NEWS AND EVENTS

Find out more about what we're up to and the events we're supporting.

Introducing female students to the world of tech with CodeF

July 2021

CodeF is an annual week-long initiative run by RVU Pay It Forward and SEO London. It’s designed for female students who are interested in starting a career in tech, but have had very little exposure to the topic before.

RVU doubles down on UK mortgage sector by agreeing to acquire Mojo


July 2021

RVU, owners of Uswitch, Confused.com and Money.co.uk, is taking on the UK mortgages sector by agreeing to acquire Mojo Mortgages.

RVU announces closing acquisition of Penguin Portals, owners of Confused.com, Rastreator and LeLynx.fr

April 2021

RVU, owner of home services switching service Uswitch and financial comparison site Money.co.uk, has completed the previously announced agreement to buy the business of Penguin Portals from Admiral Group plc.


Pay it forward. RVUni

Introducing RVUni

April 2021

To help students whose A-Levels were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, we recently invited prospective university students to participate in a free 12-week, business-focused educational programme entitled RVUni.

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International Women's Day

March 2021

Thanks to our brilliant panel for our International Women's Day event today - Debbie Chandler, Kershika Henry-Hippolyte, Tatiana Rosado Vidal and Brittany Dunlap-Chisholm, MBA. A timely reminder of the need to continue challenging the status quo and the importance of taking time to reflect and recharge - because 'you can't pour out of an empty glass.' #choosetochallenge #RVU

ZPG's RVU agrees to acquire Penguin Portals, owner of Confused.com

December 2020

RVU, owners of home services switching service Uswitch and financial  comparison site Money.co.uk, is broadening its comparison portfolio by agreeing to acquire  Penguin Portals from Admiral Group plc. 

Penguin Portals is a global network of insurance-focused comparison platforms that include  Confused.com in the UK as well as Rastreator.com and LeLynx.fr, market leaders in car insurance comparison in Spain and France respectively. The network of over 600 employees  also includes a start-up in Mexico and a development centre in India.

The Mix hackathon

October 2020

Last week we partnered with The Mix charity (who help young people deal with a multitude of challenges) to run a company-wide 'hackday' to come up with creative ideas to help promote 'social good'.

The winning team came up with InstaScan, a tool which analyses Instagram influencers and measures the impact their photos may have on young people's body confidence. By using image recognition, machine learning and sentiment analysis, Instascan rates profiles based on how viewing these posts might affect mental health. This was another great initiative from our RVU Pay it Forward team and our thanks to everyone who got involved! 

Black History Month

October 2020

Black History Month is an opportunity for us to celebrate with our colleagues, to increase our own knowledge while forming a shared understanding and awareness of black history in the UK. Throughout the month we've been organising and enjoying a whole variety events on everything from food and culture, to music, art and film.

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FemTechConf

September 2020

This year we're sponsoring FemTechConf, a community conference for empowering women in the world of tech. Find out more and hear from our speakers.

Congratulations!

AUGUST 2020

We're very proud of our Data & Analytics team who won the Kaggle Hackathon Challenge yesterday, using Google Machine Learning to build a retail personalisation model. Congrats to all involved!

CodeF Technology Week

July 2020

We've been thrilled to be working with SEO London to deliver our CodeF Technology Week training course. It was an awesome effort by all involved. So great to see all of the websites that have been produced after just one week!

RVU Connect

July 2020

This year we brought our annual summer bash online. RVU Connect was an exciting day, giving us the chance to get together with our colleagues. Shout out to our Events team for their tireless work in making it possible. And to Connect 4 champion Minty. She ruthlessly dispatched our CEO, Tariq Syed in one of the highlights of RVU Connect!

Say hello to our 'lockdown joiners'

July 2020

It was great to catch up with some of our 'lockdown joiners' this week ...and this is only half of them! 

See you at the London DBT Meetup

May 2020

Excited for our RVU Data & Analytics team to present their work tomorrow at the London DBT Meetup! We’ll be sharing the results of our first completely remote Hack Day, then discussing how community members are leveraging DBT to solve their data problems.

JS Meetup

March 2020

The brilliant Giorgia Amici did a great job introducing RVU's Women Who Code network at the JS meetup on International Women's Day this week.

Interested in joining us?

At RVU every day brings the opportunity to challenge yourself and those around you. Valuing passion and a drive to improve, we're looking for people to bring a fresh perspective, who can help us in constantly challenging our own assumptions.