Holvi Blog for Makers and Doers

The best tips for running your business and insightful news from the world of entrepreneurship.

Top 10 frequently asked questions about Holvi

Holvi top 10 frequently asked questions

Entrepreneurship, How to use Holvi, Tips for small businesses | 17/02/20 15:18

Sole traders take note – Holvi is the new player in town (town being the whole of the UK in this case). Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Holvi offers a new alternative to traditional ways of handling your business finances.

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7 reasons for sole traders to open a separate business account

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses | 07/02/20 14:58

Business account – yes or no? You’ve launched your freelance career, set up as a sole trader and now you’re seeing (or maybe just foreseeing) transactions piling up in your personal account.

A quick online search confirms the legal requirements: as a sole trader, you don’t need to open a separate business account. But… should you?

Absolutely. Here’s why.

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3 Legal Steps Every UK Sole Trader Must Follow

3 legal steps UK sole traders must follow

Entrepreneurship | 31/01/20 12:10

Here are the 3 steps needed to legally work as a sole trader in the UK. 

(This post is short, because the process is easy. Let’s jump right in!)

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Life Balance and Contextual Banking - Holvi’s CEO on the State of Entrepreneurship in 2020

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Entrepreneurship | 26/01/20 07:15

“There used to be this term ‘work life balance’, right?” 

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A 7-Step Business Banking Guide to Self-Employment Success

7-step business banking guide to self-employment success

Entrepreneurship, Financial administration and bookkeeping | 24/01/20 17:12

When some people hear ‘self-employed’ they think free time – hours spent roaming nature, at cafes and art galleries, days lost travelling or just lying in. Not many think hard work. 

But as someone who’s self-employed you know better. 

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Getting started with Facebook ads – Performance Marketer shares his advertising tips for small businesses

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Entrepreneurship, Tips for small businesses, Business marketing | 05/12/19 10:51

For small business owners who want to make marketing a priority but don’t have the time, budget or knowhow, Facebook can be a smart choice. Here, our Performance Marketing Manager shares his best tips for getting started with Facebook ads. 

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How to keep your Holvi account safe

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How to use Holvi, For Holvi entrepreneurs | 02/12/19 10:23

The security of your account is our top priority. We do our best to keep your money and your data safe, but you too can affect the security of your account – in both positive and negative ways. Here, we summarize which measures Holvi implements to keep your account safe and tell you what you as a Holvi user can do to ensure that these measures are effective.

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Why does Holvi sometimes have to block accounts?

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Entrepreneurship, For Holvi entrepreneurs | 29/11/19 08:53

From time to time, affected customers reach out to us on social media asking why their account has been blocked. As with other payment institutions and banks, we are subject to very strict regulations that may require us to take action due to security reasons, or if we suspect any suspicious activity. For the sake of transparency and to dispel rumours, we’re outlining here the reasons behind account suspension.

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Acronyms, Bank Branches, Constant Learning: Our ABCs of Growth over the last 12 months

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Entrepreneurship, Digitalisation of entrepreneurship | 17/10/19 11:40

When you have a home market of 5.5 million people, if you really want to make it big, you have to think international from day 1. As a fintech startup in a digital world, working with a newly standardised European banking system, “going global” should have been straightforward for Holvi. 

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New EU directive aims to reduce the risk of account misuse, says lawyer

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Entrepreneurship, How to use Holvi, For Holvi entrepreneurs | 09/10/19 07:47

The EU’s payment service directive sets new security standards. But what does this mean for Holvi users?

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The next generation of business banking

Holvi is a business account designed and built for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs. Holvi account has everything your business needs, in one easy to use solution. 

  • Business current account 
  • Holvi Business Mastercard
  • Easier invoicing
  • Paperless bookkeeping

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