It’s hard to believe that 2019 is already coming to an end.

With 6 award wins (and 20 award nominations), 31 speaking engagements at international events and a 35+% team growth across all continents,  the last 12 months have been incredibly busy, inspiring and exciting for all of us at Know Your Customer.

To wrap up 2019, we have compiled a quick overview of the top stories we have shared with the KYC community on LinkedIn and Twitter throughout the year. Take a look!

A new record set for Know Your Customer

March was by far an outstanding month for the Know Your Customer team. Within just a few weeks, we secured international recognition on seven different occasions, including being recognised by the ETNet FinTech Awards, by the HK ICT Awards and by the National Technology Awards (UK), and being listed as a Top 20 FinTech Company in Hong Kong. Discover more here.

GVS/One4All added to our list of European clients

Back in the summer, we officially announced GVS/One4All Prepaid Cards as a client in Ireland and the United Kingdom. A member of VISA Europe and an authorised e-money institution, GVS was looking for an effective and scalable solution to seamlessly digitise their corporate client onboarding. Read more here.

Visit of the French Insurance Federation to our Dublin office

Back in April, we had the pleasure to welcome a delegation of the French Insurance Federation at our Dublin office for a morning entirely dedicated to the challenges and opportunities of digital onboarding for the insurance sector. Missed the event? Fear not! We recorded an exclusive webinar on-demand with François Clin, Head of Compliance at AXA France, which you can listen to here.

Our CEO’s interview with FinTech Finance at Sibos 2019

Since starting out as a banking operations seminar in 1978, Sibos has grown into one of the world’s most important annual gatherings for the world of financial services. The 2019 edition, which took place in London, brought together 10,000+ attendees to discuss how financial institutions can be “thriving in a hyper-connected world”. During the event, where Know Your Customer exhibited in September, our CEO Claus Christensen was featured in a special interview with Fintech Finance. Watch it here.

Hamburg Commercial Bank client announcement

Right before heading to London for Sibos, we officially announced Hamburg Commercial Bank as a client of Know Your Customer. The bank implemented our technology to streamline the onboarding process for corporate clients and drastically reduce their compliance team’s manual work. Read all about it here.

Discussing the opportunities of RegTech at the ICA APAC Conference in Singapore

In October, our CEO Claus Christensen was invited to take part in a thought-provoking panel discussion about the impact of digital technology on the compliance function as we know it.
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CapBridge added to our client list in Singapore

Right after Hong Kong Fintech Week and before Singapore FinTech Festival in November, we announced global private markets platform CapBridge as the latest addition to our fast-growing client list in Singapore. Discover more about the partnership here.

Compliance questions raised by the rise of Virtual Banking in Asia

Following the MAS announcement regarding new digital bank licences in Singapore, our CEO Claus Christensen took a closer look at the overall phenomenon of virtual banking across Asia. In an article for Regulation Asia, Claus explored the compliance challenges and opportunities that come with the rise of digital banking. Discover more here.

A special feature on the Money Never Sleeps Podcast

Last summer, Know Your Customer’s CEO Claus Christensen joined Money Never Sleeps’ hosts Eoin Fitzergald and Pete Townsend for an honest and engaging conversation about Know Your Customer’s journey to date and the future of the RegTech industry. Have a listen below!

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