Glasgow CEO recognised in UK index

23 Jul 2020

Andrew Duncan, CEO of Glasgow based fintech Soar, has been recognised in the latest Social Entrepreneurs Index.

Glasgow CEO recognised in UK index

The Index celebrates the social impact, creativity and innovation of 55 of the UK's most inspiring social entrepreneurs. Andrew is one of only four Scots and the only entrepreneur from the fintech sector in the Index.
It is announced annually by UMi, in partnership with Social Enterprise Mark, Inspiring Women Changemakers and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.
UMi's Chief Executive, Nicki Clark, said: "Over many years, UMi has been celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship across the UK. As part of this focus, the UK Social Entrepreneur Index is a celebration of entrepreneurs running businesses with social purposes, who we hope will also act as beacons of inspiration for others to encompass positive social impact."
Soar aims to play a part in ending the struggle for over 3 million people in the UK who rely on payday lenders and loan sharks to make ends meet. The company is helping to crack down on irresponsible lending with its white-labelled mobile banking app, web app and a platform hub that automates applying for loans for affordable credit providers such as Credit Unions and Community Development Financial Institutions.

The Index celebrates the social impact, creativity and innovation of 55 of the UK's most inspiring social entrepreneurs. Andrew is one of only four Scots and the only entrepreneur from the fintech sector in the Index.

It is announced annually by UMi, in partnership with Social Enterprise Mark, Inspiring Women Changemakers and the School for Social Entrepreneurs.

UMi's Chief Executive, Nicki Clark, said: "Over many years, UMi has been celebrating and inspiring entrepreneurship across the UK. As part of this focus, the UK Social Entrepreneur Index is a celebration of entrepreneurs running businesses with social purposes, who we hope will also act as beacons of inspiration for others to encompass positive social impact."

Soar aims to play a part in ending the struggle for over 3 million people in the UK who rely on payday lenders and loan sharks to make ends meet. The company is helping to crack down on irresponsible lending with its white-labelled mobile banking app, web app and a platform hub that automates applying for loans for affordable credit providers such as Credit Unions and Community Development Financial Institutions.

 

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