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Ricky Knox

Founder & CEO

Tandem Bank

London, UK

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Ricky Knox’s Biography

Ricky Knox is the founder and CEO of Tandem Bank, an app-based bank that aims to revolutionise banking in the customers' favour.

Ricky is a serial entrepreneur who has created multiple successful businesses. He helped to create five technology disruptors in fintech and telecoms before founding Tandem Bank.

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 and currently Europe's largest independent Money Transfer operator. He is also Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director of Azimo, a social digital payments platform that enables simple, fast and secure remittances to 198 countries around the world.

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

Business Leader
Green Bonds: what are they and are they right for your business?

Ricky Knox, Tandem Bank CEO says: “We welcome the government’s announcements in the budget around green bonds and green investment as it shows that they are listening to the public’s demand for a more sustainable future.

How the UK Has Set its Sights on Becoming a Fintech Haven in the Wake of Brexit

Ricky Knox, CEO at fintech bank, Tandem, said: “Tech visas are a great thing and essential if we are going to keep a competitive tech and fintech sector,”

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Ricky Knox’s Background

Tandem Bank
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
University of Bristol
BSc, Economics
1994 - 1998