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Harmoney turns five! Meet Arthur Koo

, 24 September 2019

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Arthur Koo

Senior Java Developer

How much did you know about Harmoney when you got the role? 

Almost nothing. I only found out more about Harmoney and the interesting idea behind it, after hearing about the role.

What were your first few weeks with the company like? 

It was very "hands-on" as it was right when we were moving from outsourcing to in-sourcing. There was a lot of communicating with external parties to help understand the systems in our platform.

What's your favourite memory or experience from those early days? 

It was an amazing experience to be part of a company that has continued to grow and innovate. I'm still enjoying it.

What was the biggest challenge of those early days? 

What we could achieve then was very much dictated by our resources and the small size of the team.

What's different about working in Harmoney now? 

Harmoney has grown quickly, especially our engineering team. It’s great now that we are able to innovate more and make use of more technology to make our platform better.

About Harmoney

Founded in New Zealand in 2014, Harmoney is a leading digital platform lender in Australasia and the largest in the New Zealand market.  


Harmoney has:

  • Facilitated $1.7 billion in loan volume via over 80,000 loans;

  • Has been awarded the Canstar 5-award Outstanding Value (A1 – A5) two years in a row;

  • Created highly skilled and highly paid roles in Auckland, Sydney, and Suva;

  • Was a finalist 2017 and 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Awards;

  • Winner of the Best Personal Loan (Risk-Based) category at the 2019 Finder Awards in Australia;

  • Winner of the ‘Best Use of SEM/SEO’ category in the 2019 IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards.

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