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About us

How we keep our software reliable4:43
How we keep our software reliable
 

We may consider taking outside investment in the future.

We've got no plans to sell the company.

Our mission is:

        "Create a world where everyone gets better pay."

Updated: Sat, Jun 12, 2021. Keywords: venture, capital, loan, money, series, seed, fund, raise. Headings: `Are you looking for investors?`, `Do you need funding?`, `Can I invest?`, `Do you have plans to sell the company?`, `What's your exit strategy?`
 

We may consider talking to investors in the future.

We've got no plans to sell the company.

Our mission is:

        "Create a world where everyone gets better pay."

Updated: Tue, Jun 15, 2021. Keywords: venture, capital, loan, money, series, seed, fund, raise. Headings: `Are you looking for investors?`, `Do you need funding?`, `Can I invest?`, `Do you have plans to sell the company?`, `What's your exit strategy?`
 

We won't spam you, and won't sell your private info. We're here to build software that helps you grow your business.

Our promise to you:

  • We won't spam you.
  • We won't sell your private info.
  • We keep building great software that solves real world problems.
Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2020. Keywords: depend, premium, secret, open. Headings: `Are you reliable?`, `Do people like your service?`, `Do you have a good reputation?`, `Do you sell my private info?`
 

The number of our employees is growing.

See how big our team is (and see the team's photos): 1st.money/about

Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2020. Keywords: growth. Headings: `How many employees do you have?`, `What size is your company?`, `How big is the team?`
 

We're always interested in adding new ideas.

If you have a feature request or new idea, let us know at 1st Money's FREE support ... Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm, UK time.

See all the ideas: 1st.money/ideas

Updated: Mon, Nov 16, 2020. Keywords: hope, suggestion, comment, construct, design. Headings: `I've got an idea. Can you build it?`, `Who do I talk to about adding new features?`
 

We welcome inquiries from the press, reporters, journalists, and bloggers.

If you're a journalist who's interested in our business story, please get in touch.

Reach us on 1st Money's FREE support ... Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm, UK time. Our customer happiness team gets you through to the best person.

Also see our press page: 1st.money/press

Updated: Wed, May 12, 2021. Keywords: reporter, meet, founder, promotion, vlog, podcast, newspaper, magazine. Headings: `How can I interview the CEO for an article?`, `I'd like to write a story about you. Who can I speak to?`, `Where do I find press and media info?`
 

Reach us on any of our details.

 

1st Money's FREE support ... Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm, UK time.

 

You're welcome to email us anytime: [email protected]

 

Have a media inquiry? We'd love to hear from you. Tell us, and we'll get you on a call with the right person. Learn more: 1st.money/press

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To find a feature:

  1. Click:
  2. Type into the search box:
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We're here to stay because:

  • We're 100% boot-strapped (self-funded).
  • We've got no debt.
  • We haven't taken any outside investment (yet).
  • We've got savings in the bank.
  • We've got on-going revenue from our existing products.
  • We're a team of passionate individuals who really care about building something great.

We're here for the long-term, until we achieve our mission.

Our mission is:

        "Create a world where everyone gets better pay."

Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2020. Keywords: survive, last, trust, permanent. Headings: `Can I rely on this product?`, `What happens if you disappear?`
 

How we keep our software reliable4:43

Ever wondered how we, at 1st Money, keep our software so reliable? In short, we do it by every day: 

  • Exactly matching all 1,200 of HMRC's model tax calculations, 
  • Running over 6,000 click-navs, 
  • Over 10,000 asserts, 
  • And over 1,000 delves. 
These numbers are up-to-date as of the 30th of June, 2022. Keep watching, to see how this all works. 

 

Tax scenarios. We test our tax calculations by inventing 15 different imaginary taxpayers, shown at the top of the screen. Each one has different settings, like how many hours they work, how much they're paid, whether they're married, whether they've got children, and more. We use these 15 different imaginary taxpayers to exactly match all 1,200 of HMRC's model tax calculations. Each of these tax calculations are matched to the penny, giving us recognition from HMRC that our tax software is 100% correct. And, of course, we sit down and re-verify them all with HMRC every year. 

 

Product videos. So far, we've made 139 videos, explaining every part of our product. Everywhere in our product, you'll find these video links. When you click one, a video pops out from the side. In our help pages, almost every sentence can be clicked on to show a video explaining that step. To make this all work perfectly, we've built our own video player, and video creation software. This way any customer that wants help can immediately find answers. 

 

Elements. To make our software look beautiful on both laptops and smartphones, we've built our own library of 40 software widgets. Each widget has their own page for testing the different ways they can be used. This lets us easily spot if any of them have any errors. 

 

Click-navs. Every night, we run over 6,000 click-navs. This pushes our test server's CPU to 100% for over 7 hours. Each click-nav is like a tiny robot clicking its way through our software, at very high speed, just like you're seeing on-screen right now. If the robot spots anything wrong, it takes some screenshots and notes about the error. Using these notes, our developers then make fixes. This way, bugs are usually spotted by us first, and not by our customers. 

 

Developer tools. At 1st Money, all our developers use specialised developer tools for their day-to-day programming. Every time a developer finishes making changes to the software, the developer tools analyses the code they've written. This warns the developer about errors like missing functions, unused variables, and much more. 

 

TypeScript. Every developer, about twice a day, runs a script that compiles all 200 of our TypeScript files, and then scans them with ESLint. We use TypeScript to make sure any JavaScript errors get caught by us first, and not by our customers. 

 

Unit tests. Every developer, about twice a day, runs thousands of asserts to test our software. This includes over 4,000 tax asserts, and 6,000 system asserts. Each dot you can see on the screen represents about ten asserts. Altogether, these 10,000 asserts take about 42 seconds to run. This ensures that day-to-day software changes don't accidentally break our existing code. 

 

Delves. Every developer, about twice a day, runs over 1,000 delves, taking about 58 seconds for the entire set. These delves scan over 6,000 files in our codebase, looking for things to improve in the code, including: 

  • Code that's too complicated, 
  • Things that need to be named more clearly, 
  • And much more. 
This way, each day's changes are continuously scrubbed clean. 

 

Confirm URLs. Every developer, about twice a day, runs a spider that automatically opens and tests over 400 pages spread across 1st Money's entire system. It takes about 29 seconds to test them all each time. This helps ensure that obvious problems like dead links or page-load errors are caught by us first, and not by our customers. 

 

Documentation quality. Every developer, about twice a day, runs a script that scans all our documentation and help, searching for sentences that can be improved. We check for things like: 

  • Spelling, 
  • Abbreviations, 
  • Sentences that're too long, 
  • And much more. 

 

And that's it! These are just a few of the ways we keep our software reliable at 1st Money. We've loved building it, and hope you love it too! 

Updated: Tue, Jun 21, 2022. Keywords: uptime, maintenance. Headings: `How do I know your software is stable?`, `Is your software buggy?`
 

We first opened our doors in 2020.

We've now been in business for 2+ years.

Updated: Sat, Jun 18, 2022. Keywords: date, begin, incorporate. Headings: `When did you launch?`, `How long ago did you start your business?`, `When did this product first open?`
 

To apply for any of our openings, take a look at our jobs page.

To apply for a job:

  1. Go to: 1st.money/jobs
  2. Click one of our open vacancies (at the top).
Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2020. Keywords: employment, recruitment, career. Headings: `How can I get a job with you?`, `How do I get hired?`, `Where do you post your job openings?`, `Are you hiring?`
 

Please report any problems or bugs to us.

Reach us on:

Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2020. Keywords: notify. Headings: `How can I tell you about a problem?`, `Who do I explain this issue to?`, `I need you to fix this bug. Who can help me?`
 

We won't enter into discussions with any other party concerning your business.

Some steps we take to protect your data:

  • We won't publish case studies that may allow the identification of your org, without your express permission.

  • All our employees sign a non-disclosure agreement that comprehensively protects your confidential info.

  • Our HR department personally re-trains all employees on their confidentiality obligations every six months.

  • Our employees have signed agreements are digitally archived and available for inspection for security and auditing purposes.

Updated: Sun, May 16, 2021. Keywords: secret. Headings: `How do I know that my company info is safe?`, `What do you do to protect my data?`, `Is my info safe with you?`
 

Using our products means you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

There's no other legal formalities.

Updated: Wed, May 26, 2021. Keywords: law, regulations, agreement, license. Headings: `Where do I find your Terms of Service?`, `Where do I find your Privacy Notice?`, `What do I agree to, when I use this?`, `Where do you store your policy documents?`
 

Our mission is:

        "Create a world where everyone gets better pay."

We believe this can be achieved by giving businesses, both small and large, access to high quality, FREE software. For us, this journey starts with FREE payroll, HR, and attendance.

Updated: Tue, Aug 3, 2021. Keywords: purpose, dream. Headings: `What's your end goal?`, `What do you want to achieve?`, `What's your vision?`
 

We provide the following products:

Updated: Mon, Jul 4, 2022. Keywords: business, industry, features. Headings: `What products do you offer?`, `What services are available?`
 

We've used a variety of software and services to build this. Where possible, we've used open source software.

We're built with:

Category                                       Vendors
Hosting DigitalOcean
Server OS Debian
Desktop OS Ubuntu Desktop, Mac OS X, Windows, Azure VM
Virtualization Vagrant, VirtualBox, Parallels, Azure VM
Web server Nginx
Data layer MySQL, Redis
Code HTML, SCSS, PHP, TypeScript, jQuery, JavaScript
Code management Git, GitLab
Configuration management SaltStack
Tools PhpStorm, Gimp, Double Commander, Total Commander
Collaboration Pop, Slack, Gmail, Trello, Google Drive
Customer service Tawk.to, Help Scout, G Suite
Art Gimp, SVG
Demo videos OBS Studio, HandBrake, Amazon Polly, Azure TTS
Updated: Wed, Mar 2, 2022. Keywords: infrastructure, host, package, construct. Headings: `What software stack did you use?`, `What products is this made with?`, `How'd you create this?`
 

Our head office is in Budapest, Hungary.

We operate with:

  • Our team spread across the UK, New Zealand, the Philippines, and other countries.
Updated: Mon, May 3, 2021. Keywords: facility, location, country, city. Headings: `Where's your main office?`, `What's your address?`, `Where do you work from?`
 

See our Terms of Service (ToS) and Privacy Notice:

A print version and list of changes over time can also be found on those pages.

Updated: Mon, Sep 13, 2021. Keywords: security, confidentiality, policy. Headings: `Where can I download your legal policies?`, `Where do I find the agreement document?`
 

Where can I get photos and images for my article?

Download photos and product images for redistribution at our press page: 1st.money/press

You're welcome to redistribute the materials on our "Press" page. You don't have to ask.

Updated: Wed, May 12, 2021. Keywords: blog, news, magazine, media, pictures, screenshots, release, vlog, podcast. Headings: `Where can I download team photos?`, `Where can I get a copy of your official logo?`
 

We currently have no investors.

  • We're 100% boot-strapped (self-funded).
  • We've got no debt.
  • We haven't taken any outside investment (yet).
  • We've got savings in the bank.
  • We've got on-going revenue from our existing products.
  • We're a team of passionate individuals who really care about building something great.
Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2020. Keywords: venture, funding, series, round, seed, loan. Headings: `How do you fund your business?`, `Where does your money come from?`, `Have you raised capital?`
 

We're available Mon-Fri, 9 am to 5 pm, UK time.

Reach us on:

Updated: Sat, Jul 25, 2020. Keywords: help, report, bug, idea. Headings: `What time can I ask questions?`, `Which hours are you available to answer my query?`, `When can I talk to you?`

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