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Ricky Knox

Tandem Bank

London, UK

Founder & CEO

Tandem Bank

Ricky Knox
Biography
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

05 Oct 2017
How are Tandem Bank disrupting the status quo?

The Future of Retail Banking 2016 – Ricky Knox, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Tandem Bank talks about the way customers behave is changing. In a digital company the product is about customer experience whereas in a bank product is about pricing. Will rebuilding the customer experience disrupt the retail banking industry?

05 Oct 2017
The 100 coolest people in UK tech

Ricky Knox is the CEO of London-based Tandem, an app-only bank that wants its customers to avoid most of the hassle associated with big banking corporations. The company has most recently secured £77 million in its Series B funding round, and also acquired the entirety of Harrods Bank earlier this summer. The service hasn’t launched publicly yet, but aims to be a full-service retail bank with budgeting features such as alerts and advice on how to best manage and save money.

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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

MBA
2003 - 2003
BSc,, Economics
1994 - 1998