CU Soar

Seeking investment

CU Soar designs, develops and supports software for credit unions and other ethical banking organisations.

The current market offering is a mobile application and back end content management system that helps credit unions to engage better with their members and allows their members to interact with the credit union wherever and whenever they want to. The application is integrated with any of the common legacy back end banking systems that credit unions use.

We are planning extending the functionality to reach further back in to the banking systems to enhance the functionality and added value that CU Soar brings to our clients.

CU Soar is a spin out from the November Twenty One Group which includes SwarmOnline, an enterprise mobile and web application software development company based in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Swarm had been asked to build an app for a couple of credit unions and researched the market as part of delivering the best possible solution. It became apparent that there are many credit unions across the UK that are underserved by current suppliers in relation to mobile apps that help them engage with their members and deliver the best service they can. So, it was decided to design and build a mobile application and content management system to meet that market failure.

The app is now live in the market with a number of credit unions and a potential user base of well over 20,000. CU Soar Ltd was created to commercialise and further develop the platform.

The planned management team behind CU Soar has a wealth of tech start-up and credit union sector experience that will ensure the success of the company. The management team is shown below.

Andrew Duncan – Executive Chairman

Andrew is an award-winning entrepreneur and is the founder and owner of several successful technology businesses including SwarmOnline and November Twenty One Group. Andrew is recognised as one of the prominent authorities on mobile application development in the country.


Alison Dowling – Consultant Advisor

The business is managed by Alison Dowling. Alison has spent many years setting up, managing and supporting credit unions across Scotland. Alison is a well-known and well-connected figure in the UK credit union sector across the UK.


Eva Luckhiram – Chief Product Officer

Eva brings several years of software product design and development to the role. Eva has extensive experience of managing teams of developers working towards meeting clients’ goals.


Paul Theurer – Chief Technology Officer

Paul is an experienced software engineer and technologist. Paul has been instrumental in the design and build of the CU Soar mobile application.


Gary Collins – Business Development Manager

Gary has a background in customer relationships in banking with Clydesdale Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland. Gary is focused on building the customer base and has already secured several customers for CU Soar including Glasgow Credit Union, one of the UK’s largest.


  • Funding Stage Post-seed
  • Trading for 1-5 years
  • Employees 1-5
  • Sector Institutional tool
  • Valuation £1m - £2m

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