Our Little Bit For Charidee

As one of the most responsible short term lenders in the market, it’s safe to say that we all have a strong social conscience at PiggyBank loans. This November we have decided to help raise awareness of prostate and testicular cancer by participating in Movember. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK...

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Token Olympic Post

Its just seven days until the London 2012 Olympics Begins, and I for one am very excited. I’m not just excited because I love sport, or excited by having the eyes of the World on our great Capital city, or because of the much needed boost that the influx of tourism will give to our fair Isle. I’m excited because of the significant cultural shift that has happened since the 2008 games;...

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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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In the beginning… PiggyBank Start up Journey

So after months and months of planning, scoping and funding, I was stood in my own office, with nothing for company except a blank whiteboard. I was there, the start of my very own start up journey. My vision and my dream were finally becoming a reality, and my emotions were everywhere. I had chosen to walk away from a great job, working with a very inspiring group of people, on a very...

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