Taking a Short Term Loan Out With PiggyBank

Searching for a short-term loan can often be complicated and include loads of bamboozling numbers and figures. At PiggyBank we wanted to offer a genuine simple process. The Process of Applying for a Loan Simplicity is everything, especially if an unexpected circumstance has led you to search for a short-term loan. At PiggyBank you can apply to borrow anything between £100 up to £1000,...

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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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Unnecessary Wastage

One of my biggest bugbears as a CEO of a small company like PiggyBank is wastage. Being a start up, we don’t have huge pots of money like a big corporate. So every pound really does count. This means that we are incredibly focused on efficiency, accounting for time and making sure that every minute that we are working is productive, effective and focused. In house we keep meetings to...

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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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Adapt and Overcome

Interesting week, to say the least. This start-up journey is full of peaks and troughs. We made a big decision this week that a minimum viable product is not right for the Piggy Product. Although I’m a great believer of MVP in traditional tech start-ups, for a financial product, it just doesn’t work. So it was time for a slight pivot. So instead of a MVP, we are now going to work...

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Week one on the start up rollercoaster

Week one (or week three since I left the safety net of working for someone else, or week 27 from when I first came up with the concept of Piggy…) of the start up journey has been and gone. It’s been a fantastic week all in all. Great to have Chris and Adam join me at PiggyBank HQ, but still four working days until Darren comes to join the team. The office is looking fantastic, but...

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Building our team of Superstars

From the moment I knew Piggy Bank was a reality, there were only two people that I wanted to lead our technological software development, Darren and Adam. I’d known Adam and Darren for nearly two years. We’d met at the Richmond Group and got on very well on a personal level, and had had some great results on projects we had worked together on. The had both been at RG for a long...

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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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How did I get here?

I have always had an entrepreneurial mindset, from a very young age. It seems to run in the family. My Grandfathers, my Gran and my Uncle have all owned and ran successful businesses. So I guess you could say business is in our blood. My stepfather Julian, one of the Directors of DJS (UK) Limited, is a very successful entrepreneur in the world of cars, property and finance, and has always...

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