We began developing our product. With only a small team, we made great strides very quickly over the next year.
We grew our team. Andrew moved fully from his position at Swarm Online to Soar as our CEO and we welcomed Eva Luckhiram as our Chief Product Officer and Paul Theurer as our Chief Technology Officer.
We announced our partnership with the UK’s largest credit union: Glasgow Credit Union.
We hosted our first Soar event, Credit Union Connect with a full guest list.
We announced the Soar rebrand! We worked with the award-winning branding agency, Made Brave, to make it all happen.
We announced our £450,000 Research and Development grant from Scottish Enterprise with a visit to our offices from Kate Forbes MSP.
We were awarded £75,000 from Scottish Edge.
We won the Social Impact and Rising Star Award at the Scottish Financial Technology Awards.
Our CEO won the Glasgow Scale-up Entrepreneur of the YearAward at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
We also moved our offices to Glasgow City Centre.
We were awarded a finalist spot in Nesta’s Affordable Credit Challenge.
We announced the £200,000 prize we won in the Affordable Credit Challenge with our partners, Capital Credit Union and Nivo.
We announced our partnership with payment provider, Modulr.
We launched our new Soar Lite package and our partnership with Experian.
We welcomed Aidan Skinner as our Chief Technology Officer.
We partnered with Signable and integrated eSignatures into our Banking Platform.
We partnered with Inbest integrated benefit calculators into our Platform Hub.
We partnered with Truelayer to expand our services and integrate Open Banking.
We implemented Direct Debit and Faster Payments on our platform.