DIY strategies and retirement planning.

Natalie Bochenski has been a journalist/newsreader at 4BC since October 2004. Part of her interest in money management stems from her desire to see as much of the world as possible. Since buying an apartment Natalie now has to manage mortgage repayments, bills and excessive body corporate fees, all the while trying to save for the next odyssey.

Sam Walker has a background in news and specialises in writing business, travel and lifestyle stories for Australian and international magazines. She is the editor-at-large of CountryBIZ magazine and contributes regulary to business-related publications including TradeSmart and George.

Our independence

FatCat is an independent company with no affiliation whatsoever with any company or product listed. FatCat is privately owned by the journalists who run it - a resource put together by journalists for Australians.

How does FatCat make money?

If you think FatCat makes money when you apply for a credit card or home loan, think again. We aren’t brokers, we are journalists – so we make our keep in the same way as media companies have done for centuries and that’s via classified and display (banner) advertising.

Charity Work

The Compare Group supports the work of Opportunity International, allowing them to freely advertise on both FatCat.com.au and CompareShares.com.au.

Opportunity International provides microfinance - collateral-free loans and business training and support - to the working poor in developing countries. These loans and savings enable the poor to establish and grow small businesses - a more sustainable solution to poverty. Opportunity International believes that all people can improve their lives, if only given an opportunity. More information can be found at their website.

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