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Ricky Knox

Tandem Bank

London, UK

Founder & CEO

Tandem Bank

Ricky Knox
Ricky is a serial entrepreneur and has built multiple successful businesses. He has built five technology disruptors in fintech and telecoms and founded Tandem in 2013.

Ricky co-founded GSM Systems (a global mobile telephony network services provider) in 2003 and is a Director and Founder of Small World Financial Services Group (a global money transfer business with over £4bn of transfers) which is now Europe's largest independent Money Transfer operator. He also Founder and Non-Executive Director of Azimo, a social digital payments platform that enables simple, fast and secure remittances to 198 countries globally.

Ricky is also Managing Partner at Hexagon Partners, a specialist private equity firm which invests in financial technology.

Ricky holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Ricky Knox’s Newsfeed

01 Aug 2018
Specialist Banking
Basic savings rate ‘could be a boon for specialist banks’

Ricky Knox, CEO at Tandem, thought that customer loyalty should be rewarded rather than penalised: “This could be a boon for specialist banks and pull down some of the unfair competitive advantages that the big banks enjoy.  In theory, this could delete the big banks’ back-book savings advantage, but I suspect it will more likely drive down front-book returns.” 

30 Jul 2018
6 ways to build the perfect investment pitch, with Tandem’s Ricky Knox

There’s an investor out there that fits your idea,” says Tandem co-founder Ricky Knox when we ask him for his golden insight on the world of investment. “You just have to find them.” It’s a sage piece of advice, almost proverbial. But then Knox, who set up his uber-successful challenger bank back in 2013, is most definitely a man to listen to. 

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Ricky Knox’s Background

Founder & CEO
2013 - Present
London, UK
Tandem Money is an app-based, full-service retail bank with built-in budgeting features, such as alerts when bills increase or a payment comes in, advice on switching energy supplier and automatic advice on how much customers can afford to spend each month.
Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director
2012 - Present
London, UK
Azimo is an online remittance transfer service for customers who wish to make transactions to overseas accounts.
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Ricky Knox’s Education

2003 - 2003
BSc, Economics
1994 - 1998