What a difference a year makes

Well can you believe it? It’s been a whole year since the adventure began. What a crazy year it has been. Since leaving the comfort of a big company to join what was then just an idea, four guys in a small office in a small town, I am happy to report that our startup journey has been a lot of fun, a lot of learning and a series of high and occasional lows. The first months at Piggybank...

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The problem with Middle Management

The start up rollercoaster has a real habit of making time run away from you. Just looking back through my start up journey blogs and I realised that it has been three months since my last post. So I thought I better put that right. Well, the start up rollercoaster has been in full swing. A lot of ups and downs, but significantly more ups than downs. PiggyBank has been out in the world, on...

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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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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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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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