Pioneer Mutual Credit Union shortlisted for Innovator of the Year

By Patrick Thorpe posted 23-05-2019 16:33:56


Following a huge number of entries for the inaugural ‘All About Barrhead Awards”, Pioneer Mutual Credit has been shortlisted in the ‘Innovator of the Year’ category.

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 Innovator of the Year award will celebrate the local organisation who has been most innovative, be in their use of products, marketing, events or desire to continually improve.

Beth Welsh, Business Development Manager at Pioneer Mutual believes that its partnership with award-winning FinTech company ‘Soar’ are key to the credit union’s recent success. Pioneer Mutual were approached by 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 will be the first community credit union in the UK to introduce the platform to their members in mid-2019.

Commenting on the award, Beth Welsh said: “We are delighted to have been recognised for our 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”.

Congratulating Pioneer Mutual on their success, CEO of Soar, Andrew Duncan said: “The introduction of digital services and apps mean Pioneer Mutual’s members can manage their money in 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.”