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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

06 Jun 2018
Specialist Banking
Tandem aims to save customers a total of £10m by end of year

“It’s great to see people already getting so much value from our offering,” said Ricky Knox, CEO at Tandem.  “Tandem was built with the customer in mind and we only make money when they do – for us that’s what it means to be a good bank.”

31 May 2018
When Tandem met Harrods: we had ‘sir’, but we didn’t have ‘dame’

What happens when a fintech bank takes over a bank founded in 1893? And how did Tandem fund the acquisition of Harrods Bank? Its CEO, Ricky Knox, tells all.

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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