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Building a fairer credit market

Thoughts, stories and insight from the TotallyMoney.com team

Cleaning up Docker images on Jenkins build machines

We use Jenkins to build production-ready Docker images here at TotallyMoney. The setup works really well, but we encounter regular problems with high disk usage from Docker. This is primarily because old, untagged images aren’t cleaned up either during a new image build or on a timed basis. This is safe of course, particularly for…

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And the award goes to…

With the winners and losers at the Oscars and BAFTAs dominating discussions on the Creative desk this week, the conversation quickly turned to the ever-controversial subject of book vs film. Which are the best film adaptations of novels or short stories? Which brilliant books were lost in translation when they ended up on the big…

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Google pulls the plug on comparison

Google has started to wind down its financial products comparison service less than one year after it was launched in the US. It will be shut down completely in both the US and UK by 23 March 2016. Google compare will be familiar to most people as the special box that appears at the top…

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TotallyMoney.com’s mission and vision for the future

As a company grows and evolves, it’s important for everyone to hold true to the core beliefs and objectives for the business. This morning, TotallyMoney.com CEO Alastair Douglas laid out his thoughts on what we’re all working to achieve. TotallyMoney.com’s mission “TotallyMoney.com’s mission is to create a fairer credit market for UK consumers by giving…

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Five forces that will shape the credit card market

In 2015, we saw significant changes in the credit card market with new providers and brands entering the market and continuing product innovation. This year is likely to be one of transition for many of the leading card providers who are mindful of the impending shifts in the wider economy. Here, I’ve put together a list…

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Why Facebook ads are what online banners always wanted to be

Online banner advertising (aka standard display, display advertising) is 22 years old this year[1]. Over £2BN was spent on this channel in 2015[2]. Yet most people I speak to struggle to make this channel scale or drive an impressive return on investment. In the late ’90s, banner ads were measured on click through rates[3] and…

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Closing the perception gap

As part of our ongoing efforts to understand consumer needs and make the world of credit a fairer place, we conducted a survey that found only one per cent of the population knew how long it would take to pay off £2,000 in credit card debt by making the minimum repayments each month. In order…

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Birth of an App

Here’s a visualisation of the evolution of the TotallyMoney.com loans comparison platform.   The video shows the creation of files and changes made to them over time as the application was developed. These changes are recorded via Git, a software version control system, and was visualised using gource. Folders and files are shown as lines…

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How to Get Your Writing Read, Shared and Appreciated

Picture the scene. It’s 11pm on an idle Tuesday and I decide to post a spontaneous piece on Medium. “I’ll probably delete it in the morning,” I say to myself. Just 24 hours later and my first ever post is trending in Medium’s global top five. I had no followers on the platform and virtually…

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Turn On, Tune In and Listen on Demand

I want to listen to more new music, break out of old patterns, discover new bands and get excited about them. So, as I did last year, I’m only streaming music that has been released this year. And not much that I want to listen to has been put out yet – I’m really waiting…

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