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Hong Kong & Dublin – Global RegTech company Know Your Customer has received an exceptional number of recognitions during the month of March.

Know Your Customer provides digital solutions to global clients across a variety of regulated sectors to quickly and accurately identify and verify companies and individuals during client on-boarding, ensuring companies can confidently conduct their KYC and anti-money laundering (AML) functions.

On 6 March 2019, Know Your Customer was announced as the winner of this year’s FinTech Awards by ET Net in the “Outstanding Identity & Transaction Authentication Solution” Category. The FinTech Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area. ET Net, the online publication part of the Hong Kong Economic Times Group, is the leading organiser of the Awards in collaboration with Cyberport and the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).

KYC announced as the winner of the FinTech Awards by ET Net in the “Outstanding Identity & Transaction Authentication Solution” Category (06 March 2019).


Also on 6 March 2019, representatives of the Know Your Customer Hong Kong team were among the prize winners at the Innovation Challenge organised by the Dai-ichi Life Group in Shenzhen. The aim of the competition – which involved 121 organisations from 37 countries – was to discover innovative technology with the potential to disrupt the InsurTech industry and transform Dai-ichi Life Group’s value chain. Know Your Customer was awarded third prize.

KYC wins the 3rd Start-Up prize at the Innovation Challenge organised by the Dai-ichi Life Group (06 March 2019).


On 19 March 2019, FinTech News Hong Kong featured Know Your Customer as one of the Top 20 FinTech Start-Ups in Hong Kong in the “Compliance and RegTech” category. As a media outlet entirely dedicated to the FinTech industry and its trends, FinTech News HK had been tracking the performance and announcements from hundreds of Hong Kong-based FinTech companies before selecting their list of top 20 organisations for 2019.

The 20 Top FinTech Start-Ups in Hong Kong according to FinTech News Hong Kong


The latest addition to the list of accolades includes the FinTech Certificate of Merit in the “RegTech, Risk Management and FinTech Security” category awarded to Know Your Customer at the prestigious Hong Kong ICT Award ceremony on Friday, March 22nd. Established in 2006 with the collaborative efforts of the industry, academia and the Government, the Hong Kong ICT Awards aim at recognising outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) applications and encouraging innovation and excellence among Hong Kong’s ICT talents and enterprises.

Know Your Customer is also currently shortlisted for a number of awards in Europe.

These include the WealthBriefing European Awards 2019, for which Know Your Customer is nominated in the “Compliance” category. Showcasing ‘best of breed’ providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the WealthBriefing European Awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals which the prestigious panel of judges deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2018’.

Know Your Customer is currently shortlisted in the National Technology Awards in the “RegTech Project of the Year” category. The National Technology Awards, organised by National Technology News, celebrate the pioneers of new technology and help drive standards and encourage excellence in the industry.

Finally, Know Your Customer is also shortlisted in two different categories in the RegTech Insight Awards 2019, organised by the renowned A-Team Insight Group. Public voting followed an initial review that selected Know Your Customer as one of the finalists in the “Best KYC Software for Customer On-Boarding” and “Best Data Solution for KYC” categories. Award winners will be announced on 3 May 2019.

Know Your Customer CEO Claus Christensen expressed his enthusiasm about the series of recent industry recognitions;

“We are absolutely delighted with the recognitions that we have received from prestigious awards and industry associations across our two key markets, Asia and Europe. These successes are a testament to all our team members’ relentless work over the last few months and I could not be prouder of what we have achieved as a team. With such a great start of 2019, I am really looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring”.


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Last updated on April 16th, 2023 at 11:38 pm

Maggie Maspero

Margherita Maspero is a marketing expert with ten years of experience in marketing strategy and brand development at international RegTech companies across Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Know Your Customer, Margherita held various positions building brands and driving commercial growth through effective marketing strategies at fast-growing B2B start-ups and scale-ups in London, Dublin and Milan. A graduate of the University of Milan, Margherita holds a Master’s from University College London (UCL).