Following a huge number of entries for the inaugural All About Barrhead Awards, we are pleased and excited to announce that Pioneer Mutual Credit Union are finalists in the Innovator of the year category. The winners of all 7 categories will be announced at an awards dinner on the 31st May. The Awards have been developed to celebrate every aspect of the local community, from local businesses, organisations and even individuals who strive to make Barrhead a better place to live, work, shop and visit. The Barrhead Innovator of the Year will celebrate the local organization who has been most innovative, be it in their use of products, marketing, events or desire to continually improve.

Pioneer Mutual were approached by award winning FinTech company Soar to implement an online banking and app platform offering digital services fit for a modern age, delivering a highly personal, accessible and convenient 24/7 service that our members deserve, and have grown to expect from a financial provider.

Pioneer Mutual are the beta tester for this brand-new technology, which partners with FinTech partners from across the globe to bring to our members innovative and marketing changing services. Pioneer will be the first community credit union in the UK to introduce the platform to their members in mid 2019.

The platform will bring to our members:

  • Banking App
  • Card Payments – online, telephone and in branch
  • 24/7 Online Banking – offering self service
  • Automated Loan decisioning.
  • Online member area

Beth Welsh, Business Development Manager, Pioneer Mutual states “We are delighted that Pioneer Mutual Credit Union has been recgonised for its innovative approach to ethical finance, as we passionately believe that FinTech is key to the success of the sector while also holding on to the personal service that our members deserve;  giving members the choice to access our services in person or online offering “Finance For Everyone’.

On congratulating Pioneer Mutual on their success, Andrew Duncan, Soar, CEO, said “The introduction of digital services and apps means Pioneer Mutual’s members can manage their money the way they want. Pioneer’s strategy will enable them to not only remain relevant, in a competitive market, but to grow for the benefit of the whole community.”