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International Women’s Day 2019 – Balance for Better

To mark International Women’s Day 2019, we assembled the women of TotallyMoney in the nearby White Collar Factory for a special lunch to celebrate our successes, to strengthen our support network, and to discuss #balanceforbetter and the steps we can all take to help encourage gender balance in the workplace. We were delighted to be …

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One Million Reasons to Celebrate

We recently hosted our colleagues, partners and the media to celebrate our millionth customer landmark. We presented what we will focus on in 2019 and drunk a few Proseccos (too many). Our gregarious chief commercial officer, Mr Tom Platt, tackled the complex issue of people getting rejected for credit and how we can solve this …

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An ‘outstanding’ year for staff engagement

Last week, TotallyMoney learnt we’d earned a 3-star accreditation from Best Companies, recognising us for ‘extraordinary’ levels of engagement. We were delighted, and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll join the ranks of a number of other fantastic companies on the Sunday Times Top 100 lists when they’re published early next year. Among our …

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At your best (you are love)

I first came across In-Deep when I met Emma and Colin Chapman earlier in the summer. Colin’s own story is a compelling one: a former rough sleeper in Westminster, where he became friends with the elderly and local residents who were kind enough to help him. After overcoming his own problems, Colin wanted to do …

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Diversity in Tech 2018

Last week, I was really pleased to attend the Diversity in Tech 2018 conference, which provided a great opportunity to think both about how to build more diverse workplace cultures, and in so doing how to help our organisations build more diverse products.   At TotallyMoney, we’re committed to making our workplace inclusive. But, it’s …

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How We Won “Best Company To Work For” At 2018’s Credit Awards

When I joined TotallyMoney three years ago, I set myself a mission: to make TotallyMoney the best place to work in any industry. Fast forward to last Thursday, and I couldn’t be happier to see these efforts paying off. That’s because we won Best Company To Work For at 2018’s Credit Awards. Here’s what the …

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“Running is 80% mental”

As a keen runner, I decided a good way to raise some money and awareness for charity would be to run a marathon. But as a keen runner, I also thought: everyone does that.

Running with Scissors

‘Cut and paste’ might have become a shorthand for lazy thinking and stealing other people’s idea, but, armed with scissors, glue and a stack of old magazines, the TotallyMoney Collage Club tapped into our creative unconscious. And it turned out to be quite a dark and twisted place at times. Collage Club founder Steph Hartman got us started with …

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International Women’s Day: 3 Reasons to Celebrate at TotallyMoney

The approach to International Women’s Day always seems to be met with a mixed bag of emotions: from panic across boardrooms as businesses struggle to come up with ideas to celebrate it, to wry cynicism on the part of women who question the day’s actual usefulness and impact. While Nike’s IWD-themed ad featuring Serena Williams …

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10 Years of Henry (Tenry?)

It’s no mean feat for someone to serve one company for 10 years. That’s about one fifth of someone’s entire working life. Henry Keegan, Head of Search, is TotallyMoney’s longest serving employee, boasting a two-year lead on the person who takes second place. He was here during our first incarnation as Media Ingenuity Ltd. He …

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The Hottest Game in Town

“I’ve got wood and I need a sheep” are not the words you usually hear in an office in Central London. However, earlier this year the offices of TotallyMoney were transported to 16th century undiscovered lands where we were faced with the daunting task of starting our own civilisations, building roads and cities while battling …

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Celebrating TotallyMoney’s Free Credit Score and Report

We took over a gallery in Fitzrovia to celebrate the launch of our Free Credit Score and Report service.
The event was intended to be two things: an opportunity to celebrate our success with partners and lenders and – more importantly – to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who worked so hard this year to ensure we launched the product on time. We had a great turn out and were really pleased that so many of our friends could help us mark the occasion.

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Roadmap to a Party
Just as the new TotallyMoney product has been a long time in the planning and execution, so we had been mobilised in April to start planning the party. It was a strange sensation to be working on an event to launch something that was pretty abstract at the beginning of the process; and we had been given a September date in case of any slippage in the delivery date. But in the end we needn’t have worried. The product went to market and our TV ad hit the screens weeks before the party – we even surprised ourselves and had the app in the store at the beginning of that week!
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‘And it was all Yellow’
We worked with a lot of great suppliers to pull off the event that we wanted, including Maule Brewery who sorted us out with a custom TotallyMoney lager for one night only! Graphics were provided by Contour Digital, who helped us put our own spin on the space, and pick up the ‘iconic’ yellow dots straight out of our live report dashboard… We’ll be working on the leftover sherbet lemons for a while yet.
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It’s an Aard Knock Life

TotallyMoney.com recently had an away were we learnt how characters such as Gromit and Shaun the Sheep can say so much without speaking.

Cycle to work day: Why you should be hopping on the cycle to work scheme

Wednesday 14 September 2016 is the day to follow Norman Tebbit’s (misquoted) advice and “get on your bike”. One of the most cost effective ways to join the 741,000 people who regularly cycle to work is to take advantage of the cycle to work scheme which several organisations, including TotallyMoney.com, offer to their employees. What …

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Will you start the fans, please!

We’ve given the meeting rooms here at TotallyMoney.com a lick of paint. Following a Crystal Maze theme, each room is modelled on one of the hit ’90s gameshow’s zones: Aztec, Industrial, Futuristic and Medieval, with the boardroom taking its cue from the ultimate Crystal Dome destination.   Why the Crystal Maze? Well, it was something …

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Why we want to End Duchenne in Ten

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a devastating disease; it’s the most common fatal genetic disease diagnosed in childhood, it’s 100% fatal and there is no cure. Those affected by Duchenne, most of whom are boys, will be in a wheelchair by the age of 10-12 years and few live much beyond their 21st birthday. Emily Crossley, …

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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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Hack to the Future

Last Thursday, TotallyMoney.com held a company-wide hack day, producing some great results while having fun along the way! We wanted to take a break from our day to day product development efforts, where our focus is on giving customers great products that make the credit market better and fairer. Why? Because sometimes the best ideas …

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The day TotallyMoney.com became cool

I’ll admit it. When Joe, our Head of Brand and Communications, asked me to commission my brother Luka for a piece of graffiti art to be used on TotallyMoney.com merchandise, I was sceptical. I mean, street art meets credit cards? But I asked him nevertheless. Having been a graffiti artist for the past 20 years, …

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