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Generate London 2016 Part 1: The future of web design

Three designers from TotallyMoney.com recently attended the Generate London 2016 conference. This is the first in a three-part series of blog posts focusing on the conference. Is web design a secure career? Should designers code? These questions often cross my mind and make me question my career and skill set as a designer. They were …

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Thumb-Stopping Moments: Why a credit comparison site decided to launch a film competition

In the age of social media the user’s attention has become a difficult prize to win. The average person scrolling through their Facebook feed for 30 seconds will see dozens of news stories, videos and adverts. The big question, ‘what grabs people’s attention?’, is something marketing departments have puzzled over for years, and the answer …

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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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Credit card holders to get 'time to find a new deal' alerts

Last week, the FCA published their Credit Card Market Final Findings and announced the introduction of measures designed to protect consumers. The publication highlighted two particular concerns. First, that a significant number of people in the UK carry potentially problematic debt for a number of years – they found that 650,000 people had been in …

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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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Sittin' On the Docker of the API

Continuing the theme of Microsoft’s recent endeavours to move their entire development stack towards a platform agnostic, more Open Source world, I thought I’d share some of the adventures I’ve had along this bleeding edge of development. Here at TotallyMoney.com, we are happy to have been early adopters of .Net Core, using it to power …

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Customer complaints about credit cards continue to fall

The number of complaints received by the financial ombudsman service about credit cards has fallen for the third consecutive year. The ombudsman’s annual review of consumer complaints, published today, reported 8,200 received complaints in 2016, down from 19,634 in 2013; a drop of 58% over three years.1 Many of the complaints received were about claims …

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(Some) rules of software development that might apply in the rest of your life

Many of these rules relate to software development, but can be applied more broadly and produce some interesting learnings for business. Occam’s Razor The simplest answer is usually correct. Recognised long before the time of William of Ockham, after whom the rule is named, the learning from this rule is that minimising your assumptions can …

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