PiggyBank’s New Video

What is PiggyBank? PiggyBank is a short-term lender. We lend from £100 up to £1000 from 7 days and up to 5 months. We have been operating since 2012, building the platform from the ground up to provide short term loans completely online and with the customer at the heart of everything we do. Taking out a loan can be daunting especially when it comes to taking out a short-term loan. At...

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New Website

After months of hard work, we are pleased to announce that we have launched a brand new website. The new website has been designed with you in mind; providing the best user experience, with improved functionality and ease-of-use throughout, making sure you can get all the information you need, when you need it. Every single part of the new website has been tested multiple times to ensure...

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Every cloud has a silver lining

In a previous article I talked about how PiggyBank had opted to use Rackspace’s cloud for infrastructure hosting. Since then we have been steadily progressing towards the launch of our short-term loan product and along the way we have started to use other “cloud” based products. This got us here at PiggyBank HQ thinking about some of the more serious topics that pop up...

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Don’t be afraid to take short cuts

It has been said before that the best coder is a lazy one (Jeff Atwood). A lazy programmer tries his hardest to avoid writing monotonous code and always wants to find the path of least resistence to solve a problem. Writing software, especially early in the process can be dull. This is the part of the process where you are setting up the solutions, the structure and laying down the...

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Why the best tool gets better results

As a developer, and general technologist I like shiny gadgets. I also like to use the latest tools of my trade. Before going into this I feel a story coming on... Some time ago I decided to get a new kitchen installed. Now as a self respecting man (I hate DIY) my first thought was to give it a go myself to save a bit of cash, after all how hard could it be? I went down to my local DIY store...

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Why we move into the cloud?

Here at PiggyBank we have made the choice to put our infrastructure into “the cloud”. A fashionable term at the moment. You will find short term lenders and payday loans companies masquerading as “tech” firms banding this term around. Like them we took a long hard look at how we were going to let our lovely customer service their short term lending needs in the most robust way...

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Getting Free Stuff

Working for PiggyBank as a startup venture there are a few things that just have to be accepted. Some things are good, some, not so much. You have to accept that cash flow, especially at the beginning, is a little tight. This means that you need to have many hats so anything you can get for free is viewed as a massive win. As work commenced here at PiggyBank HQ we quickly started to need to...

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The Beauty of Focus

What do I mean by the beauty of focus? To explain this I will have to give you a little back story. Whilst working for previous companies, both in short term finance and other disciplines, I found that there was little structure given to the daily process of writing software. Days quickly descend into meetings, planning sessions or just general distraction. It should never be underestimated...

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