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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

17 Oct 2018
Euro Money
Financial firms tackle fraud with AI and biometrics

Ricky Knox, CEO of challenger bank Tandem Money, says: “When it comes to security, knowledge-based tests are relatively easy to get around as someone might be able to access this information. Biometric authentication alternatives are a great solution to securing customer accounts."

15 Oct 2018
Takeovers, trials and tribulations – how to become the UK’s largest challenger bank

In an article about Ricky Knox CEO of Tandem Bank, it describes how "the bank has experienced a phoenix-like resurrection with the acquisition of ailing Harrods Bank. "

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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